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Rachel C wrote a review Oct 2020
42 contributions7 helpful votes
Started off with the Afternoon Tea. Cannot fault the staff or tea. Superb selection and quality. Nothing was too much trouble for their tearoom staff. The addition of a small cup of soup a genius idea. Chocolate cake given on children’s version AMAZING. Followed with a tour of the house by Alan. Full of stories, tales and facts. He kept us all engaged with his knowledge and antidotes. Having such a great subject to talk about helped but his enthusiasm kept us entertained.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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JCBShipley wrote a review Oct 2020
Shipley, United Kingdom90 contributions54 helpful votes
We visited on route to a weekend break, having pre-booked the internal house tour - a good choice as it rained all day. We arrived early so had hot drinks and scones in the cafe, at a cost approx £5 each. The anti-virus measures were good, with checks by security on arrival, plentiful sanitiser stations and several reminders to wear face masks. At our booked time, we were met by our guide Sarah who took us on an interesting and informative hour long tour of the house, explaining the exhibits, the several royal visits and other connections with famous people. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for her subject brought the house alive much better than any guide book could. At approx £10 per person, the tours are good value for money, being limited to small groups of 6. Unfortunately the tours do not include the kitchen and other below floor areas at this time, so we will revisit these and the gardens another time on a drier day. In all, a very interesting and enjoyable visit
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Date of experience: October 2020
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NR69 wrote a review Sep 2020
Ramsbottom, United Kingdom26 contributions6 helpful votes
Staff are all lovely, from the beginning to the end of our trip, house tour is definitely worth it, Joel our guide had lots of history to keep us entertained around the house, we never realised how much Royalty and William Shakespeare have played a part in this house. We wish there was seating around the gardens, but we understand not everything is quite the same due to Covid rules.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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V5334VXchristiner wrote a review Sep 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom4 contributions
My husband and I visited the inside of Hoghton Tower today. We had our own little tour as there were only 4 of us plus our guide John who was very informative and made it so interesting. It was definitely worth the price but I was a bit disappointed at not being able to go underground which was due to the Covid 19 rules. The tour was an hour long but would have been longer I suppose if we could have gone underground. It is a great place to visit if you are interested in history.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Michael A wrote a review Sep 2020
Chorley, United Kingdom37 contributions8 helpful votes
Did the house & gardens tour today. Excellent! We had a guide called Eric & his knowledge and humour made the tour!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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