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Browsholme Hall has been the ancestral home of the Parkers, Bowbearers of the Forest of Bowland since Tudor times.

Today it is still the family's home and Robert and Amanda Parker invite visitors to enjoy its magnificent architecture, fabulous interiors, antique furnishings and lovely gardens.

Visitors will not only view the remarkable antiquarian collection, but gain the genuine atmosphere of an historic family home. Superb oak chests, Gillow furniture, portraits, porcelain, civil war arms and many unique relics including mementoes of Bonnie Prince Charlie and even a fragment of a Zeppelin reflect the continuous occupation by the Parkers for over 500 years.

Today’s opening hours

Bank Holiday 26th August: 11.30am – 4.00pm.



Every Wednesday: May to September: 11.30am – 4.00pm.

Sunday 2nd June & 1st September: 11.30am – 4.00pm.

Bank Holiday Monday 27th May & 26th August: 11.30am – 4.00pm.

Christmas Open Sundays TBA for 2019: 11.30am – 3.00pm.

Find Us
Find us

Browsholme is situated 5 miles NW of Clitheroe and, from most directions, best approached via Whalley on the A59 between Preston and Skipton.

Infrequent train services to Clitheroe can be made from Manchester and Preston, and thereafter by taxi.


Car park on site

  • Free


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Historic Houses members visit for free except during Christmas opening.

House & Gardens 
Adults: £10.00 
OAPS: £9.00
Family: £25.00

Gardens only 
Wednesday: free
Sunday: £4.50

  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
  • Touch tours
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
Group Visits
Group Visits

Booked parties and groups are welcome at other times by prior arrangement, including the ‘special week’ before Christmas when the Hall is decorated in style for the family.

Our guided tours (approx. 1 hour) are tailored for all ages and interests and will captivate all those who enjoy the rich heritage that a unique and ancient Lancastrian home has to offer.

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A word from the owner

I unexpectedly inherited Browsholme in 1975 from a distant cousin, to find the Hall in a great state of disrepair; the water supply poisonous, the electricity supply dangerous, no kitchen, no bathrooms, no sanitation and no central heating. The Hall is now completely restored, and lived in throughout by the family, a complete transformation over forty years.
Robert Parker

Things to See

Fun Facts

Browsholme has a cursed skull, said to have been a martyr from the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1545 that cannot be moved from the house without some disaster befalling the family. Such artefacts are known as "memento mori", reminding people of their mortality.



Built in 1507 and steeped in history, Browsholme Hall is the oldest surviving family home in Lancashire. Close to the house itself, enjoying the same lovely rural setting is the 17-century Tithe Barn wedding venue. In addition is the halls location in the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.



  • Suppliers list
  • Bridal suite
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Guest parking
  • Wedding planner
  • Accessible parking

We aim to allow the bride and groom as much choice and assistance as possible in planning their wedding. Whether it’s sack races on the lawn, a horse and carriage or even a helicopter. Our couples can relax knowing that we will be able to help make their dream a reality.

The Wedding Team


A beautiful Grade II listed, two bedroom historic holiday cottage situated in the tranquil grounds of Browsholme Hall. It is a perfect base from which to explore the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the historic towns of Lancaster and Skipton and the many award winning restaurants and pubs nearby. The Mews Cottage was completely refurbished in 2011 and retains many of its original features.

For summer 2018 up to ten micro lodges, situated in woodland near the Tithe Barn, will be available to reserve before and after weddings.

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Looking for a special way to entertain your customers and suppliers, or a reward for your team, Browsholme Hall and Tithe Barn have a bespoke hospitality solution for your company.

The Hall, the oldest surviving home in Lancashire, cannot fail to impress while the Tithe Barn is a blank canvas that can be transformed for any event.

In the magnificent parkland or woodland and lakes, we can arrange special activities to entertain your clients.


  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Team building activities
  • Projector and screen
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Plentiful parking
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments