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Delightful Home

A visit to Leighton Hall is an absolute treat. The house is delightful, its history is especially... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan A
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Fascinating house off the beaten track.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Leighton Hall where we were made to feel very welcome and had an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Johnofholt
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Holt, United Kingdom
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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...more
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 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Leighton Hall is an absolute treat. The house is delightful, its history is especially interesting for anyone from the area or anyone who loves beautiful things particularly fine furniture. Home of the Gillow family for generations, It is still a family home...More

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

Hello Susan A, What a lovely review, thank you very much! We always say that, above all, Leighton Hall is a much loved family home and are so happy when this is noticed and appreciated. Our guides all take pride in their tours, each adding...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Leighton Hall where we were made to feel very welcome and had an interesting tour with one of the tenant farmers ( sorry but cannot recall her name) who was a mine of information. We were not expecting the...More

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

Hello Johnofholt, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your visit to Leighton Hall. We are very glad that you enjoyed your time here and will pass on your kind words to your guide (Cath) and Jim, the falconer. Your comments...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

This lovely house is not well publicised but is well worth the visit. The owners live there full time and it has a more intimate feel than many places which are more ornate but feel like museums rather than homes. The guide clearly loved the...More

Thank Amanda B
Leigh P, Admin at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hello Amanda, Thank you for your very kind comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time here with us. Leighton Hall is a much loved family home and we are so pleased to hear this is appreciated. Your kind words will be passed on...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

We went one sunny afternoon at 2.15pm Beautiful place. We watched the birds of prey,whilst very interesting i found the talk a strange way to come across to a group of mixed ages. We had to leave the talk to get into the house tour...More

Thank Helen T
Leigh P, Admin at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hello Helen, We appreciate your taking the time to comment on your visit to Leighton Hall and are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. I do understand your comments regarding the limited opening times and will, of course, take them on board....More

Reviewed 23 August 2018

At the start of this review, I have to point out that the house and grounds are very impressive but it is the guided tour which left us feeling rather disappointed. Our guide had obviously never heard of the phrase "information overload" and bombarded us...More

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Leigh P, Admin at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you very much, Lillibet, for your review and constructive comments about your recent visit. I'm sorry that the guided tour wasn't up to your expectations and will make sure that your comments are passed onto our guides and the content of their various tours...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

A very pleasant visit to a beautiful country house steeped in history but quite small and clearly still well used and well loved. The tour guide was very informative and encouraged us to sit on the seats which was very welcome on a warm day....More

Thank Holmfirthy
Leigh P, Admin at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hello Holmfirthy, Thank you for your comments. We are so glad you found us and enjoyed the time you spent here, at Leighton Hall. I hope we can welcome you again in the future. Kind regards.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

An impressive listed building in beautiful grounds. The main attraction is the antique furniture manufactured by the Gillows. One is taken on a guided tour of the house, actually viewing passing through the the private rooms of the family. an interesting experience. While we were...More

Thank David A
Leigh P, Admin at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hello David, Thank you for taking time to review Leighton Hall. We are so please that you found your visit interesting. Please remember, should you wish to call on us again, we are open every Bank Holiday Monday!! Kind regards.

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderfuĺ day out, kids enjoyed finding teddy bears and tree faces in woods. Ned our tour guide was lovelyMore

Thank Julie B
Leigh P, Groups Coordinator at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Julie B, Thank you for your kind words, I will be sure to pass these on to Ned, your tour guide. It is lovely to hear the children enjoyed their activities and you had a wonderful Birthday Treat. Please do visit us again soon....More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Leighton Hall is unusual in that it’s a family home without any of the trappings or restrictions of most stately homes and visitors are actively encouraged to sit on (most of) the chairs in the rooms. The Hall is only open for three hours between...More

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Leigh P, Admin at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you, BonBonHere for your lovely comments. We do pride ourselves on being a 'little different' to other stately homes and are always proud of the fact that this is, above all a much loved family home which the Gillow-Reynolds family love to share with...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

What a hidden gem. We visited the Hall yesterday and Pam was our guide. We were welcomed like royalty and made to feel at home immediately. It was a fascinating tour from start to finish. Pam was a lively and entertaining guide, full of enthusiasm...More

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Leigh P, Groups Coordinator at Leighton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Sandra S, Thank you for your kind words regarding our home, we are so pleased you had an enjoyable visit with our guide Pam, I will be sure pass on your kind words to her. We do hope you will visit again and enjoy...More

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DianeDisdle
22 May 2018|
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Response from Leigh P | Property representative |
Hello there, Please forgive the lateness of this reply. We provide a ramp for anyone who is wheelchair bound and wishes to take part in a tour of the house. The upstairs is not accessible by wheelchairs, unfortunately but as... More
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inekefisher
13 July 2015|
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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
10 May 2015|
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Thank you, we hope to visit tomorrow.
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