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Gawthorpe is a Jacobean hall, built in 1605 and restored in 1850 by the architect Sir Charles Barry. A collection of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, and the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection of textiles, embroidery and lace are on show. The Hall also has fabulous 17th-century plasterwork ceilings and panelling. The wooded park and riverside location offer wonderful walks.

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Gawthorpe Hall
PADIHAM, Burnley, BB12 8UA
Phone : 01282 771004

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • House accessed via 4 steps and stairs to all floors. Grounds route to lawn and entrance to tearoom are level. Please ring for more details
  • Facilities: Braille & large print guide, photo album & disabled drop off near main entrance
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Opening Times: Open Apr-5 Nov, Wed-Sun & BHs 12-5 (last entry 4.30). Tearoom open from 11

About The area

Discover Lancashire

Lancashire was at the centre of the British cotton industry in the 19th century, which lead to the urbanization of great tracts of the area. The cotton boom came and went, but the industrial profile remains. Lancashire’s resorts, Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe Bay, were originally developed to meet the leisure needs of the cotton mill town workers. Blackpool is the biggest and brashest, celebrated for it tower, miles of promenade, and the coloured light ‘illuminations’. Amusements are taken very seriously here, day and night, and visitors can be entertained in a thousand different ways.

The former county town, Lancaster, boasts one of the younger English universities, dating from 1964. Other towns built up to accommodate the mill-workers with back-to-back terraced houses, are Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and Accrington. To get out of town, you can head for the Pennines, the ‘backbone of England’, a series of hills stretching from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish borders. To the north of the country is the Forest of Bowland, which despite its name is fairly open country, high up, with great views.

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