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“Welcoming staff from the very first person.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Welcoming staff from the very first person.”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We had a pleasant visit here as we were staying in the area and thought it was a nice place to visit. The gardens are beautiful with a few animals to see although some of them harder to reach than others but its still really nice. The main building is lovely, there is a lot of history to see (£3 entrance fee for adults) and a really nice café. We had tea and cake which was also nice but the main feeling I left with was how lovely the staff were. Would recommend a visit if you're in the area.

Visited August 2014
Thank Dance996
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Afternoon tea”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Took a friend for afternoon tea as a birthday treat. We were greeted by friendly faces and continued to be served by staff who couldn't do enough for us. We were left to enjoy our tea at our leisure - no rush. The food itself was excellent.
We have been to the hall several times before to look round the rooms which are very interesting. And very cheap entry charge. Also the gardens are lovely and there is a small section with animals in it.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank J A
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Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Afternoon tea is prepared from the freshest ingredients and we are delighted that you enjoyed it, please come back to the restaurant where all our food is fresh and prepared on the day.
We look forward to see you agsain
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful Hotel”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Liked everything! Accommodation! Friendly staff... Lovely food. Fun Tribute night. Nice room... Good breakfast! .....

Visited July 2014
Thank Nikki L
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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Thank you for making our daughters wedding day so special . food was excellent and service was super you could not have done any more.

Visited July 2014
Thank dig66
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Burnley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Saved by the Titanic”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Yes, the structure is of great historical importance and fabulously presented (hence the 3 stars) and it does have a certain air, but I found the overall experience somewhat limited. If it wasn't for the very interesting Titanic related exhibition of information and artifacts, I would have been sorely disappointed in having paid £3 to view not much else to be honest. With the Titanic museum section of the hall and the lovely animals to see outside, I would recommend a 2-3 hour trip, without these, 1 hour tops.

Visited May 2014
2 Thank Phil G
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