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“A refreshing place to visit on a nice day.”
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 November 8, 2012

We were fortunate to visit this on a beautiful sunny November day when all the autumn colours were out. The park is well maintained by the Council and a delight to walk around. It is free to park your car and free to enter. Some of the woodland walks are a bit muddy, naturally, but with good footwear you'll enjoy it all. There are tarmaced drives too, all in good condition. The hall is fascinating to look at but it appeared closed for visitors (November weekday) so we didn't try to go in. We enjoyed the cafe near the main gate too with a good selection of refreshments both hot and cold. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

A nice quiet place to sit and relax just outside the busy daytime town of Chorley. A jewel in today's busy lifestyle society.

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Astley Park is the town war memorial and an oasis of green space with something to interest the family too. The hall itself is a listed building with a mixture of styles which together make a fascinating visit and at the moment it's free. There is often a display of craft or art in the gallery and the architecture of the hall covers many centuries. Nearby is the recently refurbished coach house gallery and Cafe Ambio with public toilets, car parking space and a walled garden which has open air concerts in the summer (look at What's on Chorley for more details of events throughout the year)
At this time of year the trees are in their autumn foliage and there are a variety of paths to follow, down in the river valley of for those with wheel/push chairs there are tarmac or suitable paths by the lake. The ducks will come to be fed along with the swans and passing gulls too. Living close to the park we often take a stroll through the wooded valley down to the black and white timbered lodge gate. If you want exercise there are tennis courts, bowling greens and a two types of children's playground plus a children's pets corner. Car parks can be found near to the town centre, although a charge applies. For free parking, enter by the Astley village entrance behind the Baron's Rest pub off Chancery Road. Well worth a visit - you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

A good day out, Ive never seen a building like this before, as soon as you walk in you go WOW when you look up....( I dont want to give to much away....)
Then when you go up to the top floor you get another WOW..
there was alot to see and its FREE .
The grounds are well kept and the kitchen garden is well planted out.
When I went there was a culture live reggie band playing ( 5th Aug 2012 ) and there was dancing and enjoyment.
The Cafe food was spot on and a good range of cakes yum yum....

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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 !

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