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“Hawk Garden”
Review of Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Carnforth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are Open May - September, 2pm - 5pm, Tuesday till Friday (also Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays). This romantic Gothic house is the lived in family home of the famous Gillow furniture making dynasty. Boasting unique, priceless pieces of Gillow furniture, Leighton's informal guided tours appeal to all ages. Outside the Hall are woodland walks, an abundant 19th century walled garden, herbaceous borders and roses, a fragrant herb patch and an ornamental vegetable plot. Every day at 3.30 pm (weather permitting), Falconer Jim Brown, gives flying displays with his birds of prey, where visitors get the chance to put on a glove and really get up close to these fantastic creatures. For 2015 we have installed a new petite children's play area. Our products have been sourced locally as we worked with a local playground company to maximize the space we had available. So we hope the children will enjoy these facilities. Please go to our website or Facebook page for entrance fees, or just give us a call.
Reviewed October 5, 2012

The Bird of Prey experience was fantastic. Jim Brown, the falconer, keeps your interest throughout the whole time. We were there for 3 hours so great value for money. We were able to fly 5 different birds of prey from a Harris Hawk to a Buzzard. I would reccommend this to anyone as you get a real personnel experience with the birds. Jim goes out of his way to make sure that everyone involved gets time with him and the birds. I will definately be going again. Keep up the good work Jim.

1  Thank John H
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

A great experience with Jim the Hawk Man he made our trip very enjoyable even though it was raining very hard. The tea room in the Hall is lovely and cream teas are a delight

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Booked through Groupon for our 2 granddaughters for the Birds of Prey Experience. The approach to Leighton hall itself is magnificent, the vista is faboulous. The volunteers are extremely knowledgeable, and welcoming.
The Birds of Prey Experience was Breathtaking, Jim the Falconer is a man who absolutely loves his job, and his enthusiasm and knowledge made this an unforgettable experience for our granddaughters age 9 and 12. The icing on the cake, was when they put on the gauntlets and the magnificent birds perched on their hands to feed. Incredible value for money 5 STAR RATING. Then came the bang down to earth moment. We decided to go into the Tea rooms for a snack. No complaints about the food, very acceptable, BUT! The room itself was like stepping back into a school canteen, with oilcloth on the tables uncomfortable metal chairs, Almost bare green painted walls, and the crowing glory a moth-eaten teddy bear sat on a cupboard. We had a baby with us as well, and when we asked do they have a baby changing facility, the reply was, "Use one of the tables, we can always wipe it off afterwards. I THINK NOT.
To sum up. The Hall and The Birds of Prey are well worth a visit, BUT TAKE A PICNIC

2  Thank Alkie1
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

interactive for children the furniture can be sat on etc, bird of prey exhibitions , great afternoon tea

Thank gwenyt
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Gardens are a little on the small side but very nice, lovely for an afternoon stroll and there is a walk through the woods if you fancied it. We saw the birds of prey display at the front of the hall which was extremely informative and delivered with some humour.

The hall had a lovely oldy worldy tea room which sells light refreshments and what we had was good quality.

1  Thank Tribal_10
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