Tour of Gad’s Hill Place
When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent and on Gravesend Road, Higham they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place, a young Charles was very impressed. He bought the house in 1856 and lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is a Grade 1 listed 18th Century house with alterations made by Dickens to accommodate his family’s needs. Whilst at Gad’s Hill Dickens wrote his last four novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He died at Gad’s whilst working on his final book , The Mystery of Edward Drood.
During your tour you will have the opportunity to visit the ground floor of the house, stroll in the gardens and enjoy a delicious cream tea in the conservatory.
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- 2020 Dates
- Saturday 4th April & Sunday 5th April
- Saturday 2nd May & Sunday 3rd May
- Saturday 6th June & Sunday 7th June
- Saturday 11th July & Sunday 12th July
- Saturday 8th August & Sunday 9th August
- Saturday 12th September & Sunday 13th September
- Saturday 10th October & Sunday 11th October
- Tours begin at 1pm, 2.15pm and 3.30pm