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Leighton Hall

Carnforth LA5 9ST, England
+44 1524 734474
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Not a stately house it's a stately home

I've been on a lot of stately home tours but never one so homely and welcoming as Leighton Hall, it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gail G
Wonderful dayout.

Really enjoyable visit. We were taken round by Mrs Reynolds who as the owner was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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)
“birds of prey” (21 reviews)
“stately home” (10 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 2 weeks ago

I've been on a lot of stately home tours but never one so homely and welcoming as Leighton Hall, it was immaculate,the tour of the house by Mrs Reynolds was so informative and told from the heart I heard that she even made the soup...More

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Leigh P, Admin at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Gail. We are always pleased when our visitors appreciate the fact that Leighton Hall is a much loved family home. Mrs Reynolds really does love to welcome guests to her home and works very hard, (including making...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyable visit. We were taken round by Mrs Reynolds who as the owner was very knowledgeable. There is some brilliant furniture and the views from the windows are breathtaking. Mrs Reynolds was very friendly explaining the history of the house and encouraging you to...More

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Leigh P, Admin at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your response, which is much appreciated. Mrs Reynolds is always happy to share the history of her home with visitors and we are so glad you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leighton Hall boasts a stunning collection of Gillow furniture, but more than that, visitors are encouraged to actually sit on it!! I sat on a 200 year old carver chair and felt like the Queen. Pam our guide was full of interesting facts about the...More

Thank 485Anne
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Leigh P, Admin at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Our guides do their very best to put you at ease and after all, the furniture was made to be used! It really does sound like you had the perfect day and I'm sure the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent throughout. Personal guide around her home by Susie Reynolds Gillow. Nothing to much trouble and welcoming and very informative. Afternoon tea very enjoyable and plenty of sandwiches,cakes and tea.

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Leigh P, Admin at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your afternoon with us. Kind regards.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited a lot of houses, most of which can no longer be described as "a home" but Leighton Hall is definitely still a home shared generously with those who visit. We know of only two others that match that criteria, namely The Castle...More

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Leigh P, Admin at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are honoured to be compared to such amazing stately homes and thank you so much for your wonderful comments. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your party to Leighton Hall and we very much look forward to seeing you again in the...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Just been to visit today with Bretherton's tours. What a treat. Pam was fabulous and made us feel like long lost relatives. She was so amazingly knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble, yet we were allowed to browse without feeling 'controlled'. There was care...More

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Leigh P, Admin at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hello Janet, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We agree, Pam is fabulous!! It was a pleasure to welcome you to Leighton Hall and we are so glad you and your guests enjoyed your visit. Above all, Leighton Hall is a family home...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

A most enjoyable couple of hours being shown round by the lady of the house who made the tour very amusing and informative.

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Lindsey S, Office Manager at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi, We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip to Leighton Hall, do come and visit us again during the Summer season when the gardens are in full bloom and the birds of prey fly. Many thanks Lindsey

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Three wheelchair users and respective support staff were all made to feel very welcome. We had a tour of the downstairs area of the house which was very interesting, and then all enjoyed the bird of prey demonstration in the grounds followed by delicious cakes...More

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Leigh P, Admin at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

We apologise for our late reply. we've been very busy, here at Leighton Hall preparing for the festive season! Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Highly recommended group visit to Leighton Hall, fully guided tour with personal welcome on arrival from the owner Suzie Reynolds. A buffet lunch was provided and all of our guests were made to feel very welcome and at home. Coach parking is available in front...More

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Lindsey S, Office Manager at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hi, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Leighton Hall, keep a look out for our Winter group packages. Many thanks Lindsey

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

The owner greets you and invites you to enjoy the house and gardens. The house is lovely and the guides very informative. There is a little cafe and bird display. Tours are at set times and you can only visit between 2-5pm, this makes for...More

Thank Wendy S
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Lindsey S, Office Manager at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments regarding Leighton Hall, we do hope you will visit us again soon. Thank you

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inekefisher
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Response from Leigh P | 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
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Thank you, we hope to visit tomorrow.
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