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What an amazingly well-preserved, restored, and clean place to visit. Highly recommended, either for a tea, or while away an afternoon, with a friend.
The volunteers were courteous, friendly, and... read more they displayed a welcome which showed in their attitude of service.
We really enjoyed our visit here today. Despite turning up half an hour early - and my husband forgetting to bring a facemask with him - we were made very... read more welcome on arrival. The staff could not have been more knowledgeable about the history of the house and the Gaskell family, their passion and enthusiasm really brings the house to life. Elizabeth Gaskell's bedroom was restored over lockdown and is now open to the public. The exhibition on Cranford is also really interesting. Heartily recommended!
My wife and I have visited many houses which were inhabited by famous authors and this one ranks up there with the best of them. And right on our doorstep!.... read more A tidy property on the outside but when you enter you are transported back 200 years into the early 1800s. A really well presented house with many interesting things to look at & read about. However the place really comes to life when the enthusiastic & friendly staff tell you things in the different rooms. We spent approx 90 mins on our visit for a nominal entrance fee. Out