Jane Austen Family Walk in Tonbridge

'In the 18th century, Tonbridge (then spelled 'Tunbridge') was a market town at the Medway river crossing, dominated by a Norman Castle. The High Street was part of the second most important road in Kent, linking London to the flourishing spa town of Tunbridge Wells and to the Sussex coast, Rye and Hastings.'

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Tonbridge Castle, , Tonbridge & Malling
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'Jane Austen was born at Steventon in Hampshire on 16 December 1775 to George and Cassandra Austen. Her father had been born in Tonbridge in 1731, and there are many family links to the town ...'

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