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“Fabulous Costumes”
Review of Gawthorpe Hall

Gawthorpe Hall
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Padiham
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Owner description: 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 original seventeenth century panelling and plasterwork in the Drawing Room; period Victorian rooms redesigned by sir Charles Barry (architect of Houses of Parliament) showing what life was like for the family in the 1890s and enjoy the splendour of the Long Gallery. The hall also has fabulous furniture, paintings and the Gawthorpe Textile Collection displays on the first floor.
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110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Fabulous Costumes”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Outstanding displays of costumes from the Rachel B Kay-Shuttleworth Collection

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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“Bog standard stately home”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

General appearance not improved by a grim drizzle. Gawthorpe is one of the very few National Trust properties in Lancashire. It has an extensive needlework display and you can walk dogs in the grounds. You have more fun in Bury

Visited May 2011
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Something in common North and South”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

A hisrtorical building well worth a visit, my case a return viist after such a long lapse, it's built on the same design as The Houses of Parliament by the same architect

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good local history”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Well kept local history site, relevant to the Weavers' triangle area & indicative of life in the days of King Cotton

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Great Harwood, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful grounds”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Great place to have a walk around the grounds as it's beautiful especially in the summer

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