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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Now a UNESCO City of Literature, Manchester was once home to celebrated Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell, whose work includes Cranford and North and South.

A visit to her recently restored house is a truly hands-on experience that will introduce you to the world of the writer and her family through historic period rooms, an award-winning garden, expert guides and changing exhibitions.

Browse the books in William’s study and sit where Elizabeth sat to write her popular stories. Take a seat in the Drawing Room and ring the servants’ bell or simply be inspired by the stories and the atmosphere of this exceptional literary house.

Elizabeth Gaskell's House - The Study -

Copyright Mark Tattersall

Very few objects are out of bounds and there’s always a seat to rest weary legs. And nothing beats a tea & cake served on vintage china in the Tea room.

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