It is 200 years since the death of Jane Austen, so what better way to celebrate her enduring legacy than by staying at a Hand Picked Hotel in her home county of Hampshire.

The beautiful surroundings of the Hampshire countryside where Jane Austen spent most of her life undoubtedly inspired some of her greatest works, so 2017 is the perfect time to visit the county and celebrate the life of one of the world’s most influential novelists.

Audleys Wood Hotel is an impressive Victorian hunting lodge in Basingstoke surrounded by woodlands and private grounds and even has a suite named after Austen, while Rhinefield House Hotel is nestled in the heart of the New Forest, making them both wonderfully tranquil places from which to explore all that Hampshire has to offer. Beautiful Winchester Cathedral, where Jane Austen is buried, is a must-see landmark.

To commemorate the life of Austen 200 years since her death, Hampshire Cultural Trust has teamed up with Jane Austen’s House Museum to put on a series of exhibitions, walks, talks, writing competitions and performances of her works, including Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey, throughout 2017. 

Visit to check out what events are being held and sign up for updates to ensure you do not miss all things Jane Austen, then book a stay in one of our beautiful nearby hotels to celebrate the life of a truly remarkable woman.