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 Greaat 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.