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Astley Hall, Coach House and Park is a beautiful tourist spot located next to Chorley town centre offering families and friends a great day out. Within the grounds you will find acres of stunning parkland, the breath-taking Grade I historic house, the modernised Coach House which includes Café Ambio, the scenic Walled Garden, an exciting Pets Corner and an array of sports pitches and play areas.

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Astley Hall, Coach House and Park


…the interesting assortment of plants, flowers and home grown vegetables in the wonderful surroundings of the Walled Garden.


…the amazing Royalists’ Retreat and toddler play areas while parents or grandparents grab a snack from the adjacent pavilion.


…one of the many fantastic events that take place at Astley Hall, Coach House and Park throughout the year.


…yourself in nature in the Sensory Garden or venturing along one of the park’s woodland trails, including the enchanting snow drop trail that blooms at the beginning of every year.


…your taste buds at the stylish Café Ambio. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or coffee and a cake, the food and drink is regionally sourced and beautifully prepared.


…furry, feathered and scaly friends in the delightful Pets’ Corner down by the pavilion and play areas.


…on the sacrifices of local war heroes in the Chorley 100 exhibition in the Coach House, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War.


…some traditional fun family games on the tennis courts, bowling greens and putting greens with equipment that is free to hire between April and the end of September.


Chorley 100

The exhibition reflects on the sacrifices of local war heroes and has a range of WW1 artefacts on display, including medals and photographs. Plus, there’s an interactive experience that takes you back to the war days.

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Astley Illuminated

For one night only in November, Astley Hall will come alive with light, music and mystery as the jewel in Chorley’s crown is transformed. This amazing free event has to be seen as the historic Astley Hall is beautifully lit with magnificent light displays and candles.

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Chorley’s Santa Express 2018

Chorley’s Santa Express will be back to whisk families on a magical journey from Chorley town centre through Astley Park to meet Father Christmas at Astley Hall and tickets are on sale now.

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The hall and collection

Six centuries of history

Journey through over 400 years of history to reveal the secrets of Astley Hall, one of the most intriguing historic houses in the North West.

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Astley then and now

This surprising building features some of the most breath-taking mid-17th century plaster ceilings in the country, rare painted panelling and very fine English oak furniture.

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