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Astley Hall

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Address: Astley Park, Chorley PR7 1XA, England
Phone Number: +44 1257 515151
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One of Lancashire's most historic halls set in the beautiful park of the...

One of Lancashire's most historic halls set in the beautiful park of the same name. The history of the Hall itself is full of intrigue, with stories of plotting and religious turmoil. It dates back to Elizabethan times with changes and additions over the centuries, all helping make a visit to the Hall a fascinating and enjoyable experience. This grade 1 listed building is the jewel in Chorley's crown, with stunning plaster work and architectural features. As the town's museum and art gallery it is also home to items of local historical interest. William Shakespeare and Oliver Cromwell are some of the famous guests to stay at the hall.

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Amazing building

This building is always amazing to wonder round and find all the hidden rooms in the hall. Only thing I could suggest is to put on a few more tours so that people who come to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
TapasEsteban
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This building is always amazing to wonder round and find all the hidden rooms in the hall. Only thing I could suggest is to put on a few more tours so that people who come to visit chorley have more of a chance of finding out about our heritage.

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Easington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a beautiful building with extensive parkland for all the family. Well done to Chorley council for keeping this stunning historical building free to visit, making it a lovely day out for the whole family. There is a brilliant WW1 exhibition which is moving to see but a must to visit. The cafe/restaurant provides a good range of reasonably priced... More 

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Lancashire
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Astley Hall and its garden became Chorley's WW1 memorial to those who fell in WW1. Its parkland and Hall are an enjoyable place to visit. The Hall itself has has features from many centuries. The long bay windows of the front are particularly impressive,interior rooms have fantastic moulded ceilings and good panelling. There's usually a good exhibition and don't forget... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Astley HAll and park and we are very proud of this lovely amenity. The hall itself house a museum and often has exhibitions in the gallery. the long gallery with its wood panelling and sloping floors takes you back into a different age. The nearby stables has a free museum and interactive display linked to the Chorley Remembers project.... More 

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Adlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Astley Hall and garden is a great place for a family day out nice cafe and Art Gallery with ever changing exhibitions from local artist wonderful day out 5 minuets from Chorley town centre

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Thank 20Sanderson
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Jacobean houses in the country but really in need of your support! Free to enter, lovely staff and fabulous interior. The Chorley Remembers exhibit in the Coach House is also worth a visit. Strongly recommended.

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Thank Gannatus
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with. U3A group so private guided tour had been arranged. This gave us a good insight into the history of the building. The plasterwork really is amazing. The walled garden was a real sun-trap even in November and the extensive grounds provide space and views to enjoy a good walk. Recommend checking opening hours if you haven't arranged a... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a first visit to Astley Hall, a lovely old house covering many different styles, Tudor etc. The hall itself is interesting on its own but there was a photographic exhibition which had some amazing pictures. There is also an amazing exhibition telling the story of the Chorley Pals. The house is set in extensive parkland with a lake... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely old hall, run by volunteers so only open at weekends or y special appointment. Free admission, admire the stunning ceiling plaster work in the drawing room. Games around the hall to keep the children happy hunting, plus a dressing up box. Exhibitions often displayed here of local arts and crafts; most recent though was the BBC Wildlife Photography Awards... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Astley Hall is jam packed with history and is well worth a visit, especially if you happen to be strolling through Astley Park, as it is directly in the middle. It is free entry and it takes you back in time. Excellent for any history fans, or Downton Abbey lovers.

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