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Lovely house

A small but lovely house with friendly room guides. It didn't open until 12 when I visited. There... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
United Kingdom
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Great Tudor house .

This us jointly managed by the National Trust and the local council. A lovely house with much of... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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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
| Nr Burnley, Padiham BB12 8UA, England
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

A small but lovely house with friendly room guides. It didn't open until 12 when I visited. There is gardens/ grounds around the house to walk and a cafe. I found the the cafe a little disappointing with the quality of the sandwich I had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This us jointly managed by the National Trust and the local council. A lovely house with much of the furniture intact as the family still take an active one interest in the property. Good to visit for historians and lovers of country houses. Plaster ceilings...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank daddytommy
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Good place to spend an hour or so. Knowledgeable guides and very pleasant. There are quite a few flights of stairs so not the best if you are disabled. Accessible toilets and picnic benches if you have brought a packed lunch. Cafe on site but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank angiekimbo
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Surprisingly cheap entrance fee.Poor cafe- little choice,hot food stops at 3pm(except for watery soup).Warm panini toasties stop at 2pm-why? House is really interesting,visit made much better by well informed guides- necessary because they,d run out of guide books.Excellent textiles & needlecraft exhibition.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank quadrant2017
Reviewed 17 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank valvori
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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 .

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Shrimp1942
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jane B
Reviewed 3 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank taffUk
Reviewed 1 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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