Weightmans Walking Tours

Elizabeth Gaskell Walking Tour 2017

With Kate Dibble

  • 16
  • Oct
  • 16
  • Oct



Image of the cream stone facade of Elizabeth Gaskell's house in Plymouth Grove


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 has stepped out for five minutes, so on this tour we truly step back in time, to a middle-class 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.

Meet on the Town Hall steps, Albert Square

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