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Gawthorpe Hall

Closed Now: 12:00 - 17:00
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Interesting and beautifully preserved Victorian house.

This was a wonderful National trust historic house to visit on a break of journey on our way up to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane B
A beautiful building worth a visit

Called in as was in the area and enjoyed our visit to the Hall and gardens. Welcoming and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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| Nr Burnley, Padiham BB12 8UA, England
+44 1282 771004
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Noel C
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank valvori
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 .

Thank Shrimp1942
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful National trust historic house to visit on a break of journey on our way up to Scotland. Its a well preserved and presented building with volunteers in each room who were friendly and able to answer questions and add history stories....More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in as was in the area and enjoyed our visit to the Hall and gardens. Welcoming and knowledgeable guides and an excellent textile exhibition. Take care to use the satnav postcode not the one relating to the property.

1  Thank taffUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gawthorpe Hall helps show that it's NOT all just "grim up north" but in fact places like Burnley have their own proud history with splendid heritage attractions to match those found in more familiar tourist destinations ...and along with the splendid architecture there's a nationally...More

1  Thank Mike2trip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walk last week end of September collecting conkers for grandson well kept grounds by NT staff did the Hall last christmas as it was open for Dickensian opening. We live local to the hall and it is great to have all this on our...More

1  Thank annetony389
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a look if you are a member & in the area. Wouldn't really 'recommend' as such - there are more enjoyable National Trust experiences to discover in the region.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can you say about this gem of a place yes there is a car park and toilets and a cafe at N/T prices but it is well worth it to see a bit dark at times as for the wood paneling but yes to...More

1  Thank Bobby916
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Very cosy with the wood panelling giving a dark effect.As it was a overcast and rainy day could have done with better lighting though.Made it difficult to view some of the paintings.Friendly guides and very interesting textiles exhibition.My only gripe is the parking area is...More

Thank Mick473
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Barbara W
14 April 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.
Barbara W
14 April 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