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Walking Tour: Gaskell in Town and at Plymouth Grove

Join Manchester Walking Tours for an exploration of Manchester city centre locations connected to Elizabeth Gaskell, before travelling by bus to Plymouth Grove, where she lived for 15 years and wrote many of her novels.

“Her home has been beautifully restored just as if she had stepped out for five minutes, so on this tour we truly step back in time, to a middle–class household in the mid-1800s. We sit in her drawing room, pick books off the shelf in the study, whilst hearing stories about her busy life, her books and also Manchester at the time. We finish by taking delicious tea and cake!”

Price £20 – includes Eventbrite booking fee, donation to Cross St Chapel, entry into Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and refreshments.

Bring along any bus passes.

Organisers: Kate Dibble, Anne Beswick and Suzanne Hindle

The tour starts at 1pm from the War Memorial, St Peter’s Square, M2 4EG and finishes at 4.30pm at the House.

Bookings must be made via the link belowwe cannot take bookings through the House as this is organised and led by Manchester Walking Tours.

Fri 22nd Jun 1pm - 4.30pm


a whispering of leaves and perfume of flowers always pervaded the rooms

Charlotte Brontë, on visiting 84 Plymouth Grove