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. To find out more –

During your tour you will have the opportunity to visit the ground floor of the house and stroll in the gardens.

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Tickets are £9.50 and includes tea and biscuits. Children 7-12 years £5.00 and under 6 years are free.
Booking is essential by phoning on 01474 33 76 00 between Thursday and Sunday in the first instance or emailing

  • 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