Sunday 17 March 2013


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Have we got the competition for you! For all you Jane Austen Persuasion fans, we have got the chance to visit Lyme Regis, where Persuasion is set and go on a Jane Austen tour of the town.

Jane Austen visited Lyme Regis in England on at least two separate occasions and set Persuasion, her last novel, in the town. On the Jane Austen tour we follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen and her characters around Lyme Regis. During the Jane Austen tour we take a walk along the Cobb to see the steps from which Louisa Musgrove fell on the famous harbour wall and visit the inns mentioned in Persuasion. We see the house in which she stayed and enjoy the pleasure of Lyme Regis's views, knowing that you are seeing the same sights as Jane Austen saw and loved.

Jane Austen loved Lyme Regis so much she set one of her most heartfelt novels here. In it she writes:

'a very strange stranger it must be who does not see charms in the immediate environs of Lyme to make him wish to know it better' (Persuasion).

Why not come and find out why she loved it so much - we're so sure you will love it too!
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Here's what our customers say about us on Tripadviser:
  “Breathtaking and truly insightful morning
 “a very informative and pleasurable series of guided walks”
       “We enjoyed the Jane Austen tour so much we decided to do the Mary Anning tour as well”
        "We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend"
       "absolutely absorbing"

Pictures of the tour can be seen here:

Guided tour
Not included:
Transport to and from Lyme Regis.
Food and beverages
Personal expenses

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All you need to do to enter is answer one question:

To the nearest decade, what is the age of the steps featured in this image, down which Louisa Musgrove is said to have fallen in Persuasion?

Answers should be submitted using the contact details on

5 places will be awarded and may be claimed on any of the 2013 allotted dates here: 

Winning entries may also be claimed in 2014, but these scheduled dates are yet to be confirmed