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Gawthorpe Hall

| Nr Burnley, Padiham BB12 8UA, England
+44 1282 771004
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Lovely House and Grounds

An interesting building and grounds to visit. We were fortunate that there were only a couple of... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Lancashire, England
via mobile
Beautiful property interesting details

We loved our visit. The costume and lace exhibits collected by Rachael Kay-Shuttleworth were... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
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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.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“national trust” (39 reviews)
“small gardens” (3 reviews)
“on display” (12 reviews)
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| Nr Burnley, Padiham BB12 8UA, England
+44 1282 771004
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

An interesting building and grounds to visit. We were fortunate that there were only a couple of visitors so that the volunteers could give us more time to to provide comprehensive and interesting information about the rooms we were visiting and about the previous occupants...More

Thank OldBear
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We loved our visit. The costume and lace exhibits collected by Rachael Kay-Shuttleworth were fascinating. The rooms are furnished with the original family items which made it feel very homely. The guides in each room had many interesting stories. The cafe is small and only...More

1  Thank ChoiceHotelsUK
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This hall, on the outskirts of Padiham, near Burnley, is a gem of a place. Built round an old pele tower and designed by Sir John Barry, the designer of the Houses of Parliament, and other notable houses, was the former home of the Shuttleworth...More

Thank mitchn12017
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Love that it isn't overly big and it is easy to imagine a family living there. Enjoyed what we saw inside and out. The Long Gallery was fascinating and the young guide there was especially good.

1  Thank NewZealand-7
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The Hall is quite interesting with a very interesting textiles collection, however the signage around the buildings could be more prominent and provide more background information. It must be said that you don't get to appreciate the full impressive frontage of building until walked from...More

Thank Baldericadder
Reviewed 27 September 2017

visited with my husband who can not walk far. Working out where to park is interesting! If you want to use the toilets or have a cup of tea, parking at the disabled drop off is no good as the facilities are down a slope...More

Thank janeyShropshire
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Called here recently a Beautiful building the Room Guides where very informative only disappointment the kitchens where closed but hope to visit again soon

Thank Facevalue_10
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This property is worth a visit as it has good gardens and walks and the house has some wonderful ceilings which are hundreds of years old and unusual in these properties as most houses have such bland and plain ceilings. The staff are well informed...More

1  Thank U5601UXpaulw
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A well kept property with very informative staff and the embroidery / lace displays were amazing. I am from this area originally and never knew of its existence but would like to return for future visits.

1  Thank barrynuttall
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The guides spoke clearly and passionately and really brought Gawthorpe Hall to life learned so much, this is the best National Trust property I have been to, although in the book it said it opened at 11 when it opened at 12. Why are they...More

3  Thank katykins44
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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