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Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Manchester

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  • This visit was exceptional because of the enthusiasm and incredible knowledge of the guides. The house has been beautifully brought back to life but it was the sense that the story of the family was s...  more »
  • The house really was fantastic. From the moment we entered, the guides were friendly and helpful and always willing to answer questions or show us around the rooms. The restoration has been very caref...  more »
  • Had a wonderful afternoon at the Elizabeth Gaskell house, it's been beautifully restored and a real must see for all literature fans  more »
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  • The place has been restored to its former glory, and offers a fascinating insight into the life of a fabulous author.
  • Such a historical building beautiful structure inside and out with a very Victorian feel and a beautiful garden
  • Good tea and cake. Slow service.
  • I knew nothing about Elizabeth Gaskell other than she was a well known author and that I had enjoyed watching the BBC's "Cranford" series on television. I visited Elizabeth Gaskell's House yesterday with my local branch of the U3A. The house and it's contents are interesting in itself, but the jewel in the crown are the staff who will show you around. Their enthusiasm and knowledge about the Gaskell family, and Elizabeth in particular, does credit to this remarkable woman's works. I now know, thanks to them, that Elizabeth Gaskell was not only a great writer, but a remarkable woman who was quite ahead of her time. Who knew that she was great friends with Charlotte Bronte, who came to stay with her, or that she had connections to Darwin, Dickens and the Wedgwoods, amongst others. Having had my appetite whetted, I am now off to purchase Mary Barton and a book on Elizabeth Gaskell's life. Oh, and the cafe is amazing, with yummy cakes and tea, and a fabulous array of second hand books for sale. I shall be returning, Highly recommended. Thanks to all the dedicated staff for making us all so welcome.
  • Don’t be put off by the location. Lovingly restored to it’s former glory, this house is just beautiful. Visitors are encouraged to experience the house, not treat it as a museum. You are invited to sit and write a letter, or relax by the fire, just as the Gaskell’s would have done. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. Enjoy tea and cake in china cups from the tea room in the old kitchen.