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Gawthorpe Hall

| Nr Burnley, Padiham BB12 8UA, England
+44 1282 771004
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Hidden gem. Beautiful gardens. Free entrance to grounds. Small car park.

First visit here as we never realised what a gem it was. Free entrance to the grounds, with a free... read more

Reviewed today
Gemma D
Beautiful Old House

This is a lovely home and gardens managed by the National Trust. It homes a beautiful collection... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sue G
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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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| Nr Burnley, Padiham BB12 8UA, England
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"gardens are lovely"
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Reviewed today

First visit here as we never realised what a gem it was. Free entrance to the grounds, with a free car-park. The car-park isn't large but there are also places to park up on the driveway. Lovely setting for a picnic. The cafe was closed...More

Thank Gemma D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely home and gardens managed by the National Trust. It homes a beautiful collection of textiles including patchwork, lace making and embroidery. There is some very old furniture from the sixteenth century. The house is over 3 floors which can only be...More

Thank Sue G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice building with lovely architecture and more than the odd similarity to Westminster. Nice little cafe too for when your done. Website mentions disability access, I brought a pram, definitely no wheel chair access to main building, part of our party had to sadly miss...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Affectionately called the Downtown of the north. Designed by sir Charles Barry who also designed the houses of parliament, and the real Downtown Abbey (Highclere castle). Also in the grounds is Burnley fc training facilities. A nice place for a walk around and take in...More

Thank Richie A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Sunday. We arrived at 10am, the car park is very small- arrive early to get a space- people were trying to cram their cars in spaces they shouldn't and it was a squeeze getting out again afterwards. There weren't any boards or maps anywhere...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2018

This building had on display portraits from the national portrait gallery and a huge textile collection which is well worth a view. The volunteers were very friendly and well informed. Parking is free and there was a small cafe on site. The grounds are stunning...More

2  Thank singinglucy
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Gawthorp Hall is a real gem. Lovely early 17C architecture and, especially, well-preserved ceilings. There is so much more to this house than the NT handbook even begins to hint at. A fascinating back story and family history, tales of creativity and tragedy, wonderful Victorian...More

1  Thank NedH4
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Not a long tour as you only visit probably a third of the building, but we were very impressed with the range and variety of the exhibits. Burnley F.C have their training ground to the rear, and there is quite a lot of their history...More

Thank Charles G
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham is such a beautiful place, the grounds are well looked after and tidy. The Hall itself is worth a visit and free for children with an adult. A great place to visit for photographers, beautiful woods and lots of different flowers...More

Thank bc12017
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Drove up from Manchester, easy to find and free to park, walked around the grounds and the woodland, not loads of walking in comparison with some of the other NT properties but enjoyable. The hall opened at twelve, as you enter there was an entertaining...More

1  Thank JDsale
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Barbara W
April 14, 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
April 14, 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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