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“enjoyable visit”
Review of Astley Hall

Astley Hall
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Chorley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“enjoyable visit”
Reviewed 7 September 2011

Came across Astley hall by accident, spent a pleasent afternoon looking around the park and house, all staff very knowledgable and happy to answer any questions, house a real historical treat would certainly visit again if in the area

Visited September 2011
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great house to help imagine living in a different era”
Reviewed 8 August 2011

A treasure of a find in Chorley, interesting and in beautiful surrounds, donation entry and really informative tours!

Visited July 2011
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Port Pirie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Put Astley Hall High on your "Must See" List.”
Reviewed 29 December 2010

I had the great pleasure of visiting Astley Hall on a recent trip from Australia. I found it to be a most interesting piece of "Old England" both in the beautiful grounds and the interior of the hall itself. Add to this the excellent restaurant and it all makes for a very pleasant day out, (I returned on two occassions.)

Entrance to the Hall is free,although there is a donation box at the staff area inside. This in itself was unusual as other historical sites I visited all had a fairly high entrance fee.

The volunteer staff could not have been more helpful and brochures etc., are handed out on arrival.

I am so glad that I took my Camera with me as I can now sit here in the blistering heat of a South Australian summer and re-live my time there.

5 Thank downunder43261599
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