Beechen Cliff

"They determined on walking round Beechen Cliff, that noble hill whose beautiful verdure and hanging coppice render it so striking an object from almost every opening in Bath." -"Northanger Abbey" Chapter 14

It is at Beechen Cliff where Catherine, Henry, and Eleanor take one of their peaceful walks in Northanger Abbey. Henry and Catherine discuss and bond over reading, particularly The Mysteries of Udolpho, and Mr. Tilney declares that "The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” The trio walks through the countryside and playfully tease each other. The pleasant outing is a wonderful juxtaposition to the horrible failed outing to Blaize Castle that Catherine was forced to attend in a previous chapter, as her time with the Tilenys is leagues more enjoyable.


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Latitude: 51.375011868747
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