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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
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!
Visited the house with a friend in January and very much enjoyed the experience. The volunteer staff were fantastic - so knowledgeable about the Gaskells and the house itself. We... read more learnt a lot and very much enjoyed our visit. Would highly recommend it. Thank you!
I grew up close by and finally decided to visit with my three children aged between 12 and 1. The staff were really friendly and great with kids. I was... read more dubious about my boisterous 7 year old running riot, but he really enjoyed it. The staff were all passionate and knowledgeable about the Gaskells, the building and even what plants are grown in the grounds. The building and gardens are amazing and there's even a tearoom. I can't recommend this enough. Not often I find something for the whole family to enjoy. Definitely worth