The Hall & Gardens

The Hall & Gardens

A gem set in the heart of the Forest of Bowland

Browsholme Hall is a nationally important Grade I listed historic house. The Hall has a pre-eminent collection of historically associated antiques, paintings and furniture of museum quality. Furthermore the red sandstone house has a genuine claim to be the oldest surviving family home in Lancashire. Browsholme certainly is an historic house unique in so many ways.

Set within the Forest of Bowland, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Hall is surrounded by ‘picturesque’ gardens and parkland. Visitors are invited to relax and wander in unspoiled countryside, woodland, views to the distant Fells and most noteworthy the lakes or ‘Fish Pond’.

Open to visitors

From Wednesday 1st May until Wednesday 9th October we also welcome visitors to share Browsholme’s rich history. Please visit this page for our opening times.

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Dear Browsholme Staff,
I am writing to thank you all for an excellent day on Wednesday 18th September.
Thanks to Catherine and Nicola for organising our needs and for their patience with our ever changing plans.
Thanks to Liz and staff for the catering, super soup and sandwiches and very efficient service.
Special thanks to our excellent Guide Janine. As professional Guides we were impressed by her talent and enjoyed her depth of knowledge, humour and engaging delivery.
I am sure we will be back.

Blue Badge Tourist Guides, September 2019

“Robert Parker was outside to greet us, was utterly charming and engaging from the start, and gave us a fabulous visit. What made it so special was that he shared his personal experiences on unexpectedly inheriting the house, how he and his parents tackled all the issues, and how they got to know the museum quality artefacts that were displayed around. To be shown their private sitting room, complete with TV just highlighted the enormity of living in and caring for a house like this. Memorable.”

Martin Randall Tours, July 2019

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our visit to Browsholme yesterday. The feedback from all our members was so good and we all commented on the friendliness and knowledge of Barbara and Janine as guides and Liz and staff for the excellent catering. Please give our thanks to them. As organiser, I very much appreciated the prompt service from Catherine and yourself.

Allan Dobson - June 2019

Please pass on our thanks to everyone at Browsholme Hall who helped to make our visit so enjoyable. We received a wonderful welcome, the guided tours were super and everyone loved the homemade biscuits.

Trips Organiser, Wirral

On behalf of all the attendees at Browsholme Hall last Sunday can we offer a big THANK YOU to your team who looked after us so well. Everything from the refreshments / lunches to the guided tours was excellent and much appreciated by all our members who enjoyed the experience.

Norcemog, March 2019

Stone Bench in Garden surrounded by Plants and Yellow Flowers

Hi Catherine. Just to let you know what a huge success our day out at Browsholme Hall was last Thurs. All our ladies were heaping praise on everything, the tour of the house which looked lovely, the excellent guides & fascinating history. The lunch surpassed our expectations, quite delicious. All in all a really fantastic day to out. Thanks to everyone concerned. Have a very happy Christmas

Thanks, Virginia

Geese and Goslings on the water

On behalf of our members , I wish to thank you for providing us access to Browsholme Hall and your excellent guided tour which your guides excelled themselves in giving us so much history of your home. Also to your catering staff for providing us with a gorgeous cream tea – scrumptious scones and tea!

Liverpool National Trust Centre

On behalf of Longton U3A group I thank you for the warm welcome extended to us on our visit yesterday. We found our tour of the house most interesting, and what was particularly striking was the fact that the rooms are not ‘roped off’, as in many other houses of this type. Lynn, our guide was excellent, full of interesting information and very informative about the history of the Parker family. The furniture and personal effects collected over such a long period were especially interesting – particularly the explanation of the tankard and the origin of the saying ‘taking down a peg or two’.

Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and we would highly recommend a visit to Browsholme Hall to anyone interested in our history.

August 2018

Just to let you know how much our members enjoyed their day out at Browsholme Hall. The two guides
were excellent with extensive knowledge of its history. Please convey our thanks to them for making our visit/
guided tour so interesting. Also, it was good for some of our members to be able to occasionally sit down on chairs.
Also thanks to the catering staff who served our lunch so efficiently. The food was delicious and beautifully presented-one
of our group said it was the best fish pie he’d ever had-praise indeed!

May 2018

We would like to thank everyone who looked after us and made our visit to Browsholme yesterday such a great success.
It was much appreciated that Robert Parker himself was there to welcome us and tell us the history of the Hall and about his family. The guides were excellent and made the tours most interesting. Must mention the lunch of course, everyone enjoyed it – the quiche had been recommended to me by Friends of Lancashire Gardens Trust.

We loved the Hall and would like to wish everyone very best wishes for future success and hope the family can continue to live in the house for the next 500 years.

Group organiser

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