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“A fabulous find”
Review of Astley Hall

Astley Hall
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Chorley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of Lancashire's most historic halls set in the beautiful park of the same name. The history of the Hall itself is full of intrigue, with stories of plotting and religious turmoil. It dates back to Elizabethan times with changes and additions over the centuries, all helping make a visit to the Hall a fascinating and enjoyable experience. This grade 1 listed building is the jewel in Chorley's crown, with stunning plaster work and architectural features. As the town's museum and art gallery it is also home to items of local historical interest. William Shakespeare and Oliver Cromwell are some of the famous guests to stay at the hall.
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We visited after a recommendation from a friend with young children. Loads to do and all FREE... A lovely playground, staffed pets corner, cafe, lake, bowling and tennis courts. The cafe was nice but a bit pricey, bring a picnic a kite, a football and your family for a perfect day.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank debzie
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"walled garden"
in 28 reviews
"pets corner"
in 42 reviews
"petting zoo"
in 15 reviews
"tennis courts"
in 15 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 49 reviews
"cafe ambio"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 18 reviews
"coach house"
in 12 reviews
"flower show"
in 16 reviews
"long gallery"
in 8 reviews
"oliver cromwell"
in 8 reviews
"stately home"
in 7 reviews
"grounds are lovely"
in 7 reviews
"war memorial"
in 7 reviews
"interesting history"
in 7 reviews
"chorley town centre"
in 10 reviews
"sensory garden"
in 6 reviews

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stroll through the grounds and look around the hall. We were lucky enough to visit on a sunny day and everything looked really beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KerenVisser
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Came with family here on a gorgeous sunny day, we had afternoon tea in cafe ambio which we enjoyed though nothing special.
Astley Hall was great to look round really interesting house I would recommend to go and visit. We went for a walk round the gardens and the walled garden.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank P3909RPsaraht
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

When we had a very warm sunny Sunday a couple of weeks ago we decided to visit Astley Hall. We being three adults and two children aged nearly 3yrs and nearly 7yrs old. On arrival the Car park was packed as we had not realised there was a Vintage Car Exhibition on. We looked round the cars some of which brought Happy Memories to me of my early twenties.
We then walked past the lake and people were sitting picnicking on the grass outside the Hall. My grandchildren made straight for the Play area with its zip wires, sand pits, climbing apparatus, small children's farm. etc. with their parents whilst I sat on a bench. We didn't visit the Forest area as I have reduced mobility, but walked back and enjoyed the garden outside Dorian House the Local Children's Hospice, where a variety of fruit and vegetables were being grown as well as flowers. You could have a fresh picked bunch of rhubarb for 50 pence, A bargain.
We ended up at the Tea Rooms where tables were outside with a few in a small room off the Courtyard. It was very busy but when we found a table and got our chosen items we enjoyed them.
Next time we said we would take a picnic lunch and spend the day there. There were adequate Public Toilets around with a lift to some of them.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Rosemary B
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Excellent, good service and choice - and you can take any leftovers home in their boxes! Delicious and excellent selection.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Brenda k
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