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Chawton House

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Chawton House

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Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester: Private Tour from London
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Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester: Private Tour from London

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Step into a world of Jane Austen during a day trip from London to Hampshire, the 18th-century novelist’s home. With your own private guide, you’ll travel through the county’s rural villages, exploring Winchester and stopping at Jane Austen’s House Museum where classics such as Emma and Pride and Prejudice were written or revised. The bespoke private tour is led by a knowledgeable guide so you’ll get all the background info on Jane Austen as you explore.
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Sue Tupper wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful and well signposted walks (20 min & 45 mins) in the parkland around Chawton House. So good, especially in these times, to have free access to beautiful nature. The shorter (20 min one) ends with Jane’s ‘Great House’ visible at the end of a lovely avenue of trees. You can just imagine them walking here, like the books and films of her writing. The longer one ranges further from the house giving scale to the whole estate. Fantastic that these have been made available. Gentle walking, mostly gates and 1 stile.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Sue, Thank you so much for taking time to write this review of our newly opened parkland walks. We created the two trails during March lockdown as wanted to open up our beautiful estate for some much needed restorative walks so we're thrilled that you've been enjoying them. Our newly installed Tea Shed at the end of both routes means that you can now also enjoy a well deserved cake and cuppa once you've finished! All the best and we hope to see you again soon, Louisa and the Chawton House team.
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Tracey wrote a review Nov 2020
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Claire’s workshop was brilliant- I managed to join before lockdown and was amazed how much I learnt. Claire is a talented photographer and inspirational teacher. She is very generous in sharing her professional knowledge so you can take some fantastic shots in the magical Chawton house grounds. I’d highly recommend this workshop for anyone just starting out or wanting to improve their photography skills,
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for leaving this wonderful review of Claire's photography workshop. Claire is fab and this is a great way to explore the grounds with fresh eyes. We've got more workshops booked in with Claire in 2021 so please do check the what's on section of our website, or sign up to our mailing list, to stay up-to-date. All the best, Louisa and the Chawton House team
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Sophie S wrote a review Nov 2020
Alton4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great afternoon at Chawton House on Halloween. The trail was fun - we especially loved the squashed man, witches' cauldron and pet cemetery. All tastefully and imaginatively done, no plastic 'tat' in sight! We had a handy map which the children enjoyed navigating with. The volunteers were as welcoming and helpful as always. We also planned ahead and ordered the Halloween afternoon tea boxes, which were good value and delicious. We had them at the end of the trail on the picnic benches on the lawn during a rare dry spell. Such a beautiful spot! The gift shop is lovely and I could spend a fortune there but luckily they have 'pocket money' toys so my children bought a couple of presents for themselves. I am really enjoying the more diverse activities that the dynamic, Chawton House team are offering. It must be so hard to keep these places going, and they are coming up with some fab ideas - sunset picnics, outdoor cinema, seasonal events etc. Thank you for such an enjoyable afternoon and keep up the great work!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Responded 4 Nov 2020
Thanks Sophie, we're so pleased you've enjoyed our offer through these strange and difficult times. We are a small staff team supported by amazing volunteers and were so pleased we were able to stay open through half term so that visitors could get out in the open and enjoy themselves - albeit in very wet conditions! The trail was a bit of fun to get kids exploring the gardens and being inspired by spooky literature and we were really happy to see so many people enjoying it. Through November the gardens will stay open, with takeaway being served from our tea shed on the driveway and we'll be offering cakes by post and afternoon tea boxes for collection so plenty to keep you all well fed and entertained even as we face another lockdown. We hope to see you again soon. Louisa and the Chawton House team.
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Jane H wrote a review Nov 2020
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I brought my grandchildren last Friday and they loved it. A good selection for lunch and then out into the Gardens where they really enjoyed the Spooky Trail and the hawks that were flying. We hope to be back before our yearly ticket runs out.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Responded 4 Nov 2020
Thanks so much for sharing your experience and we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. The hawks were magnificent and will be back for the next school holidays so keep an eye on our website/sign up to our newsletter to stay informed. All the best, Louisa and the Chawton House team.
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Wendy W wrote a review Oct 2020
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Booked to see the Halloween spooky garden for myself and grandchildren today, The spooky garden consisted of a pair of trousers with boots, suppose to be a swashed man, a few signs dotted around and a witch made from a garden ornament. Then went to the garden tea shop which I promised my disappointed grandchildren a cake and drink, only to be told we would have to sit out in the rain as tea room full, no provision of a cover. My advise to the trustees of Chawton House if you are going to advertised an event, it should be done with a bit more gusto then what I experienced today, my grandchildren could organise a more scary event.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Responded 4 Nov 2020
Thank you for your feedback and I'm very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the special trail we put together this October half term, which was included with general admission and offered without extra charge. From your description I can only surmise that you did not see the whole trail, perhaps you were not given one of our trail maps at the door. I am very sorry about this as we received lots of positive feedback from other visitors last week who relished the opportunity to get their family outside and explore our beautiful historic gardens and quirky hand-made trail, with literary and historic references to get the imaginations going. The afternoon tea boxes were sold as takeaway as sadly our tearoom is very small, and our capacity is limited by the current pandemic. We were all very unfortunate with the weather last week but it was so lovely to see so many families braving the elements to enjoy a splash around our grounds, and to see the hawk displays we put on. All the best, Louisa and the Chawton House team
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