The Historic seat of the Gillow family

We are delighted to welcome you to Leighton Hall, which has been a much loved family home and the centre of an agricultural estate since mediaeval times. Come and discover the history of the hall and how it has changed in appearance and size over almost 800 years.

Enjoy the famous collection of Gillow furniture and objets d’art, the gardens, woodland walk and our many special events.

The family lives here all the year round and we look forward to sharing it with you.

A Rich Heritage

The ancestral home of the world-renowned Gillow furniture family, Leighton Hall is still lived in today and is no stuffy museum - there aren’t any roped off areas here!

Our friendly and enthusiastic guides will be happy to share with you the magic of Leighton Hall's colourful heritage and unique personality.

Leighton Hall
Home is where the History Lives
The Great Outdoors

Come and enjoy our beautiful gardens.

Relax and stroll around all corners of this amazing outdoor space, from the extensive lawns to the 19th century Walled Garden, with ornamental vegetable patch, path maze and bee corner leading to the woodland walk with adventure playground.

Family Fun

Make family memories to last a lifetime at Leighton Hall.

With plenty to keep the whole family entertained - from outdoor exploration on the woodland walk to swooping Bird of Prey displays. Not forgetting a delicious selection of treats in the tearooms, from jam & cream scones to classic tray bakes and ice creams!

A Unique Venue
For couples looking for an unusual and spectacular wedding venue in Lancashire. Leighton Hall is a fairy tale choice, offering EXCLUSIVITY and FLEXIBILITY for your special day.
Private Hire Opportunities

Leighton Hall is a memorable setting for product launches, corporate events, private parties, filming & photography shoots, teaching & training and much more...

Education & Adult Learning
For over 25 years the team have encouraged all socio economic groups to engage with and learn from the historical factors on site and the natural surroundings; affectionally known as 'Learning at Leighton'.
Events For All
At Leighton Hall we run a fun packed events programme throughout the summer season. Take a look there is something for everyone.
What's On
Fri 03 Jun 2022 - Sun 05 Jun 2022
To celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee, we are proud to host, in conjunction with the Highest Point Team, "Leighton Live". This three day musical extravaganza, sponsored by Booths, takes place from Friday 3rd June – Sunday 5th June, with a wide variety of acts taking to the stage throughout the weekend.
Wed 22 Jun 2022 - Sat 25 Jun 2022
From Swayze to Bond, there’s something for everyone as The Outdoor Picture Palace brings your favourite blockbusters to Leighton for a four night extravaganza.
Sun 03 Jul 2022
Hundreds of vintage vehicles and classic cars on display on Leighton’s lawn and terrace. Also, arena commentary and the ever popular auto jumble. A great family day out.
Tue 05 Jul 2022
A second chance to meet experts from Tennants Auctioneers at this FREE Valuation Event Their specialists will look at jewellery, silver, ceramics, paintings, clocks and collectables.
Sun 17 Jul 2022
Get your helmets ready and head down to Leighton Hall, near Carnforth, to witness the exhilarating motorcycle hill climb. The event organised by Marshalls North West centres around a 220m hill climb on the drive of Leighton Hall, including a thrilling 60 degree bend just 50 metres from the starting line.
Thu 21 Jul 2022
This years’ alfresco performance set in Leighton Hall's beautiful gardens is "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Performed by The Festival Players, this hugely popular comedy is performed by an all male cast with original music.
Sun 24 Jul 2022
A specialist plant fair bringing together plant specialists, growers and enthusiasts and keen gardeners. The fair offers high quality British grown plants for sale ranging from herbaceous perennials to ferns and exotics. Entry includes Gardens, Tearooms & Plant Fair
Mon 01 Aug 2022 - Wed 31 Aug 2022
Extended opening times to welcome families to the Hall for a free teddy bear hunt around the house. There’s also time to take a Woodland Walk, enjoy brass rubbings, follow the Tree Face Trail, climb on the play area, enjoy Bee Corner and the Insect Hotel, or run around the caterpillar maze.
Sat 06 Aug 2022
Funcast Character Company presents a Dragon Quest Adventure suitable for children aged 4 – 11, all children and families are welcome. The quest begins at 11am and close at 3pm – last entry will be at 1pm as you will need up to 2 hours to complete the Quest. Tickets to be booked in advance online via this website.
Wed 26 Oct 2022
Further details to be confirmed
Tue 01 Nov 2022 - Wed 30 Nov 2022
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. Come and enjoy a festive fun workshop and learn how to make a Christmas wreath for your front door. All materials to make the Wreath, Becky Hindley from Picking Posies as the Tutor, Tea or Coffee on arrival, Mulled Wine, Minced Pies and Brandy Butter during the workshop are included.
Tue 01 Nov 2022 - Wed 30 Nov 2022
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. Come and enjoy a festive fun workshop and learn how to make a Christmas wreath for your front door. All materials to make the Wreath, Becky Hindley from Picking Posies as the Tutor, Tea or Coffee on arrival, Mulled Wine, Minced Pies and Brandy Butter during the workshop are included.
Thu 01 Dec 2022 - Fri 30 Dec 2022
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. Come and enjoy a festive fun workshop and learn how to make a Christmas wreath for your front door. All materials to make the Wreath, Becky Hindley from Picking Posies as the Tutor, Tea or Coffee on arrival, Mulled Wine, Minced Pies and Brandy Butter during the workshop are included.
Thu 01 Dec 2022 - Fri 30 Dec 2022
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. Come and enjoy a festive fun workshop and learn how to make a Christmas wreath for your front door. All materials to make the Wreath, Becky Hindley from Picking Posies as the Tutor, Tea or Coffee on arrival, Mulled Wine, Minced Pies and Brandy Butter during the workshop are included.
Thu 01 Dec 2022 - Fri 30 Dec 2022
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. Tour the house in flickering candle light and see the hall dressed for Christmas. Your visit concludes in the Music Room where mulled and mince pies are served by a roaring open fire. Pre-booking is essential as this tour is for one very special night only.
Leighton Hall Day Visitor Leaflet

Downloadable leaflet detailing what to expect on your day visit to the fabulous Leighton Hall.

With useful information regarding opening times, prices, facilities and much more.