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'.
Leighton Hall 'Blows Judges Away' to Win Sustainability Award
Leighton Hall has won its second award for Sustainability this year. Winning the Sustainability Award (sponsored by Savills) at the Historic Houses Awards last week.
Leighton Hall proud to be winners at this years' Red Rose Awards
Leighton Hall has succeeded in winning the Environmental, Social and Governance Award at Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Awards - a victory made all the sweeter as the category is one close to Leighton’s heart.
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
Thu 29 Feb 2024
Free valuation event hosted by Tennants Auctioneers. No need to make an appointment, just turn up between 11am and 3pm.
Sat 16 Mar 2024
10k & Marathon Trail races taking place in and around Leighton Hall’s glorious parkland. Starting at 11.30am for the 10K & 1pm for the Marathon at the Hall, the run takes participants through Silverdale, Arnside and the AONB. Registration is open from 8:30am.
Fri 22 Mar 2024 - Fri 22 Mar 2024
With step by step tuition from Flower Bank Florist of Kirkby Lonsdale, create your very own, mossed living door wreath.
Sun 07 Jul 2024
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.
Thu 18 Jul 2024
Tennants Auctioneers will be hosting a FREE Valuation Event. They will have specialists who will look at jewellery, silver, ceramics, paintings, clocks and collectables.
Thu 25 Jul 2024
This years’ alfresco performance set in Leighton Hall’s beautiful gardens is “The Tempest”. Performed by The Festival Players, this popular play is performed by an all male cast with original music. Leighton’s gardens open at 6pm for pre-performance picnics. Since this is an open-air production, visitors should bring their own seating and warm clothes!
Sun 28 Jul 2024
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 01 Aug 2024 - Sat 31 Aug 2024
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, follow the Tree Face Trail, climb on the play area or run around the caterpillar maze.
Wed 04 Dec 2024
Festive cheer and seasonal shopping with many craft stalls and carol singing in the elegant surroundings of Leighton Hall. All funds raised go to CancerCare
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.