Leighton Hall, Carnforth. Hand Picked Places to Visit in Lancashire, England
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Leighton Hall, Carnforth

Leighton Hall

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Stepping inside Leighton Hall is a step back in time. Although the house is often busy with visitors, it still retains the atmosphere of a family home because every room in the house is used regularly by the Gillow Reynolds family and friends.

There are no roped off areas at Leighton Hall - Visitors are invited to sit on the ancient chairs while entertaining and enthusiastic guides reveal the family's history and habits. They are welcome to take their places around the 18th century dining table or even to play a tune on the Concert Steinway piano!

Each room from the Gothic hall to the principal bedroom to the charming library has some interesting secret to reveal or tale to tell. Why is there a lock of James II's hair in the Drawing room, and why is the table in the hall shaped like a daisy?

The Gardens Leighton's grounds are well worth exploring. The Leighton Hall estate stretches over some 1,550 acres.

As well as landscaped parkland and woodland walks, Leighton is the home of a very pretty 19th century walled garden. This garden is the realm and the passion of Mrs Suzie Gillow Reynolds. Not a lover of structured formality, Mrs Gillow Reynolds has encouraged a garden which has flowers in abundance, rose covered walls, a fragrant herb patch and overflowing herbaceous border. It has an almost cottage garden style.

The only exception to the free form is the formal, ornamental vegetable plot. Here, cabbages are castles and parsnips are pagodas!

Surrounding this walled retreat and winding through the grounds are miles of footpaths. A stroll through the woodland walks which were planted by an 18th century Leighton owner can be calming and peaceful. Sharp eyed walkers could be lucky enough to see some of the many forms of wild life which live on the estate.

Leighton Hall's grounds and gardens are constantly changing. Each new season and each new year brings new plants, new displays and also new families of animals to Leighton.

Visitors with their own gardens will be delighted by the newly renovated Victorian conservatory which is now home to a plant centre where many unusual plants are on sale.

Most of Leighton Hall's gardens are accessible to wheelchairs.

Leighton Hall, Carnforth

Weddings and Conferences
For brides looking for an unusual, but spectacular venue for their marriage and wedding celebrations, Leighton Hall is a fairy tale choice. With towers, turrets & 80 acres of beautiful grounds, it's the kind of romantic location brides dream of. Perhaps most importantly, when you choose Leighton Hall, the house and gardens are yours exclusively for the day.

For the ultimate in corporate events, teambuilding ideas and group activities, take a look at the wide selection of fantastic events that our recommended partner See Events can offer.

Their event ‘repertoire’ includes team building, themed events and entertainment, group activities such as clay pigeon shooting days, outdoor pursuits including archery and motorised vehicle challenges and family celebration days to compliment your special event.

Whether on site in the hall's grounds or off site the choice is varied and interesting to provide another memorable experience during any visit to Leighton Hall.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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