Step Inside The Book On An Extraordinary Private Tour 

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Join author and Talliston creator, John Tarrow,
on a personal journey through the labyrinth of
the house and gardens.

Every Wednesday, you and five other guests can enter the magical world of

The Stranger's Guide To Talliston novel as you step inside the book on these special author-guided tours of the house and gardens.


Join award-winning author, John Tarrow, as you explore the rooms and gardens, hear passages from the book in the locations that inspired them and afterwards enjoy refreshments in the Victorian watchtower. For those who have read the novel, it's a fantastical way to enhance your enjoyment of the book. Or for those who want an insight into the incredible 25-year journey to build Talliston.

Each room of the house & gardens is the setting for a different chapter in the novel – so as you travel the locations, you’ll experience the rich story, unique smells and sounds and discover thousands of objects from around the world – all combining to create a truly extraordinary experience.




About The Stranger's Guide To Talliston

Abandoned and alone, thirteen-year-old Joe lives his life hiding in plain sight in an old school bus in the middle of a wooded roundabout. That is until he is led by a mysterious raven to a derelict house that is the gateway to a dark and dangerous  labyrinth of doors and rooms.


In this immense no-man’s land, Joe discovers The Stranger's Guide, a book charting this world without time or place, written to protect the last magical places on earth.


Learning to travel by the moon, the boy is hunted by sinister forces hell-bent on taking possession of the book, the house and everything in it.

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Every Wednesday afternoon & evening