Leighton Hall

“Detailed history of the Gillow furniture family” - VisitEngland Assessor


Carnforth, Lancashire

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Award winning Leighton Hall is the home of the renowned Gillow furniture making family offering entertaining and informative guided tours. Visitors are invited to sit on the antique furniture – no roped off areas! Birds of Prey display (summer season & weather permitting), pretty gardens & grounds, woodland trail, children’s play area, charming tearooms and disabled facilities. Ample free parking. Open to individuals May to September – please refer to our website www.leightonhall.co.uk for opening times. Pre booked parties of 25 or more welcome all year round.

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Leighton Hall
CARNFORTH, Lancashire, LA5 9ST


About the area

Discover Lancashire

Lancashire was at the centre of the British cotton industry in the 19th century, which lead to the urbanization of great tracts of the area. The cotton boom came and went, but the industrial profile remains. Lancashire’s resorts, Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe Bay, were originally developed to meet the leisure needs of the cotton mill town workers. Blackpool is the biggest and brashest, celebrated for it tower, miles of promenade, and the coloured light ‘illuminations’. Amusements are taken very seriously here, day and night, and visitors can be entertained in a thousand different ways.

The former county town, Lancaster, boasts one of the younger English universities, dating from 1964. Other towns built up to accommodate the mill-workers with back-to-back terraced houses, are Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and Accrington. To get out of town, you can head for the Pennines, the ‘backbone of England’, a series of hills stretching from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish borders. To the north of the country is the Forest of Bowland, which despite its name is fairly open country, high up, with great views.

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