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Well worth a visit

This Hall is crammed full of history, extremely fascinating !!!!! The cafe is wonderful, it serves... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John O
Facinating place to visit

What a fab place! The main hall is amazing. You are given information in a book or auditory. Well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bikerchick1956
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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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Regularly described as a “hidden gem in Lincolnshire” this exciting visitor attraction offers a variety of events and exhibitions and an award – winning schools’ education programme. Owned by English Heritage the Hall is operated by Lincolnshire...more
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Parnell Street | Lincolnshire, Gainsborough DN21 2NB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This Hall is crammed full of history, extremely fascinating !!!!! The cafe is wonderful, it serves the best coffee in Gainsborough without a doubt. Whenever we have eaten there, the food has been top notch !!!!!

Thank John O
GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind review of the Hall and Coffee Shop. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fab place! The main hall is amazing. You are given information in a book or auditory. Well set out. Very atmospheric

Thank Bikerchick1956
GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review we are glad you enjoyed your vsit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an interesting place - had no idea it existed. Has a superb history with several kings staying there including Henry VIII. They also have an excellent costume display there at the moment too. So unusual to find a building from that period that is...More

Thank June B
GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you found us and enjoyed your vsit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, I have to say both myself and my 12 year old daughter really enjoyed looking around this place! We were both expecting to have seen everything in around 20 mins, so were pleasantly surprised when we were still looking round 2 and a half...More

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GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are really glad you and your daughter enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you gain.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant. Excellent. Not to be missed. So why a ranking of 4 only? The cafe. As is so often the case (especially with English Heritage) the food offering lets the place the down. Four drinks, two jacket potatoes. Easy enough I hear you say. The...More

Thank Nick W
GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nick We are sorry that your experience of our café dampened your experience of The Old Hall. The Old Hall, including the café, is locally managed by Lincolnshire County Council so we take responsibility for the whole visitor experience. So that I can take...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

dating from the late 1400's, I used the audio tour to wander at my own pace around this beautiful building. Very enjoyable.

Thank Sparrowlady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit in the Centre of Gainsborough. Beautifully preserved house dating back to the 14 th Century, with some very interesting architecture. Video tour is informative, without going out. and there's a more interactive one for kids. Make sure you go on the...More

Thank tony N
GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review we are glad you enjoyed your vsit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am 13 years old (it was free for me) and loved it. We were given an video tour which was very informative and interesting and was much easier than reading information boards. The Medieval kitchen was brilliant and gave me a great sense of...More

Thank StephenJack123
GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review it is lovely to her from our tennage visitors. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place by chance on our way from Newark to Scarborough. It was a delight, so much to see with many original features still there. If you are a lover of history I would recommend this place. A nice touch was the costumes...More

Thank cliff749
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quirky but sparsely furnished but still worth the journey with a small but nice coffee shop sold home make cakes very nice .This late medieval hall was fitted out with reproduction furnishings which gave you an idea of what it was like back then

Thank Mick473
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Lilybellalex
May 26, 2018|
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Response from GOH1460 | Property representative |
Hi if you go to our website under the tab Visiting Us is a section called Access and Facilities on that page you can download our full access statement. The whole ground floor is easily accessible but we have no lifts to... More
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jokaromeo
February 27, 2017|
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We are open 10am-4pm tomorrow.
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