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Opening times 2014

Day visitors are invited to visit Browsholme Hall -one of the finest historic houses in the UK and to enjoy the gardens, lakes and woodlands on the following times and days:

Gardens and Tea Room 12.00 – 4.30pm, Hall Tours from 1.00pm

May to September every Wednesday

June, July, Aug and Sept 1st Sunday in each month

Easter, Spring & August each Bank Holiday Monday

Entrance Fees 2014

Adults £7.00
OAPs and Groups £6.00
Children under 10 Free
10-17 years £2.00
Students £5.00
Grounds Only Free

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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.

Menu's for Groups and Coach Parties (pdf)

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

Also tours are available via Top Hat Tours Tales Of Two Lancashire Halls (pdf)

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