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Chorley's Astley Hall receives Travellers' Choice Award

Astley Hall visitors

25 August 2023

The historic Astley Hall in Chorley has been awarded the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice award, meaning that it is in the top 10% of listings on Tripadvisor. 

Formerly Certificate of Excellence, the Travelers' Choice recognises businesses that earn consistently great reviews. Winners are determined based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings posted on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period, meaning that public opinion helped Astley Hall win the certification. 

One of the many Tripadvisor reviews described Astley Hall as "an amazing place" and continued to say "The entrance fee is modest, and the guides are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Lots of interesting items and some particularly impressive ceilings. The hall is set in huge grounds, with a very pleasant cafe and shop. We really enjoyed our visit today, and thought that it was one of the best houses of its type that we've seen. Altogether an excellent day out." 

Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, Councillor Peter Wilson said "We are delighted that Astley Hall has received this certification and best of all, it's based on visitor reviews and ratings. We know Astley Hall is special, so we're delighted to know our visitors think so too, which has led to this recognition. 

"Over recent years the Hall has benefitted from significant council investment, to preserve it for future generations and to enhance the visitor experience, which visitors are enjoying and recommending to others. 

"If you haven't visited Astley Hall and Park, it's well worth a visit for a great day out - from the historic Astley Hall itself to seeing an exhibition in the coach house gallery, or enjoying the fantastic play areas, grabbing a bite to eat, or attending on the of the many events held in the park and much more, there is something for everyone - and please don't forget to leave us a review!" 

As well as individuals, couples and families enjoying Astley Hall, group visits with guided tours are also welcome. From September to November Astley Hall's opening hours will change so that it's open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with Thursdays and Fridays for booked guided tours only. If you are part of a group that would like a guided tour of the Hall this Autumn, please contact to make a booking. 

Not only is Astley Hall a visitor attraction in its own right, it is located in the stunning Astley Park which is home to many other stunning features and facilities, plus the park is host to many events throughout the year such as the award-winning Chorley Flower Show, Theatre in the Park performances, Astley Illuminated to name a few. 

Upcoming events in the park include.... 

  • Wednesdays - Sundays 11am - 4pm until the end of August - Paint Box and Chorley Artists Exhibition, in the Astley Coach House 
  • Saturday 2 September - Last night at the Proms- a popular outdoor performance by Outreach Opera
  • Sunday 24 September - Apple Day - a family favourite organised by the Walled Gardeners Volunteer group - further details to be announced
  • Friday 10 November - Astley Hall's annual illuminated spectacular returns, more information coming soon
  • Watch out for details about Christmas at Astley Hall, including it being decorated in its twelve days of Christmas theme.

Find out more on the Astley Hall website, or Astley Hall, Coach House and Park Facebook page

Read what visitors have to say about Astley Hall or leave a Tripadvisor review


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