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Admission 2015

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

May to September - every Wednesday
June, July, Aug and Sept - 1st Sunday in each month
Spring & August - Bank Holiday Monday

Booked parties and groups welcome at other times, by prior arrangement, including special week before Christmas (1st – 11th Dec), when the Hall is decorated in style for the family.

Hall & Gardens:
Adults £8.00, OAPs and Groups £7.00, Students £5.00,
Children under 14 free,
Family £25.00

Purchase tickets online here ...

Gardens only:
Wednesdays free,
Other days £4.00

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.

 

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