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Leighton Hall

Carnforth LA5 9ST, England
+44 1524 734474
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Excellent Place

A really excellent family home. Very welcoming staff. Brilliant guide Pam, who brought the place to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
coolslate
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Leighton Hall

Excellent day out from being welcomed by the lady of the house to the exceptional guide Pamela best... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Barbara R
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We are Open May - September, 2pm - 5pm, Tuesday till Friday (also Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays). This romantic Gothic house is the lived in family home of the famous Gillow furniture making dynasty. Boasting unique, priceless pieces of Gillow furniture, Leighton's informal guided tours appeal to all ages. Outside the Hall are woodland walks, an abundant 19th century walled garden, herbaceous borders and roses, a fragrant herb patch and an ornamental vegetable plot. Every day at 3.30 pm (weather permitting), Falconer Jim Brown, gives flying displays with his birds of prey, where visitors get the chance to put on a glove and really get up close to these fantastic creatures. For 2015 we have installed a new petite children's play area. Our products have been sourced locally as we worked with a local playground company to maximize the space we had available. So we hope the children will enjoy these facilities. Please go to our website or Facebook page for entrance fees, or just give us a call.
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“family home” (17 reviews)
“stately home” (9 reviews)
“birds of prey” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Carnforth LA5 9ST, England
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+44 1524 734474
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A really excellent family home. Very welcoming staff. Brilliant guide Pam, who brought the place to life and involved the whole group in the explanation on its vast history. Small but nice gardens and a good tea room with open log fire. Saw some afternoon...More

Thank coolslate
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent day out from being welcomed by the lady of the house to the exceptional guide Pamela best guide ever so clear and informative Only drawback raining so no birds of prey demo but got to see this little guy called Kevin I do think...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very warm welcome from all concerned, from the lady to greeted us as we walked across to the house to the guide (Pamela)who showed us around. She was beyond excellent informative, enthusiastic and had some great stories to tell in such a delightful way....More

1  Thank Ayre1958
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a very warm welcome from all concerned, from the lady to greeted us at the door to the guide who showed us around. The guide was particularly good and had some very interesting stories to tell in such a delightful way. If you like...More

Thank Merelass
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived a little early and waited in the sunshine before being welcomed into the Hall by several friendly volunteers, who explained our options for Hall tour timings, refreshments and garden walks. We chose the first tour and it was fantastic. Heather, our guide, was...More

Thank Kongaroo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The road is a minor, windy one, but is well signposted for the Hall, and the setting of the estate is scenic, so worth the drive. There is a short, level walk from the car park along the front of the house. The house is...More

Thank Myra W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our daughter and her fiancée live locally and chose Leighton Hall for their wedding. Our prayers were answered by the weather gods and the view as we drove down the long driveway was idillic. I have never experienced such attentive, caring staff - every last...More

Thank Edward R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying close by and decided to visit the hall. A grand stately home still used by the owners. There are lovely gardens to wander around with lovely flowers. Looking around the house is by guided tour only but these are frequent. There is...More

Thank carolyn h
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I visited Leighton Hall on July 5th with a coach party.It was a beautiful day and we all enjoyed our guided tour round the house.Our guide,Anne,deserves a special mention as she was so friendly and knowledgable.We had an exhibition by the birds of prey which...More

Thank val-edson1
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Our party of 25 was warmly welcomed on a very wet afternoon by Mrs Reynolds, where we spent a very pleasant afternoon at Leighton Hall.. All the staff thoroughly excelled in making the visit so memorable. Pam our tour guide was amazing and presented so...More

Thank linsandron
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inekefisher
14 July 2015|
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Response from Lucy A | Property representative |
Please could you give us a call regarding this matter on 01524 734474, many thanks Leighton Hall
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Lynne F
10 May 2015|
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Response from Lynne F |
Thank you, we hope to visit tomorrow.
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