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Lotherton Hall

Lotherton Lane | Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB, England
+44 113 378 2986
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Fab food & drink festival

Intended to revisit Lotherton last Sunday anyway to see the penguins for the first time so it was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MattAndLol
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West Yorkshire
Food and Drink Festival

Spent a lovely few hours at the food and drink festival. There were stalls to try food, lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gemma C
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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Lotherton was the home of the Gascoigne family, who created a charming home in the days before the first World War. Given to Leeds City Council in 1968, the house boasts fine furniture and painting with collections of ceramics and superb displays of costume.See 200 magnificent species in the bird garden or stroll around the gardens or woods. There is a cafe on site as well as a playground for children or those young at heart.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“bird garden” (285 reviews)
“deer park” (38 reviews)
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Lotherton Lane | Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Intended to revisit Lotherton last Sunday anyway to see the penguins for the first time so it was a bonus when we arrived to find it was the Food & Drink Festival.It cost the same to enter as it always does (about £18 for a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours at the food and drink festival. There were stalls to try food, lots of different street food stalls (bit pricey), rides for the kids and lots of entertainment. Would be great if Lotherton hosted some kind of music festival. Didn’t...More

Thank Gemma C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have given Lotherton a 5 star as I have in the past but they only get a 1 for the way they have structured the annual membership. When I asked about the concession charges I was told that the cheapest option would be offered...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place, the gardens are beautiful, the orchards are great at apple picking time, the house is never too busy and always something that I've not seen before, staff are very knowledgeable. The updated bird sanctuary is great, now includes Tapirs, penguins and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

£6 as a senior citizen got me into the car park, Lotherton Hall and the beautiful gardens, plus the animal park. There are so many things for children to do - climbing frames etc, dressing up, grounds to explore...but they didn't encroach on my lovely...More

1  Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must if you're in the area, great family day out, kids enjoyed the walk around and seeing the animals.

Thank Philip W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In spite of the increase in admission charges the venue is good value for money. The toasted teacakes in the café went down a treat. The gardens had a lot of colour particularly the beds of polyanthus and the magnolia trees. The house is always...More

Thank Kenneth P
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Was having an unplanned family day out stumbled on this place well signposted from a1. Thought the admission fee was reasonable for what was told on phone was on offer. Was nice walk around covered in under 2hr with two young boys mostly birds in...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

When we went in August 2017 there was some of the bird garden shut off as it was been redone and more new areas added. We looked at the plans for what they were doing and it looked really good so we’re looking forward to...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This was a group visit to seethe porcelain collection and other ceramics. Lotherton Hall was very busy. It was school holidays and the first fine day after several days of torrential rain. There were activities for families and children. We had a long wait in...More

Thank Robert B
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Damien F
7 April 2018|
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Response from YorkPinky125 | Reviewed this property |
No unfortunately not that I know of. They sometimes have Events through the year and maybe during those there may be one. The bird of prey centre at Burn Hall nr Tollerton is excellent and very interactive.
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dancebabe1984
12 July 2017|
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Response from Hannah R | Reviewed this property |
By bus: Bus numbers 64 and 64A go to Aberford from Leeds City Centre. There is then an approximate 20-30 minute walk.
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K3RRY64
7 June 2017|
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Response from kbearne | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes parking is included,
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