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“Superb wedding venue”
Review of Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall
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Owner description: 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
Preston, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Superb wedding venue”
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Great for weddings. Sharon, Angela and all the staff there are wonderful.

Visited April 2012
1 Thank Ian4
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English first
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120 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

Visit Salmesbury Hall the antiques are good and the cafe is very good.

Visited June 2011
1 Thank Paul W
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Sharon J, Hall Director at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this review, 3 December 2012

Samlesbury Hall is a Charitable Trust and therefore we have to charge a small entrance fee in order to keep the Hall open to the public.

Currently the entrance fee for adults is £3 and for children is just £1 (except on major event days).

Kind regards,

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90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Afternoon tes”
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Well prepared tea with an excellent selection at very reasonable prices. The atmosphere is great as its avert old hall with plenty
to see.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank Egypt1206
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“An incredible 14th century manor house filled with history as well as legends of ghosts.”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Samlesbury Hall is an incredible medieval 14th century manor house built in 1325. As an American, I was impressed as the English Pilgrims did not arrive in America until 1620, and the age of the house certainly put things in proper perspective for me. I also learned that Charles Dickens stayed here shortly before his death in 1870, and in 1957, it was the onsite building of Donald Campbell's world water-speed record breaking boat, the legendary Bluebird K7. Since it was early December we stayed for lunch at the Samlesbury Hall restaurant for a traditional and very enjoyable holiday meal.

Visited December 2011
3 Thank Wayne K
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