Welcome to Samlesbury Hall Lancashire

Discover where the past meets the present at Samlesbury Hall: a haven for history lovers, a place of peace and tranquility, a home for Lancashire’s finest produce and a fantastic family day out.

Built in 1325 Samlesbury is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior, the Hall is almost equidistant between Blackburn and Preston, yet retaining a rural feel. Saved from demolition in the 1920’s by six Blackburn businessmen, it remains in the Charitable Trust today with the aim of maintaining and keeping open for the visitors to enjoy.

Closed only on Saturdays for the weddings which are vital to the Hall and thanks to which has the reputation of being Lancashire’s finest wedding venue, Samlesbury is happy to receive visitors all year round.

With the turbulent history of the catholic families, the haunting of Lady Dorothy Southworth and others, a captivating insight into life from the early 14th to the early 20th Century, all waiting to be discovered.

Samlesbury also offers the very best of Lancashire, with the Bridge, Holmes and Ascroft Galleries, presenting selling exhibitions where you may purchase a painting or a fine piece of craftsmanship or just admire what the county proffers. West wing antiques has superior antiques and collectibles leading to the gift shop which sells high quality Lancashire produce ranging from hand crafted jewellery to damson gin produced with damsons picked from Samlesbury!

The grounds are delightful showing, Tudor rose gardens, spring labyrinths summer wildflower maze, manicured lawns and the animal corner, miniature sheep, goats, hens, ducks, rabbits and guinea pigs enclosed in an ever increasing menagerie.

The kitchen garden and herb courtyard feed the kitchen and the restaurant, serving lunches with Taste Lancashire Highest accredited award. The food is superb. If a party of 10 or more please book in advance so we may give you the best attention. With over 150 parking spaces, Samlesbury welcomes both large and small parties, offering pre booked guided tours, either ghostly or historical, unless one just wishes to stroll around the Hall and grounds at leisure then booking isn’t needed.

Hoghton Tower Historic House

Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower has been the home of the de Hoghton family since the Norman Conquest. The de Hoghtons are descended directly from Harvey de Walter one of the companions of William the Conqueror, and through the female line from the Lady Godiva of Coventry, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia.

Location map

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Post Code: PR5 0SH

Clitheroe Castle


The attractive market town of Clitheroe has a wide selection of shops and stores plus a market. One of the shops is the award winning Cowmans sausage shop.

Clitheroe Castle, with its newly refurbished museum and 12th century keep, are a must not just for the history but also for the magnificent views over Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley.


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Whalley Abbey

Whalley Abbey and Village

Perched on the banks of the River Calder, Whalley is a charming village, filled with historic buildings, characterful shops and lovely cafes and restaurants.

Wander into the pretty churchyard of St Mary and All Saints parish church to see three Saxon crosses. There has been a church here since 628AD.

Whalley’s most famous sight is Whalley Abbey, whose ruins date back to the 14th century when it was a Cistercian abbey.

Whalley Cricket Ground is famous for hosting the first ‘Roses’ cricket match between Yorkshire and Lancashire, which unfortunately Yorkshire won! Explore beyond the village’s boundaries and you’ll find a wealth of walking trails including Whalley Nab Viewpoint.


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Ribchester Roman Museum

Roman Ribchester

This ancient riverside village is built on the site of the Roman fort of Bremetennacum. Estimated to have covered six acres of ground, a large portion of the remains lie under the old church and churchyard.

The Roman Museum has recently been extended, and provides interesting displays about Roman life in the area. Many artifacts from this time are on show, including copies of a highly detailed Roman Helmet found in Ribchester by a small boy in 1797. The original is now in the British Museum.

It's one of the district's most popular villages with local shops and amenities, an art gallery and some award winning accommodation and cosy country pubs.


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Northcote Manor

Northcote Manor Michelin-starred fine dining has been for more than 20 years now one of the north's stand-out restaurants. Nigel Haworth heads up the kitchen operation with partner Craig Bancroft tending a 400-bin wine cellar. Try the Gourmet menu or an overnight Gourmet Break.

Accommodation and Food.

Web: Northcote Manor

Post Code: BB6 8BE Grid: Ref: SD706348


Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured

The Stanley House Hotel

The Stanley House Hotel offers twelve individually designed Bedrooms, with a blend of contemporary and traditional styles. Undergoing painstaking restoration in 2004, the seventeenth century Manor House is amongst the country’s finest hotels. The main reception area, Mr Fred’s Bar, Function Suites, Meeting Rooms and acclaimed restaurant Cassis are situated in the adjoining barn conversion. These attractive buildings are surrounded by beautifully maintained lawns and gardens, with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside.

Accommodation and food.

Web: The Stanley House Hotel

Post Code: BB2 7NP Grid: Ref: SD645298



Christmas Lunches

Sunday 28th November - Sunday 19th December (Inclusive)

+ New for 2010 Christmas Day Lunch!!!

Excludes Saturdays!!

Come and eat in our fantastic Restaurant and enjoy Christmas with all the trimmings.... 3 course Christmas Lunches are available during the day at the Hall so whether it be Lunch for 2 or for a larger party, please call the Hall to make your booking!
NEW also for this year is Christmas Day Lunch

Served in the splendour of the Great Hall with its Roaring open Fire....

£55 per person including Champagne Reception.

(Book now to avoid Disapointment)

Christmas Food & Craft Fayre

Sunday 28th November

10am - 3pm

Over 40 stalls filled with Christmas Foods and Gifts inside and outside the Hall.

Father Christmas

Sunday 5th, 12th & 19th December

Meet Father Christmas and receive an early Christmas Gift

11am - 1pm

£6 per Child

Includes entrance to the Hall.

Blackburn Music Society Presents

'A Christmas Cracker'
Tuesday 7th December

An Evening of Festive Words and Music

£8 Adults, £5 Children

Includes Mulled Wine &

Mince Pie in the Interval

Starts at 7.30pm -

Booking Essential

Call 01254 812010

Adrian Worrall presents his

Toys of Yesteryear

Sunday 12th December

Join Adrian in the Hall as he talks and demonstrates with Vintage & Traditional toys

Free with Entry to the Hall.

Samlesbury Singers

Sunday 12th December at 2.15pm

Samlesbury will be peforming music and readings for Christmas at 2.15pm.

Free with Entry to the Hall.

simon's spooky tours

Sunday 12th December at 5.30pm

Take a tour of our Haunted Hall with

Simon Entwistle our resident Ghost Guide.

£8 Adults and

£4 Children

includes Welcome Drink.

Samlesbury Hall and presents Soulstice

Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th December

A traditional Mummers Play about a twisted tale of two Seasons.

45 Minutes per show at 6.30pm and 7.45pm

Tickets are £10 each

Please call 01254 812010 to book your tickets now!!

Not to be Missed!!

Samlesbury C of E School Concert

Thursday 16th December at 6.30pm

£3 entry

After Dark Murder Company Presents


Friday 14th January 2011

Murder Mystery

£35 per head

Includes Christmas Dinner & Coffee

Starts at 7.30pm

Book your tickets NOW by Calling

01254 812010

Sundays at Samlesbury Hall....


Every First Sunday in the Month.

Come and see an amazing Static display inside the Hall

Free with Entry to the Hall.



Outdoor food and craft stalls in the courtyard.
Free with Entry to the Hall


Takes place the Second Sunday of the Month - OCTOBER TO MARCH at 5.30PM

Adults: £8 Children: £4, Family ticket: (2 + 2) £20

Including Pre-Tour welcome drink (non-alcoholic) punch.


Historic house
Group Visits
Gift shop
Farmers market
Guided Tours
Small animal enclosures

Location map


Grid Ref: SD602302

Preston New Road.

01254 812010