Browsholme Hall, home to the Parker family, Bowbearers of the Forest of Bowland, will open to the public on three dates in May.
To co-incide with the popular monthly Bowland Farmers Market and Crafts Fair, the Gardens and Parkland will be open from 9-30 a.m to 3 p.m. this Sunday (May 1st) and again for the May Bank Holiday on Sunday May 29th and Monday the 30th between 2 and 5 p.m.
As an added attraction this Sunday, between 11 a.m. and 12-30 p.m. the Turbary Woods Birds of Prey Sanctuary will be bringing birds of prey to Browsholme, with a flying demonstration with four peregrine falcons at 1 p.m. The Preston-based charity cares for up to 90 rescued birds at any one time and their popular and spectacular displays are much in-demand.
On all the open days Tithe Barn café will be serving home made refreshments and meals and there will be tours of the historic hall led by Robert and Amnda Parker highlighting many works by well known artists such as Angelica Kauffman and Romney, furniture dating back to the 1500s, rare porcelain and artefacts from the Civil War and the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Described by Simon Jervis, chairman of the Furniture History Society, as one of the earliest surviving antiquarian interiors in the country, Browsholme’s entrance hall is a unique record of Lancashire’s history, spanning the 500 years that the Parker family have Browsholme Hall is five miles north-west of Clitheroe, between Bashall Eaves and Whitewell. To find out more, visit www.browsholme.com