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6 dream homes used in Jane Austen adaptations

6 dream homes used in Jane Austen adaptations

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, we present some of the most iconic properties that appeared in the adaptations of her novels. Since Sense and Sensibility until Pride and prejudice, join us in the universe of the writer!

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Perhaps the most iconic house of all Jane Austen's adaptations. Located in the Peak District in Cheshire, Lyme Park was used as Pemberley, Mr. Darcy's fabulous house in the BBC series starring Colin Farrel and Jennifer Ehle. It was also the location chosen to shoot the famous lake scene.

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2. Chatsworth House: Pride and Prejudice (Movie 2005)

In another adaptation of the same novel, Pemberley moved to Chatsworth House in the movie starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. Located in the Peak District, near Sheffield, this house could have been the perfect inspiration for Jane Austen while writing her books.

"Be sure to admire the staircase and the ceiling of the hall where Lizzie and the Gardiner began the Pemberley tour." Premier Inn, who are encouraging people to use the anniversary as an excuse to visit the country, comment: "The bust of Mr. Darcy that appears in the film, can be found in the Orangery store, in the sculpture gallery" .

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3. Syon House: Emma (Movie 1996)

Located in West London on the River Thames, Syon House has been used in renowned films, such as The madness of King George or The Avengers, but the one that interests us is Emma In the film, the long gallery is the place where Frank Churchill (played by Ewan McGregor) confesses his love for Emma (Gwyneth Paltrow). The majestic interiors and the fact of having left in the film, make the site a mandatory visit for every lover of Jane Austen who boasts.

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4. Montacute House: Sense and Sensibility (Movie 1995)

Any Jane Austen fan knows that one of the best adaptations is the 1995 film, Sense and Sensibility, who won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Emma Thompson plays Elinor Dashwood, and Kate Winslet plays Marianne Dashwood, who is the focus of the scenes shot at the Montacute House in Somerset. Surely you remember the one in which Marianne walks in the rain after being rejected by Willoughby.

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5. Kirby Hall: Mansfield Park (Movie 1999)

This is perhaps one of the least known adaptations, the 1999 film, Mansfield park, was filmed in Kirby Hall, in Northamptonshire. The Elizabethan country house is owned by English heritage, and is the central stage in the history of Fanny Price and the Bertram family.

"If you visit now, you will see that much of the mansion is abandoned, but the huge hall and several of the rooms are still as impressive as a few years ago," says Premier Inn.

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6. Royal Crescent: Persuasion (Movie 2007)

The beautiful and recognizable Royal Crescent mansion in Bath, was used as a backdrop for Jane Austen's novel, Persuasion. Georgian architecture adds a dose of reality to the scenes between Anne Elliot and the rest of the characters.

But Bath has much more to offer fans of the writer, apart from Royal Crescent. And the city is the Jane Austen Center, a museum that is also a tea room.

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