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Gawthorpe Hall

Type:Historic House

Burnley Road, Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8SD

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Gawthorpe Hall is an Elizabethan gem in the heart of industrial Lancashire. It was redesigned in the 1850s by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament and Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey was set. 


The Hall's beautiful interiors show life as it was in the Victorian era for the Kay-Shuttleworth family who resided at Gawthorpe for almost 400 years. Discover the history of the house, the family and famous visitors such as writers Charlotte Bronte and Elizabeth Gaskell. The Hall and family also inspired contemporary author, Stacey Halls, who set her 2019 bestselling novel The Familiars at Gawthorpe. 


The Hall is home to one of the finest hand-crafted textile collections in Europe. It was established in the first half of the 1900s for the local community to learn hand-made textile skills such as embroidery and lace-making. 


With views across to Pendle Hill, gardens for play and woodland for adventure, it’s a wonderful day out for everyone. There are creative trails and activities for families to enjoy and an exhibitions and events programme throughout the year including outdoor theatre, artist-led textile workshops and talks.   

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£6.00 per ticket
Concession£4.00 per ticket
Guided Tour£7.00 per ticket

Accompanied children free (up to 16 years old)
National Trust members free.
For group bookings or guided tours please contact us to discuss your needs

Opening Times

2024 (1 Apr 2024 - 6 Nov 2024)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

* Last entry 4.15pm.


Sunday, 31st March 2024 - Sunday, 31st March 2024

Easter Bunny Trail
more info

Thursday, 23rd May 2024 - Thursday, 23rd May 2024

History Wardrobe - Silk and Shoddy
more info


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

From M65 Junction 8, follow the signs to Padiham town centre, then travel out of Padiham towards Burnley. Gawthorpe Hall is on the main Padiham to Burnley road, on the left hand side.

Public Transport Directions

The Burnley & Pendle Mainline Bus stops at the end of the driveway to the Hall on Burnley Road/Victoria Road, Padiham (from Burnley Bus Station).Rail: To Burnley Barracks and Burnley, Manchester Road stations.



  • Event Venue
  • Family Fun
  • Outdoor
  • Toilets

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coaches Welcome
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside



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