Steeped in history, a visit to Gawthorpe Hall and gardens will transport you to an era from our illustrious industrial past. Built between 1600 and 1605, Gawthorpe Hall was the family seat of the Shuttleworth family for over 300 years. In 1850, the house was redesigned by Sir Charles, who also redesigned Highclere Castle – the filming location for Downton Abbey. Inside the house you will find period rooms on display from the remodelling, as well as original plasterwork ceilings, panelling and the impressive Long Gallery. Also on display are over 200 pieces from the nationally important Gawthorpe Textile collection. Don’t forget to visit the Tea Room for some snacks and refreshments. Outside, take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful gardens with views of the river and a ramble through the woodland to enjoy the wildlife.