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Lovely house

A small but lovely house with friendly room guides. It didn't open until 12 when I visited. There... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
benkernow
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United Kingdom
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Great Tudor house .

This us jointly managed by the National Trust and the local council. A lovely house with much of... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
daddytommy
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Gawthorpe Hall is a superb Jacobean historic house, nestled in the shadow of Pendle Hill, east Lancashire. Built between 1600 and 1605 for the Shuttleworth family it had an iconic and important role in the local area. On a visit you can see the...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed, fascinated by the age of the hall ....1605 and the history. Good staff very knowledgeable Pleasant grounds.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank tilly O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the best national trust site, although nice building and good for walks, probably stay here for a couple of hours, unlike other national trust sites can be a whole day out.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

We are NT members. We visited on a mild February morning. The house is stunning from the outside, we knew it was closed on our visit but were hoping for lovely gardens to walk round as the NT website said these were open. It turns...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

A small but lovely house with friendly room guides. It didn't open until 12 when I visited. There is gardens/ grounds around the house to walk and a cafe. I found the the cafe a little disappointing with the quality of the sandwich I had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

This us jointly managed by the National Trust and the local council. A lovely house with much of the furniture intact as the family still take an active one interest in the property. Good to visit for historians and lovers of country houses. Plaster ceilings...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank daddytommy
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Good place to spend an hour or so. Knowledgeable guides and very pleasant. There are quite a few flights of stairs so not the best if you are disabled. Accessible toilets and picnic benches if you have brought a packed lunch. Cafe on site but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank angiekimbo
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Surprisingly cheap entrance fee.Poor cafe- little choice,hot food stops at 3pm(except for watery soup).Warm panini toasties stop at 2pm-why? House is really interesting,visit made much better by well informed guides- necessary because they,d run out of guide books.Excellent textiles & needlecraft exhibition.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank quadrant2017
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

The place has plenty of history and very knowledgeable guides. It is tucked away slightly and run in conjunction with the council. You will not take long to look around here allow about 1 to 2 hours for a good visit. No real gardens to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Noel C
Reviewed October 13, 2018

From the outside this looks intriguing, sadly you have to be anything but disabled. There are no lifts, not necessarily their fault, as some of these older style properties do not lend themselves to alterations, still the grounds are picturesque.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank valvori
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Took time off to visit this lovely building and see some of the great items on display .Superb time here wandering around and being given information by the staff who are full of little tit bits .

Date of experience: September 2018
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Barbara W
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Yvonne S | Reviewed this property |
I'm also a National Trust member, so free for me too. I'm sure if you check via internet you will get a current price. It's a lovely building and has an excellent display of fabric craft.
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Barbara W
April 14, 2017|
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Response from jobrethers44 | Reviewed this property |
Actually sorry I don't think it is - it wasn't more than a tenner I don't think for two adults and a child
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