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Gawthorpe Hall

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Nice little gem

Very cosy with the wood panelling giving a dark effect.As it was a overcast and rainy day could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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wonderful tapestries

Came here on the way home from another National Trust. The people on the till were shocked (and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lincoln, 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
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| Nr Burnley, Padiham BB12 8UA, England
+44 1282 771004
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we are in the Burnley area we always pay a visit. There is always a changing display of embroidery and the staff are very helpful. When closed the grounds are very nice to walk around. We are back there next week.

Thank HazelNut963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn’t seem to be many rooms open to the public, but very interesting overall. Staff a bit stand offish apart from the lovely lady in the drawing room, who was very knowledgeable about the decorations. The cafe was good, with nice coffee and cakes. Not...More

Thank Carol Anne E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting house set in smallish grounds and garden. Knowledgeable and friendly volunteers provide information on the history of the house, furnishings and the large textile collection that is exhibited. We enjoyed a lovely walk through the woodland within the grounds before returning to the well...More

Thank manswa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on the way home from another National Trust. The people on the till were shocked (and maybe a little judgemental) about the fact we’d been to several that day, but that’s how we conduct things. We like to visit different properties in a...More

Thank AMY B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit. There is an exhibition at the moment (Summer 2018) of the Gawthorpe textile collection which is absolutely amazing. The house itself is beautiful and the volunteers are friendly and helpful. The café is very bijou with great snacks and very...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away off a main road and not the easiest place to find but well worth a visit. It's not a huge and overwhelming sized stately home so it's a more manageable space and you can really appreciate the design and furnishings. Also some very...More

Thank WA_LCD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t blessed by the weather today. The forecast of light showers turned into frequent deluges! This may have influenced the mood of the visitors but the consensus was “a great house with lots of potential spoiled by grumpy visitors and some rude volunteers” You...More

Thank Welltravelled51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can just walk around here,or visit the hall. Well looked after.You can visit the the needlework which is brilliant. A tea shop to stop and have a drink or a sandwhich. Good to visit when they have an show,or fete or an exhibition. Well...More

Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely peaceful setting of this well maintained house with beautiful hedged parterre garden and manicured lawns which are timeless.Inside the house are all original tudor ceilings and well funished.Many portait paintings adding charm. Stunning needlework everywhere adds to the joy of visiting this National Trust...More

Thank Marilyn706
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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