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“It will knock your socks off !”
Review of Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Had a night here with a tour guide and we all had a wonderful night (Leyland 41 Club)
The young lady who dressed up really made it very memorable and great fun
The old building is amazing and me being in the building trade, it was like my birthday
Not sure who looks after this place, all I can say is thank you and keep up the great work

Thank you

Brian (Lancs)

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We spent a couple of hours wandering around the house and gardens. Especially enjoyed the small pig as every time we scratch his head he rolled over. Food was nice but pricy and unfortunately the restaurant could have done with a little dusting.

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Superb food, friendly staff and beautiful environment. Really enjoyed the afternoon tea with my friend and had a lovely wander through the hall too!

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

After attending our son's wedding at Samlesbury Hall I can't wait to return to sample all the delights of this interesting venue. The beautiful, historic building, the grounds , the history, the food, the animlas.... and THE WITCH!

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

What a lovely old building, it's beautiful to look at. The tour that is part of the entry fee is brilliant, very unusual and made our visit! It gave us a good insight into life at the hall all those years ago!
The shop is lovely and the gardens whilst small are pretty.
The restaurant is excellent, the food choice is good and the quality is great, everything was home made.

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