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Gainsborough Old Hall

Parnell Street | Lincolnshire, Gainsborough UK DN21 2NB, England
+44 1522 782040
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Medieval Manor House Visit

This is a lovely house to visit almost in the centre of Gainsborough. It is easy to walk round and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Wonderful history

A very interesting hall. A real surprise. Beautiful building and a lovely cafe for a quick snack... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Regularly described as a “hidden gem in Lincolnshire” this exciting visitor attraction offers a variety of events and exhibitions and an award – winning schools’ education programme. Owned by English Heritage the Hall is operated by Lincolnshire County Council. Gainsborough Old Hall is a large, late- medieval manor house built by the noble Burgh family around 1460. The house boasts an impressive Great Hall; original medieval kitchen; East and West ranges containing a myriad of rooms and a haunted ghost corridor.
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Parnell Street | Lincolnshire, Gainsborough UK DN21 2NB, England
+44 1522 782040
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a lovely house to visit almost in the centre of Gainsborough. It is easy to walk round and if you don't want the audio tour you can have a written guide to take with you. It really is a lovely building and gives...More

Thank 2014Jandy
GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 days ago

A very interesting hall. A real surprise. Beautiful building and a lovely cafe for a quick snack. If you enjoy historical buildings you will love it

Thank debbieroberts63
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a truly marvellous surprise. A medieval Manor House, still preserved in many aspects. Well worth a visit, well worth the admission charge

Thank PeterinUK
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have now lived in Gainsborough for a couple years moving up from London. I have gone past on numerous occasions so decided to pop in. I'm glad I did. I found the place very interesting.

Thank edwardkaczorowski
Reviewed 1 week ago

As English Heritage members, we are always looking for local places to visit. A trip to Gainsborough Old Hall was a complete surprise to us. It is a beautiful building, set in the most unexpected location in the middle of the little town of Gainsborough,...More

Thank joolia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a visit here on a Sunday afternoon. Lovely old building, strangely in the centre of town amongst other houses, not on a country estate. Lovely old building and beautiful old rooms and gardens. There was a tour guide dressed as Henry the eighth,...More

Thank DerbyshireFlyboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old hall is a gem, we only found it by accident and was by far the best part of our visit to Lincoln. The hall is great for all age groups and is informative and interesting and is seeped in history. I was surprised...More

Thank westend070
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here last week for a craft fair, plenty of different rooms to explore and plenty of stalls to visit, the building has a lot of impressive architecture and great if you are interested in the tudor times. Nice impressive building and worth a visit.

Thank Kep70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours at the Old Hall today. The audio guide provided with the entrance fee was very informative and included video sections bringing aspects of the Hall to life, and adding details about the clues in the architecture. Some...More

1  Thank Louise F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful Tudor Manor House. Completely unexpected in the centre of Gainsborough. Now run by English Heritage, it has an exemplary kitchen, supposedly one of the best in England. Superb and well worth a visit. This really is a stunning property.

Thank 169andy
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Opening times 28th February 2017 please
27 February 2017|
Response from GOH1460 | Property representative |
We are open 10am-4pm tomorrow.