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Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall Preston New Road, Samlesbury PR5 0UP, England
+44 1254 812010
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First class Pheasants...

Attended a brilliant luncheon yesterday with Lancashire Life. Iv not been to the Hall in some years... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
tweedsdining
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Stunning house

I'd seen this place on Most Haunted and wanted to visit for a while. It would have scored 5 if the... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Abi C
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Built in 1325 Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior, the Hall is almost equidistant between Blackburn and Preston, yet retaining a rural feel. Saved from demolition in the 1920’s by six local businessmen, it remains in the Charitable Trust today with the aim of maintaining and keeping open for the visitors to enjoy.With the turbulent history of catholic families, the haunting of Lady Dorothy Southworth (and others), a captivating insight into life from the early 14th to the early 20th Century is all waiting to be discovered.Samlesbury Hall also offers the very best of Lancashire, with exhibitions from local artists, antiques and collectibles and a gift shop, which sells high quality Lancashire produce.The extensive grounds are delightful and even include a small selection of animals in an ever increasing menagerie. The gardens also feed the kitchen and the award-winning restaurant and coffee lounge.Samlesbury Hall is open to visitors all year round and promises something for all the family
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“wedding venue” (24 reviews)
“coffee lounge” (9 reviews)
“free tour” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Samlesbury Hall Preston New Road, Samlesbury PR5 0UP, England
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+44 1254 812010
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Attended a brilliant luncheon yesterday with Lancashire Life. Iv not been to the Hall in some years and there have been some big changes. The venue is a historic Hall with superb atmosphere and the food was outstanding. Highlight was locally sourced Pheasants and the...More

Thank tweedsdining
Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Hello, Thank you so very much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Hall so much and would ask that you watch this space. We are moving forward with game and find conservation such an important part of the future of...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

I'd seen this place on Most Haunted and wanted to visit for a while. It would have scored 5 if the grounds were as delightful as the hall but sadly there was nowhere to have a lovely walk after we'd toured the house. Anyway it...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit and on this occasion due to having an elderly relative in a wheelchair, we didn't visit the whole of the building. However, it is a fabulous place to pass a couple of hours. I would have given a higher score...More

Thank MJ H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We arrived at this historic Hall for a coffee break on our way to The Lake District and what a surprise we got. We were greeted by a lady in theatrical costume and really just nodded to her and continued on our way in. There...More

1  Thank Edgewood48
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Beautiful historic hall with a host of other attractions in the grounds. Perfect location for a day out. Not far from the M6. LOTS OF PARKING, GOOD PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK, THE HALL IS INTERESTING AND QUIRKY, LOTS OF GHOST STORIES (YAY)

Thank Anne-Marie S
Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Anne-Marie...thank you very much, watch out this week and next for the ghosts... not just stories.... see you soon

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Historical museum with lovely tea shop, restaurant and grounds. Staff are very friendly, great little place!

Thank fran769
Sharon J, Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Fran, thanks so much for taking time to review us. Come back soon

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Came with family and friend for afternoon tea. Beautiful setting. We booked in advance but paid on the day. The food was delicious and plenty and when we asked for a doggy bag, although not instantly available, the staff managed to sort something out. The...More

Thank David A
Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Hello David Thanks very much for your review...maybe we aren’t used to people not eating everything that makes us have to look a little longer for a doggy bag.. Hope to see you soon?

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We came with a group for a history tour with Janey the witch. What fun it was! The Hall is a fabulous piece of history. The food at the Hall is great.

Thank Colin H
Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Colin Our witch never lets us down ...she’s fantastic.. try to get back on a Sunday to see one of our other tour guides? See you soon

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Janey brought to life the history of the Hall and the everyday life of the tudors. Her interaction with the audience was brilliant - comic genius. The older generation thoroughly enjoyed it whilst the young one (3 years old) with mum enjoyed the pirate ship/playhouse...More

Thank Joan P
Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

We do our very best to please everyone..I hope we did ok with your family... Santa would be delighted to see the little one in December Thanks so much Joan See you soon

Reviewed 16 October 2017

This was our first visit to Salmsbury Hall, we took advantage of their very generous offer of a free tour with Janey The Witch and free parking, and weren't disappointed. The Hall itself has a wow factor and Janey's tour was fantastic. She filled the...More

Thank Zena36
Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Zena Do come back for something to eat, or maybe try the wafflery! Thanks so much for your 5 stars ...see you soon

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Stargazer717
31 May 2017|
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Response from brendawig | Reviewed this property |
No dress code . I
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sandmcampion
5 May 2016|
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Response from Jude A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a disabled parking bay right next to the Hall, and plenty of others available in the main parking area. Wheeelchair access will be limited to the downstairs of the hall / cafe / dining area,
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5 May 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Disability access is good for the gardens and the ground floor. There are no public lifts in this building. The first floor access is by stairs only. It is still worth a look.
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