The Hall & Gardens

The Hall & Gardens

A gem set in the heart of the Forest of Bowland

Browsholme Hall is a unique Grade I historic house and has been lived in by the Parker Family since it was built in 1507. Still a family home Robert and Amanda Parker are delighted to welcome visitors to give a glimpse on how 14 generations have lived at Browsholme from Henry VII to the present day.  Certainly not a museum, visitors will see wonderful collection of historically associated antiques, paintings and furniture.

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 a 3 acre lake, see the new restoration of the Lily Pond and the ‘wilderness’ originally created in 1711 in the design of a Union Jack. Here at Browsholme there is much to see ….dogs are welcome to!

Hall and Gardens now open to visitors

We are delighted to announce that the gardens are now open every Wednesday and Thursday from 11.00am, and tours of the Hall are on the hour from 12 noon to 3pm. Due to the coronavirus restrictions entry will only by pre-booked ticket and number limited each day. Visitors are welcome (plus dogs) to wander through our landscaped garden, lakes and woodlands. Our Cart Shed tearoom is open for refreshments.

Please visit this page for further details and here for online booking.

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Testimonials

Just a little line to say A VERY BIG THANK YOU to you and all the Staff at Browsholme for giving us such a wonderful time yesterday. Everything was perfect, the tea and coffee and crunchy biscuits were very welcome when we arrived, the Hall was steeped in History and the guides were excellent…….we especially enjoyed sampling the Wassail!! The lunch was delicious and everyone made us feel very welcome. We all loved browsing in the ‘shop’ – there were some very unusual goods to choose from.
Once again many, many thanks for the superb day and for all your help helping me to organise the trip.

Historical Society's Christmas Tour, November 2019

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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