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Jane Austen Trail

The novelist Jane Austen had close associations with Southampton, and a heritage trail was launched in 2006 to commemorate this.

There are eight plaques each at a location associated with Jane Austen. The plaque at the beginning of the trail at Bargate marks the place where seven year old Jane, her sister and cousin attended a nearby school run by a Mrs Ann Cawley, only to return home again after a few weeks when the school was closed down after an outbreak of typhus. The author spent many holidays in Southampton and subsequently moved to live in the city from 1806 to 1809.

You can download your Jane Austen trail here.