Discover her countryside, discover the author. Explore the picturesque
villages that Jane Austen knew, the site of her birthplace and her
father's church at Steventon.
See the country houses where she danced, fell in and out of love, and
trace the people she mentions in her letters, in memorials, in village
churches and in a landscape remarkably unchanged since the 1770's.
2017 marks 200 years since her death and her popularity is as great as ever,
witnessed by the exhibitions, performances, displays, lectures and a new bronze
sculpture of her to be unveiled soon in the Market Square in Basingstoke.
Visit the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle,
home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, with
Hampshire Ambassador, Phil Howe.
Just 45 minutes from London Waterloo, Hidden
Britain Tours can pick you up from Basingstoke's
local hotels or railway station and take you on
a short journey through some of England's most
attractive countryside, explaining the beautiful
Hampshire landscape as you go.
Either walk or be driven, (or a combination of both),
to discover the New Forest with a personal guide.
Over the last five years we have developed these walks
and tours and we are passionate about sharing our
knowledge of the forest.
All walks are risk assessed and graded as gentle,
we tailor our walks to suit you, exploratory ambles
rather than route marches, we stop and explain the
landscape, and in just a few hours you will leave
less of a stranger, more as a friend of the forest.