Places to Visit

Scott’s life and stories have a rich association with many places across Scotland and further afield. Explore some of those sites on our interactive map.


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Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Welcome to the home of Elizabeth Gaskell, Manchester’s very own Literary house. A truly hands-on experience that will introduce you to the world of the writer Elizabeth Gaskell and her family through historic period rooms, Victorian style garden, expert guides and changing exhibitions.

Elizabeth welcomed guests such as Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte to her House and mixed with a cross section of Victorian society from the poor of the workhouse to the likes of Florence Nightingale and Charles Darwin.

Today you can browse the books in William’s study and sit where Elizabeth sat to write her famous novels and short stories including North and South and Cranford. Take a seat in the drawing room and ring the servants’ bell or simply be inspired by the stories and the atmosphere of this exceptional literary house.

84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW