Heskin Hall

192 Reviews

Star Travel Rating

5/5

Review type

Things to do

Date of travel

March, 2022

Product name

Heskin Hall

Product country

UK

Product city

Lancashire

Travelled with

Couple

Reasons for trip

Culture/Sightseeing

Heskin Hall is a Grade I listed building in the Chorley district of Lancashire. The Tudor building was constructed in 1545. It was lived in by aristocracy until 1969, when it became a training centre for Blackburn College. Today its main use is an antique centre with rambling rooms filled with all manner of curiosities and collectables. It is also a very successful wedding venue having won the Best of Britain Award from Bridebook.

A variety of Events are held throughout the year from history fairs, open-air performances to ghost hunts – yes, it is haunted! The day we visited it was Steampunk with all the weird and wonderful costumes. There were also live entertainment mini circus acts, magic tricks, singing and poetry. There were stalls selling steampunk ephemera and crafts. Lancashire Hawks and Owls had a stall where people could hold a bird on a falconry glove. On the lawn in front of the house there was miniature golf. It goes without saying we enjoyed tea and cakes in the restaurant.

It is free to enter the antiques centre in the old Heskin Hall, but of course the upstairs rooms are not wheelchair accessible. Just down the road however, is Heskin Hall Shopping Village where there are wide aisles and ramps. On this other site there are a variety of businesses with a small charge to go inside.

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