Visit Bath this September to Celebrate the Life of Jane Austen

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Visit Bath this September to Celebrate the Life of Jane Austen
Next month marks the 200th anniversary of the death of the famous English novelist Jane Austen, whose best-known literary works of art include Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility and Persuasion, among others. Her life and work is celebrated each year in Bath, England through the Jane Austen Festival held every September. Austen's bicentenary this year will make this particular festival one to remember. History and literature buffs alike will relish in this 10-day celebration, which includes many varied events, including the reading of Northanger Abbey throughout the ten days, various talks, walking tours, workshops, the world famous Regency Costumed Promenade through the city and a glamorous Regency Costumed Masked Ball.

Visitors of the Jane Austen Festival can stay at The Gainsborough Bath Spa, a beautiful YTL Hotels five-star property located in the center of Bath, conveniently close to the festivities yet a relaxing escape from the crowds. Guests will thoroughly enjoy the luxury of the Gainsborough, which truly encapsulates the essence of the city. The Gainsborough is the only hotel in the UK to house a natural thermal spa. At the Spa Village Bath, managed by YTL Hotels’ highly acclaimed Spa Villa brand, guests can unwind and partake in a one-hour Roman Bath Circuit, and embark on a tour of the thermal pools, saunas, steam room, ice alcove and elegant relaxation room. The spa also offers guests a myriad of therapeutic body treatments, with inspiration drawn from the local, famed thermal waters of Bath.

The Gainsborough is located in the heart of Bath on Beau Street, and occupies three historical buildings with Georgian facades, reflecting the rich past of its famous city. The hotel is located minutes away from Bath's best historical attractions, shops and restaurants, giving guests the chance to explore the ancient streets and get lost in the history of the city. One great option for visitors is the city’s Jane Austen Centre, a permanent exhibition that tells the story of Austen’s time living in Bath and the effect that that had on her writing. This is the perfect opportunity for both literature and history fans to embark on a journey through Bath in the footsteps of Jane Austen, to celebrate her life and all of her literary accomplishments.
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