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Gawthorpe Hall

| Nr Burnley, Padiham BB12 8UA , England
+44 (0)1282 771004
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Padiham
Type: Historic Sites
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Manchester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Tea room was really basic - decor and the refreshments!. The Hall itself was rather boring - little of any interest. Gardens disappointing as well.

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Settle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We picked the wrong day, weatherise, for taking two dogs for an interesting walk in the grounds and an interesting experience, for ourselves, in the Hall. However, the dogs enjoyed a damp trot round (lots of new sniffs) and we could see how, on a better day, the grounds would be really attractive for all to explore - two footed... More

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed locally and found Gawthorpe Hall on a Google search. The grounds were lovely and a great place to take a walk. The Hall was very interesting and a nice look around for just £4. Pleasant tea room and all in all a very nice way to spend a few hours.

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
67 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

There are two reasons for visiting Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham near Blackburn. The building dates from 1603 and much of the original remains - the Long Gallery on the top floor is very impressive and as good as that at Little Moreton Hall. Secondly the building houses an extensive collection of lace, embroidery and decorative needlework, collected by Rachel Kay... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The hall itself which is National Trust is only small and like other N.T. properties we have visited we found most of the rooms empty so it gave no idea as to what it was really like in days past. The gardens were small with little to see and the staff on that day were not friendly or helpful. Not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

What can you expect for £4. Well there are plenty of rooms to look at. Helpful staff nice gardens and a good cafe Brill value

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I asked at reception if there is an entrance not using steps (without any handrail). I was told that there is not -because of the age of the house no rails can be fitted. There are no grab rails by internal steps. Obviously houses of this age can't have a lift installed but others manage to make it easier for... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

have just visited the hall and grounds this was a very interesting place the history of the building was very well explained by the staff an enjoyable visit

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Hall is a great place and it's relatively modest size gives a real sense of a House that could be lived in. Te history of the hall is interesting and all of the volunteers offer useful information on the hall and family that lived their.

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Burnley UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Gawthorpe is situated in parkland in Padiham near Burnley, it is a national Trust property and is still in the the same condition as when the Shuttelworth Family lived there 400 years ago. There are often live presentations of life in the times of the original family plus a marvellous permanent exhibition of embroidery and lace, there are also craft... More

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