Leamington Spa and Stoneleigh Abbey

Tuesday 6th June 2023

Full day visit to Leamington Spa and Stoneleigh Abbey.

Leamington Spa is an attractive Regency spa town with many listed buildings. On arrival there will be free time for coffee before a tour of the museum and Art Gallery which are housed in the original Spa and Pump Rooms. The guided tour will include a Ceramics exhibition. Lunch is available afterwards in the Art Gallery or Jephson Gardens, a beautiful formal Victorian park located next to the Art Gallery. There are also many cafes and shops in the nearby Georgian centre. NB Lunch is not included

After lunch, we will drive to Stoneleigh Abbey, a stately home which belonged to Jane Austen’s maternal family. The author used to visit the house with her mother and sisters and together with the grounds it was a source of inspiration for her novels. Our guided tour includes readings from Jane Austen’s original letters and her other written works. The afternoon concludes with refreshments in the Vaulted Hall.

It is advisable that you complete and bring an “In Case of Emergency” (ICE) form on the day. The ICE form can be downloaded by clicking on the button below. The form is a note of your essential medical details in the unfortunate event of an accident or illness during the visit, when it would be passed to paramedics. It is not read by any of our Society.