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Literary Trail

Explore the famous writers and poets with connections to the Kay-Shuttleworth family in this bookish trail round the Hall.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

It's literary month at Gawthorpe Hall - from Charlotte Bronte to Edward Lear more writers than you might realise were friends with the Kay-Shuttleworth family. Pick up a trail sheet in the Entrance Hall and look out for the books hidden in the rooms to find out more.

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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Please note: This event is held across the house. Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the building, there is no lift.

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Lancashire County Council

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