Lytham’s own 18th century Georgian country house, Lytham Hall, is set to reopen to the public on Saturday 18th July.
After nearly 4 long months of closure, the beautiful Lytham Hall will be opening its doors to locals and visitors from across the country, bringing new people to our lovely ‘Leafy Lytham’.
Originally a manor house owned by the Clifton family, as early at 1752-64 by John Clifton, was descended down the family throughout the 18th-20th centuries. The Cliftons remodelled the estate extensively and added to it throughout their ownership.
Years later, in 1996 Lytham Hall came on the market and was purchased by the Heritage Trust for the North West, with the help of a gift of £1 million from British Aerospace, along with the 78 acres of surrounding Parkland.
The Hall, which has been described as Lytham’s own ‘Downton Abbey’, has a grand, historic culture, with classic and antique decor throughout.
Locals have been anticipating the historic landmark’s reopening after lockdown restrictions ease, and are delighted to hear that it will be ready to explore by 18th July.
It has been announced, to ensure visitors follow social distancing rules, the hall will be operating a two-tier cafe system by using the upstairs function room as a second dining area. They will also place a drinks and snacks van outside, adjacent to the cafe, on busier periods.
Tours will run Thursdays to Sundays, from 12 noon with last entrance at 3pm, closing at 4pm.
All photography by local photographer Phil Downie.