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Samlesbury Hall

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Samlesbury Hall Preston New Road, Samlesbury PR5 0UP, England
+44 1254 812010
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( Luxury ) life of a shepherd.

We had a short break of 3 nights in one of the shepherd huts in the grounds, if all shepherds live... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kayell485
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Glossop, United Kingdom
A great trip back in time

Take a trip back to 14th century England, historic Samlesbury hall is a real treasure on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Russ P
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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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
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“wedding venue” (27 reviews)
“free tour” (9 reviews)
“dog show” (7 reviews)
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Samlesbury Hall Preston New Road, Samlesbury PR5 0UP, England
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+44 1254 812010
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"wedding venue"
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"free tour"
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"treasure hunt"
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"for sale"
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"small animals"
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"free entry"
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"steeped in history"
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"gift shop"
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"shepherds huts"
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"priest hole"
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"children's play area"
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a short break of 3 nights in one of the shepherd huts in the grounds, if all shepherds live in this much comfort there would be a long queue for jobs. The huts are superbly well equipped but are designed for short stays...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Take a trip back to 14th century England, historic Samlesbury hall is a real treasure on the doorstep of the North West of England located at Samlesbury near Preston. Historians take you through a themed walk through time looking at the history of the hall...More

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Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you had a nice visit See you soon

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the shepherds huts in the grounds of Samlesbury Hall. This is in a lovely location. We did the Henry 8th your. The hall and grounds are fantastic. The staff are lovely. We enjoyed it so much we have booked to...More

Thank JR_Windows
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Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your lovely comments We will see you when you return

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A most beautiful medieval hall house. Lovely rooms and fireplaces. Interesting talk by the Tutor re enactor. One of the rooms was spoilt by the addition of modern 'solar' looking lights-shame (guessing it was something to do with a wedding). Lovely little antique and gift...More

Thank BenandJasperthecats
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Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your five stars ... we totally understand that the festoon lights for you may have taken away the grandness of the Great Hall.. you are quite right. They are there for Weddings, without which we would have to close our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this property on the way to our holidays,it was a a place of great interest, the building is exceptional,the rooms are a wonder to see, the staff are very helpful. The restaurant serves lovely food, this place offers plenty to enjoy it’s a place...More

Thank mitzi12016
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Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mitzi We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit. You could make it a longer one by staying in one of our fabulous shepherds huts? See you on your way back

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had an interesting visit to Samlesbury Hall, very informative of the history of the hall and the families that have lived there. After looking at the hallonline we thought we would end our visit with the indulgence of one of the wonderful sounding waffles...to...More

Thank David G
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Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello David G Such a shame that you didn’t get one of our marvellous waffles ... there was a glitch with the irons that set the temperature too high and as a result we had to clean them ...had we not the waffles would have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for afternoon tea with my daughters, the website mentions booking 48 hours in advance but I rang on the off-chance for the same day. Spoke to Alice who after checking with the chef and noting any dietry requirements we may have, said that...More

Thank DezRibbleValley
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the hall yesterday Sunday afternoon. I was surprised to see how many people were visiting. We took the 11am tour along with around 60 others, plenty of room for all though. The guide dressed in period costume was extremely knowledgeable and made the history...More

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Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so very much for your wonderful comments We hope to see you soon

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour provided by Henry Vlll very knowledgable my daughter loved it . Free of charge excellent building with lots of things to do for all the family. Lovely restaurant

Thank Pup2018
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Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there Thank you very much for your review Come again and bring your friends and more family All proceeds go back into the hall for the future to enjoy

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely stay in the huts. Very clean and peaceful we was disappointed with some of the staff. We went to look around the wedding avent and was made to feel most unwelcome by the lady on the restaurant reception. We went back to...More

Thank Michelle L
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Ade&Kay
31 May 2018|
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Response from Sharon J | Property representative |
Hello So sorry we don’t We are looking at loaning out cool boxes ! But we don’t quite have them just yet
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Perky25
25 March 2018|
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Response from Heather A | Reviewed this property |
No it's all included and very comfy it is too :)
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Perky25
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Response from Colin H | Reviewed this property |
I’ve never stayed in one but no, they provide bedding
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