Photo: David Hignett

Visit 15th century Astley Hall for a slice of British history and marvel at its unusual and charming architecture. Based in Chorley, Lancaster, Astley Hall resides on the beautiful grounds of Astley Park overlooking a large lake. Home to numerous ducks and swans, the surrounding area is made up of sprawling green fields and clusters of woodland. Explore Dog Trap Wood leading into Damhead Wood, which sits directly behind Astley Hall.

The history behind Astley Hall makes this a splendid place to visit. The hall has been passed through numerous hands and families over the years. It is thought that even Oliver Cromwell has spent a night there!

The hall has been a functioning museum and art gallery since World War I and houses an impressive collection of some of Chorley’s best historical artefacts, which were donated by Reginald Tatton in memory of the local war heroes who were killed in action.

Visitors will have plenty to do at Astley Hall! Not only can you view the numerous paintings on display within the galleries, but visitors will be impressed by the stately rooms and the eclectic mixture of furnishings. These highlight the hall’s multitude of past owners and varying tastes.

If the weather is good, you can take a walk around the vast gardens and wooded areas of the surrounding Astley Park.

 

Astley Hall, Southport Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1NP
Tel: 01257 515151
Times: See attraction for specific details.