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Admission 2016

Open - every Wednesday and 1st Sunday
May, June, July, Aug and Sept.

Sun 1st May Plant Fair & Open Day
Mon 30th May Bank Hol Monday
Sun 3rd July Plant Fair & Open Day – NGS
Mon 29th Aug Bank Hol Mon
Sun 4th December Visitor Open Day

Gardens and Tea Room 11am – 4pm • Hall Tours from 12noon

House and Garden (open days) per person

Adults £8.00
OAP’s £7.00
HHA members Free

Children >14 £4.00
Children <14 Free

Family
(2 adults & 2 children, or 3 adults) £20.00

Gardens only
Sunday’s £3.50
Wednesday’s No charge

Booked parties and groups welcome at other times, by prior arrangement, including special week before Christmas Mon 28th November to Fri 9th December, when the Hall is decorated in style for the family.

Purchase tickets online here

Important information for visitors with poor mobility please see our Access Statement (pdf)

You can also explore our own private nature trail through the gardens and around the lake. Lakeside Nature Trail (pdf)


Visit Browsholme Hall

Browsholme Hall, pronounced ‘Brusom’, lies in the Forest of Bowland four miles north-west of Clitheroe overlooking the Hodder Valley. Built in 1507 by Edmund Parker, the red sandstone house has a genuine claim to be the oldest surviving family home in Lancashire. Browsholme is an historic house unique in so many ways - not least for its remarkable antiquarian collection representing the accumulation of the personal possessions of fourteen generations of continuous occupation.

Origins of the Parker family can be traced to 1381 when, soon after the Black Death, Peter de Alcancotes accepted the office of park keeper for the Forest of Bowland from John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. The family motto ‘neither wind nor wave shall move us’ perhaps bears witness to the survival of Browsholme through the Reformation, the turbulence of the Civil Wars, the extravagance of the Regency period, through the Napoleonic, Boer and World Wars. Each period has left its trace ... a skull from the Pilgrimage of Grace, a royalist coat worn by Capt. Thomas Whittingham, furniture by Gillow and Hepplewhite, even a fragment of a Zeppelin.

Browsholme Hall is not a museum and our guided tours illustrate a living history of the house as well as encapsulating the lifestyle and the survival of one family in Lancashire.

Coach tours and Groups

Coach tours and groups are welcome throughout the year by appointment and light refreshments in the Tithe Barn can be arranged. We have ample parking and easy access for coaches. Tell me more...

Contact Rebecca Clarke on 01254 827166 - rebecca@browsholme.com for further information and to make a booking.

Browsholme Hall historic house and gardens Ribble Valley, Lancashire visitor attraction

Browsholme Hall historic house and gardens Ribble Valley, Lancashire visitor attraction

Our awards Environmental Policy Access Statement (pdf)

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