Friday, August 04, 2006

Jane Austen day out

If any Jane Austen fans would like a day out this weekend, then why not go to Stoneleigh Abbey? Stoneleigh Abbey is in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. For details of how to get there, click here

Jane Austen Weekend at Stoneleigh Abbey
5th & 6th August

A special celebratory weekend. Guides will be in Georgian costume and Jane Austen tours will take place at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm. On each day Gaye King* will give a talk on Jane Austen’s connection with Stoneleigh in the Gilt Hall at 1:00pm lasting approximately one hour, spaces will be limited to 80 people per day.

The Abbey’s tea room will be open throughout the weekend selling cream teas.

*Gaye King has published several articles based on her extensive research into the relationship between the Austen family and the Leighs of Adlestrop, including her discovery of documentary evidence in the Leigh family archives confirming Jane Austen’s visit to Stoneleigh.

Standard tour ticket £6.50
Inclusive ticket £12.50 (tour, talk & cream tea).

It looks like a wonderful event.

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