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“Beutiful Building”
Review of Gawthorpe Hall

Gawthorpe Hall
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Padiham
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed September 22, 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

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Reviewed September 20, 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 and helpful. There are plenty of rooms to see over 3 floors and several display s of embroidery which was the art of a former resident. There are some good unspoilt views and a good area to paint or photograph. The cafe is a fair size with a restricted choice of food and the car park is not the largest. The entry is very fair and worth the cost more than some trust properties

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Reviewed September 17, 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.

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Reviewed September 17, 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 not open in a morning

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Although we live locally this was our first visit here. It was Heritage day so it was free entry, it is usually £3 for pensioners and children and I think £7 for adults. The hall is well kept with some of the beautiful original furniture. There were needle work displays in some rooms. The kitchen was a high point very well preserved. Outside the gardens were well kept and although it was raining looked good. There is a picnic area, a well run café and it was free parking not sure if that was just for that day. We will visit again, on the weekend of this December 2/3 they are doing a Victorian Christmas with the hall decorated and the volunteers dressed up for that occasion so that is worth a visit.

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