Award for Chorley stately home after praise from visitors

AWARD: Coun Bev Murray outside Astley Hall
AWARD: Coun Bev Murray outside Astley Hall

Astley Hall in Chorley has been granted an award of excellence by visitor and travel review website TripAdvisor.

The building, owned and managed by Chorley Council, has been recognised for consistently earning top ratings from visitors who have posted reviews on the website.

The 400-year-old stately home has attracted thousands of visitors so far this year with even more people exploring its grounds, which include Astley Park, the Walled Garden and the Coach House.

Coun Bev Murray, who has responsibility for Astley Hall and cultural assets at the council, said: “Visitors often tell staff at Astley Hall just how magnificent the building and park is, but for them to then go online and tell other people about it is fantastic.

“We know a lot of people decide on what attractions they should visit based on online reviews so we are delighted that so many people appreciate Astley Hall and the other attractions including the Chorley Remembers Experience, the Walled Garden, Astley Park itself and Café Ambio.

“Over the last few years, the council has worked hard to make Astley Hall, Coach House and Park into an attraction that people want to visit time and time again and we have even more improvement plans in the pipeline, like a new play area.”

Astley Hall is open from noon to 4.30pm every weekend, and Mondays to Wednesdays during school holidays.