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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Carnforth

The North Lancashire market town of Carnforth combines beautiful countryside and coast with a rich and fascinating history. A famous film location for the classic Brief Encounter. With an array of places to see and things to do, there is something for everyone. Places to Visit in or near Carnforth Leighton Hall and Gresgarth Hall are listed below.
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2.5 miles from centre of Carnforth
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Lancashire's Leighton Hall is the family home of the Gillows, the noted furniture makers. Fascinating and enjoyable tours of the house are available, and there are glorious gardens and parkland to explore, as well as woodland trails. Afternoon teas are available, and there a regular displays of birds of prey.
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4.8 miles from centre of Carnforth
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Since moving to Gresgarth Hall in 1978 with her family, world-renowned landscape designer and plantswoman Arabella Lennox-Boyd has created one of the most excit
5 miles from centre of Carnforth
Over 250 years old, the historic and atmospheric pub has an old world charm. In the Lune Valley, between Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale, the Fenwick is a perfect place to relax in front of the fire and enjoy our daily changing menu; even better stay the night in their 5-star pub with rooms and enjoy an extra after dinner drink!
9 miles from centre of Carnforth
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Built around a 13th century pele tower, Levens Hall and Gardens are to be found at the gateway to the Lake District National Park. Levens Hall is home to the world's oldest, and the largest, topiary gardens.
9 miles from centre of Carnforth
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Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion, built around a 13th century Pele tower, converted into a gentleman´s residence and home of the Bagot family, containing fine panelling, plasterwork and period furniture. Also paintings by Rubens, Lely and Cuyp and antique Cordova leather wall hangings. The earliest English patchwork is on display along with Napoleonic memorabilia and other fascinating objects. The world famous topiary gardens laid out by Monsieur Beaumont in 1694, can be seen along with ...
10.8 miles from centre of Carnforth
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Discover the Fascinating Sizergh Castle Sizergh Castle´s garden has two lakes and a superb rock garden. All this is set in a 1600 acre estate crossed by public footpaths, providing short walks from the castle to dramatic viewpoints over Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells. The gardens and grounds are particularly amazing in spring, with spring bulbs and blossom. The National Trust´s largest limestone rock garden developed in the 1920s, is housed here in which ancient maples squat...
10.8 miles from centre of Carnforth
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Discover the Fascinating Sizergh Castle The medieval Sizergh Castle has been the home of the Strickland family for over 750 years. The 14th century tower was extended in Tudor times. It has an exceptional series of oak-panelled interiors with intricately carved chimneypieces and early oak furniture, culminating in the magnificent Inlaid Chamber. On display are collections of family portraits and ceramics that have been amassed over the centuries along with recent photographs. The castl...
11 miles from centre of Carnforth
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Independent family-owned country pub, delicious fresh food, rural views & setting, easy access to M6 (5 mins), selection of real ales, wines & local gins.
12.7 miles from centre of Carnforth
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Explore The Lake District National Park The Lake District National Park, tucked into the north west corner of England, hardly needs any introduction, such is its fame across the UK as one of the most beautiful spots in Britain. Whether you create an itinerary of activities for your holiday including everything from canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming and white water rafting or simply tie up your walking boots and set off on a random adventure, this place is hard to beat for sheer b...
12.9 miles from centre of Carnforth
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