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Historic Houses

Many of Lancashire’s towns and villages were mentioned in the Doomsday Book and while not many historic houses have lasted 1,000 years, there are various period properties and historic houses built more recently, especially during the wealthy Industrial Revolution period. Discover rich interiors in Elizabethan Gawthorpe Hall; scare yourself silly on a ghost tour of Towneley Hall or watch birds of prey soaring to the backdrop of the gothic towers of Leighton Hall.

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    Historic House

    Location:

    Preston

    Built in 1325 Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior, the Hall is almost equidistant between Blackburn and Preston, yet retaining a rural feel.

  2. Type

    Museum

    Location:

    Throughout Lancashire

    Imagine a place where you can explore, touch, learn, discover and most of all have fun. At Lancashire Museums we have lots of stuff going on to tempt you and your families.

  3. Type

    Historic House

    Location:

    Clitheroe


    Browsholme Hall has been the ancestral home of the Parkers, Bowbearers of the Forest of Bowland since the time Tudor times. Today it is still the family’s home and visitors are invited to enjoy its magnificent architecture, fabulous interiors and antique furnishings set in the stunning landscape...

  4. Type

    Historic House

    Location:

    Carnforth

    Leighton Hall is the award winning lived-in house of the famous Lancaster furniture making Gillow dynasty. Explore the house and enjoy the pretty gardens and grounds, tearooms, plant conservatory, caterpillar maze and children’s play area

  5. Add Stonyhurst College to your Itinerary

    Stonyhurst College

    Type

    Historic House

    Location:

    Clitheroe

    One of the largest buildings in the North West. This magnificent 16thC manor house is home to a famous Catholic co-educational independent boarding and day school. Tours include dormitories, library, chapels and school rooms.

  6. Add Gawthorpe Hall to your Itinerary

    Gawthorpe Hall

    Type

    Historic House

    Location:

    Burnley

    An Elizabethan Gem in industrial Lancashire, period rooms, work by Charles Barry and Pugin, nationally important Rachel Kay - Shuttleworth textile collection, National Portrait Gallery paintings, connections to English Civil War.

  7. Add Lytham Hall to your Itinerary

    Lytham Hall

    Type

    Historic House

    Location:

    Lytham St Annes

    'The Finest grade 1 listed Georgian house in Lancashire' so said John Champness, the former Conservation Officer for Lancashire Country Council. Set in 78 acres of wooded parkland. The Hall can be hired for private functions and weddings.

  8. Add Hoghton Tower to your Itinerary

    Hoghton Tower

    Type

    Historic House

    Location:

    Preston

    An historic house with magnificent state apartments, banqueting hall, ballroom, grounds and dolls' houses on display. Underground passages and dungeons.

  9. Add Haworth Art Gallery (Tiffany Glass) to your Itinerary

    Haworth Art Gallery (Tiffany Glass)

    Type

    Historic House

    Location:

    Accrington

    The Haworth Art Gallery is an Edwardian house set in a park with internationally renowned collection of Tiffany Glass on permanent display. The Haworth Art Gallery houses the finest collection of Tiffany Art Glass in public hands outside America.

  10. Add Turton Tower to your Itinerary

    Turton Tower

    Type

    Museum

    Location:

    Turton

    Turton Tower is a distinctive English country house located in the small village of Turton on the edge of the popular walking area of the West Pennine Moors. Facilities include a victorian tea room and gift shop.

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