Lovingly restored and returned to its former glory, Elizabeth Gaskell's House was, not surprisingly, the home of the famous author of the likes of Cranford, Mary Barton, North and South and many more.
The house was built between 1835 and 1841 but lay in a derelict state for years. Newly opened to the public, the house features stunningly decorated period rooms, delightful gardens and a tearoom. The venue also hosts special events such as readings and exhibitions, and makes a welcome recent addition to Manchester's visitor attractions.
|Venue name:||Elizabeth Gaskell's House|
84 Plymouth Grove
|Opening hours:||11am-5pm Wed, Thu & Sun|
|Transport:||Free parking is available in neighbouring streets for up to three hours on weekdays, unlimited at weekends. There is all day parking at the nearby Aquatic Centre car park, on Booth Street East, just off Upper Brook Street. Public Transport: Bus route 197 runs along Plymouth Grove. Many other buses run along Upper Brook Street (2 mins walk), Oxford Road and Stockport Road. (see map). The nearest train stations are Oxford Road Station (1.5 kms/1m) and Manchester Piccadilly.|
|Price:||£4.95 / £3.95|