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“Interesting visit ”
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 October 14, 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 the car park - which was rather chaotic- and walked for some distance past tea room / toilets but it's worth waiting for. I think the gardens will be beautiful in the summer because currently lot of mud when get off the sand prepared path.

The entrance is difficult to find if use Google Maps with post code - took us to back entrance which is blocked off.

The entrance fee is not too expensive at £4.

I was disappointed not able to enter the tower!

Thank Baldericadder
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"national trust"
in 43 reviews
"knowledgeable guides"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 22 reviews
"on display"
in 13 reviews
"small car park"
in 3 reviews
"elizabethan house"
in 6 reviews
"victorian times"
in 3 reviews
"interesting building"
in 3 reviews
"gardens are lovely"
in 3 reviews
"original features"
in 4 reviews
"long gallery"
in 8 reviews
"interesting information"
in 3 reviews
"room guides"
in 8 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 3 reviews
"pleasant staff"
in 3 reviews
"nt properties"
in 3 reviews
"kay shuttleworth"
in 23 reviews

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Reviewed September 27, 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 and there are cobbles - not good for a mobility scooter. Best to drive to the tea room and ask to park there although technically a staff only area. The hall is only accessible up a few stairs so not good for wheelchairs. Only the ground floor accessible on the level. Disappointed that there wasn't more of a shop there. Nice place and I think the grounds looked interesting but as I couldn't take my husband in the house I wasn't able to discover them.

Thank janeyShropshire
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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

Thank Facevalue_10
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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

1  Thank U5601UXpaulw
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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.

1  Thank barrynuttall
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