Weightmans Walking Tours

Elizabeth Gaskell Walking Tour 2016

With Kate Dibble

  • 11
  • Oct
  • 11
  • Oct



Image showing the facade of the Elizabeth Gaskell House in Plymouth Grove, Manchester


Join us as we take a tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Manchester. Look at the many connections she had in Manchester, through visits to buildings connected with her, and readings from her books. We’ll travel by bus to Plymouth Grove, South Manchester where she lived for 15 years and where she wrote many of her novels.

Her home has been beautifully restored – it feels just as if she had stepped out for five minutes, so on this tour we truly step back in time, to a middleclass household in the mid-1800s. Sit in her drawing room, pick books off the shelf in the study, and hear stories about her busy life, her visitors, her writing and her Manchester.

Ticket price includes tea and cake at Elizabeth Gaskell House, but bus to Plymouth Grove not included so please bring money or bus pass.

Meet on Town Hall steps, Albert Square.