Stroll around a stunning medieval stately home...
Situated in Samlesbury, Preston, Samlesbury Hall is a haven for history lovers.
The stately home's history dates all the way back to 1185, with the first recorded lord of Samlesbury, Cospatric de Samlesbury, living in the Lower Hall area. From thereon Samlesbury Hall has gathered a rich and fascinating history, including that of ghosts and witches.
Admire the medieval architecture of the hall, both inside and out, before exploring the picturesque grounds and grabbing a bite to eat. The hall boasts a restaurant for a casual drink or something more hearty as well as a wafflery for a tasty treat.
For family outings, you'll also find a woodland trail, activities, and a playground where the little one's imaginations can run wild. The playground features a mini Samlesbury Hall replica and a Mayflower ship.
Once you've soaked up the history and heritage of Samlesbury Hall, why not stop off at their gift shop, where you can pick up all kinds of souvenirs and quality gifts.
Bee and Heritage Centre
Samlesbury Hall's Bee and Heritage Centre lets you explore the working lives of honeybees. Here you can learn how bees have been a significant part of our history for thousands of years and discover how honey is made.
Enjoy 'bee experiences', see bees up close, and purchase the Bee Centre's award-winning honey and bee-themed products.
For more details, including opening times and upcoming events visit The Bee Centre.
Samlesbury Hall offers free guided tours featuring the hall's signature characters and covering different periods of the hall's history. The theatrical tours are engaging and entertaining, giving you a glimpse into the fascinating, educational, and often bloody history of Samlesbury Hall.
Many tours are suitable for both children and adults and take place every Sunday. Some tours also run during the week.
For more details visit Samlesbury Hall - What's On.
As well as Samlesbury Hall's array of tours, the venue also hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
Whether you're looking for a host of half-term activities or an evening of clairvoyance, there's something to tempt everyone.
For details of upcoming events visit Samlesbury Hall - What's On.
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Map address for Samlesbury Hall
Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP.
Telephone: 01254 812010