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Review of Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 30 April 2014

After paying in, there really isn't that much to see, a rather weird Titanic exhibition ? Food was quite expensive for what you got - however it was nice.

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Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Thank you for your nice comments. The titanic museum has had mixed reviews, however the titanic will be leaving the Hall and making the space available for something much more in keeping with the fascinating history of the Hall. We do hope you return.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

I chose the stunning venue for a customer event due to its character, restaurant food and first impressions of Lauren the event co ordinator. Nothing was a problem to help get us set up for the day and the cream scones were fresh and very tasty. Lauren arranged people in costume to do a couple of talks and they arrived in costume to greet customers and give 2 interesting and amusing presentations. So much value for money. Thank you again Lauren and the team

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

I thought that Samlesbury Hall was excellent value for money compared with the prices at National Trust properties. The entrance fee was just £3 per person and this included a free guided tour though we chose to make our own way around the house.

The grounds are free and the the food served in the restaurant is first class. I will certainly return again soon.

2  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

I went with my husband and Mother-in-law. We got there for 11am and got chatting to a very interesting lady who happened to be the resident Witch (Joanne Halliwell). We joined her tour which was hilarious. She picks on a few of the men to help tell the history of the Hall. Needless to say they loved it including my husband! Next we had Afternoon Tea which was very good then we had a good look round this fascinating Hall. We finished with a Talk upstairs with The Titanic expert which was very moving. Oh and lastly I went off to chat with the pigs and chickens in the pet corner. A Brilliant day and all for a small entrance fee which goes to the upkeep of the Hall. Go on a day when the Witch is there. Great fun

1  Thank LancsLass13
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We visited Samlesbury Hall on Easter Sunday as a family with three adults and four children. We arrived at about twelve and left at 4pm. The children had a wonderful time exploring the gardens and the children's play area, they loved the Punch and Judy show and the children's entertainer. The history session with Betsy was brilliant, everyone around the table had face ache by the end of the session, she is hilarious and we certainly learnt a lot about the history of the hall. We thought it was excellent value for money and shall certainly be visiting again.

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