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“Bowness on Windermere”
Review of Astley Hall

Astley Hall
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Chorley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of Lancashire's most historic halls set in the beautiful park of the same name. The history of the Hall itself is full of intrigue, with stories of plotting and religious turmoil. It dates back to Elizabethan times with changes and additions over the centuries, all helping make a visit to the Hall a fascinating and enjoyable experience. This grade 1 listed building is the jewel in Chorley's crown, with stunning plaster work and architectural features. As the town's museum and art gallery it is also home to items of local historical interest. William Shakespeare and Oliver Cromwell are some of the famous guests to stay at the hall.
Reviewed September 14, 2012

What a lovely place to visit - especially when the weather is good. The lake area is bustling and vibrant. Lots of shops to browse and plenty of places to have a drink and bite to eat !

Thank Susan D
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Astely Park is a great place for a family day out.
There is stunning Astley Hall to browse around with a fascinating history, beautiful walks through woodland, a children’s play area and petting zoo, crown green bowling, tennis courts, a fantastic café serving superb food and drinks and walled gardens. What more could you want.
The old stables also have occasional exhibitions. The last time we were there they had one about Chorley sporting heroes with my 12 year old son particularly enjoyed.
Another upside is that it also has a huge car park and so parking is generally never a problem.
Best of all the entry into the park is free (as is the parking).
Highly recommended.

2  Thank Worldscapetravel
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

went with an organised trip and were shown around which was very interesting especially the kitchens- then finished off with a meal- thoroughly recommend it- the park is lovely as well if you go during the daytime and the cafe bistro very good

Thank dancequeen7_12
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We enjoyed walking the grounds on a lovely summer evening, looked like a good place to come back with the kids. With playgrounds and pets corner!

1  Thank lovetoescape72
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

The Hall is quite beautiful, and in pretty good order - lots of dark wooden panelling, and ornate plaster ceilings. The individual rooms are well presented, giving an idea of life in its heyday.

There is an Art Gallery/exhibition room, which hosts a variety of exhibiitons throughout the year, although the Hall closes for Winter, Dec - Apr. The staff are always friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. There isn't much in the way of souvenirs, or a gift shop, but there is a superb cafe, 100 yards away. Recommended.

3  Thank tonyg690
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