Browsholme Hall is a privately owned Elizabethan house. It is situated in the parish of Bowland Forest Low in the borough of Ribble Valley.
It is claimed to be the oldest surviving family home in Lancashire. Since 1954, it has been designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage.
Browsholme Hall has been the ancestral home of the Parkers, Bowbearers of the Forest of Bowland since Tudor times. Nowadays, it is still the family’s home. In fact, visitors are invited to enjoy its magnificent architecture, fabulous interiors and antique furnishings.
‘A wonderful Tudor Hall with over 500 years living history’ – ‘A jewel in the crown of the Forest of Bowland’ – ‘A hidden gem and more so for being a family home’
Visitors will not only view the remarkable antiquarian collection. Furthermore, they can truly gain the genuine atmosphere of a family home. Superb oak chests, Gillow furniture, portraits, civil war arms and many unique relics can be seen. Indeed, they sit side by side with children’s toys, a flat screen TV, dog leads and other evidence a family home.
Guided tours are available for all ages and interests. Indeed, they will captivate all those who enjoy the rich heritage that a unique and ancient Lancastrian home has to offer.
The gardens and grounds are laid out in style with. There are open vista’s, lawns, a ha-ha, a series of lakes, terraces and a ‘wilderness’ undergoing restoration.
Afterwards visitors can enjoy homemade refreshments in the tearoom within the beautifully restored 18th C Tithe Barn.