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Gainsborough Old Hall

Parnell Street | Lincolnshire, Gainsborough DN21 2NB, England
+44 1522 782040
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well worth a visit

as English heritage members we decided to visit Gainsborough old Hall. many of their properties... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ienjoymyholidays
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Educational and enjoyable

We are members of English Heritage and always try to visit their properties when we are out and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David W
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Mablethorpe, England, United Kingdom
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Regularly described as a “hidden gem in Lincolnshire” this exciting visitor attraction offers a variety of events and exhibitions and an award – winning schools’ education programme. Owned by English Heritage the Hall is operated by Lincolnshire County Council. Gainsborough Old Hall is a large, late- medieval manor house built by the noble Burgh family around 1460. The house boasts an impressive Great Hall; original medieval kitchen; East and West ranges containing a myriad of rooms and a haunted ghost corridor.
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Parnell Street | Lincolnshire, Gainsborough DN21 2NB, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

as English heritage members we decided to visit Gainsborough old Hall. many of their properties are in a ruined state but not this one! It was so interesting and so much to see. the audio guide made it all come alive. The lady on reception...More

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GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind review we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We are owned by English Heritage but run by Lincolnshire County Council.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We are members of English Heritage and always try to visit their properties when we are out and about. Gainsborough Old Hall has a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, the current one is of costumes seen on screen. The only downside was that one...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gorgeous old building, tucked away in the middle of housing estates. So much character and detail. We used the audio tour, but got a bit confused with it, so just walked around the rooms and floors. Lovely displays and explanations. Stair cases are...More

Thank Wendy P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Gainsborough Old Hall earlier this month, the tour guide was amazing, she was informative, interesting and funny too, the hall was lovely and the cafe too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Wonderful guide. The history of the building is very interesting. The links with the Pilgrim Fathers was fascinating.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here today and had an amazing journey back in time. A great place to visit staff are very helpful indeed. Just a shame that people with mobility difficulties can’t get to first floor but audio is available and gives a great description of what’s...More

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours at this historic hall. It is a beautiful place that is well presented, with really useful written guides for those who don’t like audio guides. It is set out and dressed to show how the owners lived and hosted...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surpassed my expectations. SO impressive and SO much to see and a rich and fascinating history. The audio guides are a must (although mine was a bit temperamental!). Never expected to see so much original architecture and period detail. Wow! Staff are absolutely superb. SO...More

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GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review we are really glad you enjoyed your visit despite slight technical difficulties. We really appreciate people leaving us reviews as it helps to hopefully make us less of a hidden gem.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you 're in the area go it's worth a visit. Not great if you 're disable lots of stairs but nice place parking in a payable car park across the way

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If not for a leaflet from Tourist Information advertising an exhibition we might have missed this. As it is you might miss it if you're not looking for it once you get to Gainsborough as the town itself is a little non descript. The Old...More

Thank Julie P
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GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you took the time to find us and hope to see you again.

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Lilybellalex
26 May 2018|
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Response from GOH1460 | Property representative |
Hi if you go to our website under the tab Visiting Us is a section called Access and Facilities on that page you can download our full access statement. The whole ground floor is easily accessible but we have no lifts to... More
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jokaromeo
27 February 2017|
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We are open 10am-4pm tomorrow.
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