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Gawthorpe Hall

| Nr Burnley, Padiham BB12 8UA, England
+44 1282 771004
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Nice but not very large

We visited with my mum as we are members of the National Trust. The house is small and there are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BlackpoolCarol
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blackpool
Nice day

Me and my wife visited today (sunday 20th may). The house and gardens are well worth a visit .lady... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
HuddersfieldMick
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huddersfield
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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 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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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| Nr Burnley, Padiham BB12 8UA, England
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+44 1282 771004
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"knowledgeable guides"
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"on display"
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"small car park"
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"worth a visit"
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"elizabethan house"
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"stately home"
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"interesting building"
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"gardens are lovely"
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"original features"
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"long gallery"
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"interesting information"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited with my mum as we are members of the National Trust. The house is small and there are some nice pieces of furniture and lovely examples of fabric. The guides were knowledgeable but there just isn't that much to see

Thank BlackpoolCarol
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife visited today (sunday 20th may). The house and gardens are well worth a visit .lady on the desk very informative about the history and architecture. The cafe is a bit pricey and the walk through the woodland was a bit disappointing...More

Thank HuddersfieldMick
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited hear for the first time. The hall itself is disappointing. Only about half of the rooms appear to have any period features. The hall would probably have been an interesting place to visit at one time, but not now. Nearby Towneley Hall is much...More

Thank Christopher B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant Hall, beautiful ceilings, Staff very informative, We were a bit confused as the description says the real Downton Abbey so not sure what they meant by that.? It is well looked after. The gardens were a bit disappointing, mainly lawn, only two benches, which...More

Thank Daddyduck
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is almost on my doorstep and didn;t know it was there. It is worth a visit and all the open rooms, of which there are many, are all furnished for the period they represent. It isn't but is spread over 3 floors accessed...More

Thank Maverick_in_UK
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Very nice Hall and grounds. We did not walk much on the grounds but we are hoping to come back this summer to have a picnic there. Worth a visit

Thank parrycb
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

It is a late Elizabethan hall of a manageable size close to Burnley, There is a lot of dark wooden panelling and heavily carved Jacobean furniture as well as some nice plasterwork, especially the ceilings. A major rebuild in Victorian times also has left its...More

Thank Jeff1903
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I was very happy with the cafe and the gardens and the house could’ve been perfect, but sadly I felt that the volunteers were a bit too engaging- which is fine for some, but I didn’t appreciate being watched as I wandered around the room,...More

Thank jacobpopper21
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely place - interesting history - textile exhibition of wonderful pieces illustrating different types of material and ways of production. Bonus is geocaches in the grounds.

Thank Anthony R
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

As members of the national trust we travel a lot to visit as many attractions as possible. I would highly recommend that you make yourself a member if historical buildings, gardens and walking in the outdoors is your sort of thing. Although at the time...More

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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.
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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
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