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Gawthorpe Hall

An Elizabethan gem in the heart of industrial Lancashire

Burnley Road, Padiham, near Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8UA

View across the garden and lawn to the South Front of Gawthorpe Hall with blue sky above on a sunny day

Important notice

*Please note there are currently no displays of textiles in the Hall, as the cases have been emptied for refurbishment. We will update you accordingly*.

Planning your visit

Children running in the woodland in summer at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire

Family-friendly things to do at Gawthorpe Hall 

From discovering the majestic woods where children can enjoy the natural play area and views across Pendle Hill, to exploring inside the Hall’s stunning historic rooms that show what life was like in the Victorian period for the Kay-Shuttleworth family who once resided there.

A visitor in a green jacket walks a dog along a path

Visiting Gawthorpe Hall with your dog 

Gawthorpe Hall is a one pawprint rated place. Dogs on leads are more than welcome in most areas of the grounds, but there are a few things you need to know.

Visitors in the garden at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire: a child stands on railings with the house in the background

School and group visits to Gawthorpe Hall 

The day-to-day running of Gawthorpe Hall is managed by Lancashire County Council. To find out about group visits or school trips please contact


Gawthorpe Hall map 

Take a look at the map of Gawthorpe Hall to help plan your visit.

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