* ~ * ~ * A Few Days in Bath * ~ * ~ *

I recently spent a few days in Bath. Although it was not my first visit, I decided to revisit some of the places I went to several years ago.

The first picture was taken in The Jane Austen Centre. I think Jane was a little prettier than the manakin, but it is nice to see ‘Jane’ back where she once was.

I met Mr Bennet. He was so very nice, even though he must have his pictures taken hundreds of times a week. And there is a very nice picture of Colin Firth as Mr Darcy.

                         

It was nice to see the fun side of the centre staff, when I visited the ladies powder room. We attended an in-depth talk telling us the history of Jane’s family and what happened to her siblings. Anne Elliot’s original costume from Persuasion was on display, and there is a blue English Heritage plaque on the spot where Jane and her elder sister Cassandra slept.

               

We had lunch in a lovely little bistro called Bridget’s Bakery. It was on the river with lovely views. Here are a few of the picture, including my lunch. (A delicious tuna sandwich and side salad)

           

We also visited the Royal Crescent, the gravel path where Jane walked for exercise, and the Assembly rooms.

 

And a visit to bath would not be complete without paying a visit to the grave of the man who encouraged Jane with her writing, her father.

                         

And finally, there is a cute little café just a few doors down from The Jane Austen Centre, and of course, it is called, Darcy’s News Café.

I hope you have enjoyed this snap shot of my few days in Bath. My next post will be some pictures of Netherfield, Longbourn, and the church where Mr Darcy and Lizzy Bennet married.

MJR

Martine x

 

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