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The perfect summer destination – Leighton Hall

You’re guaranteed a red carpet welcome this Jubilee year at Leighton Hall. One of the area’s best-loved attractions, Leighton’s estate is packed with intrigue and entertainment, inside and out.

Historic seat of the Gillow furniture-making dynasty, Leighton remains very much their family home, where nothing is ‘roped off’. On the entertaining house tours famously friendly guides encourage visitors to sit on the family sofa, climb the gravity-defying ‘flying staircase’ and take their place at the priceless Gillow extending table.

Outside, accessible paths wind through the richly-planted borders and 19th century walled herb garden, pollinated by Leighton’s own bees. With woodland walks, children’s maze and adventure playground, there’s lots of space for younger visitors to run off their energy!

Everyone can get their breath back in the charming tearooms, with light refreshments, delicious homemade cakes, and tea served in ‘real’ china cups and saucers- just like one of  the family!

The perfect summer day out, the hall and grounds are open for day visitors between 2pm and 5pm every Tuesday-Thursday from May 3rd to September 29th. Your ticket includes the popular birds of prey display, a thrilling daily spectacle (weather permitting).

If that whets your appetite, special events include Craft Workshops, Outdoor Cinema and Theatre Productions, After Dark Specials, Plant Fair, Classic Car and Motorcycle events. Opening is extended during August’s “family month”, to fit in lots of extra fun days and activities.

See the website for all events, including three-day Platinum Jubilee concert ‘Leighton Live’, curated by the team behind Lancaster’s successful ‘Highest Point’ festival. With headliners UB40, The Halle, Ministry of Sound and Sister Sledge it’s fit for Royalty!

Safe, spaced, scenic and stunning, and right on the doorstep, with free parking and acres of fun Leighton is welcoming for families, friends, adventurers, and leisurely strollers alike.

Local residents from postcode areas LA1 to LA14 even qualify for a purse-pleasing 50% off standard entry, thanks to Leighton’s free Seasonal Resident Pass. See for details.

But don’t dally- with new discoveries to uncover every time, one visit is definitely not enough!


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