Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’.
When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870.
Gad’s Hill is set in pleasant grounds. You can visit the ground floor of the house, stroll in the gardens and appreciate Dickens’ love for his country home in the Garden of England. Enjoy a tour with a Dickens Fellowship guide followed by a cream tea.
Tours are at 1pm, 2.15pm and 3.30pm.
Adults – £9.50, Children 7-13 years £5.00, unders 7s free.
Booking is essential at the Gravesend Visitor Information Point at Gravesend Borough Market or on 01474 337600.