Visit Chorley and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Chorley, Lancashire. Chorley is the indirect source of a great art collection: Henry Tate, founder of the sugar firm, was born here in 1819, and with the fortune he made, he endowed London's Tate Gallery.
After five minutes' walk from Union Street car park you escape through the big gates of Astley Hall into spacious and peaceful parkland. It takes three or four times as long to stroll across to the Hall. This Renaissance structure is superbly set beside placid water. The oldest part dates back to the 16th century, the main front having been rebuilt in the 17th. The entrance leads into the great hail with its wooden panel portraits, including those of Drake and Columbus. The drawing-room has a fantastically decorated ceiling and tapestries with scenes from the story of the Golden Fleece. Astley Hall's many interesting features and fine furniture include the long gallery's shovel-table, 23½ ft long. In one bedchamber is a bed Cromwell is said to have slept in after the battle of Preston.
Miles Standish of the Mayflower was born at Duxbury Hall, now demolished, 1½ mile South of Chorley.
Nearby cities: Preston
Nearby towns: Bolton, Blackburn, Ormskirk, Southport, Wigan
Nearby villages: Alveley, Arley, Aston Botterell, Bayton, Bewdley, Billingsley, Bobbington, Bridgnorth, Burwarton, Chetton, Claverley, Cleobury Mortimer, Cleobury North, Coreley, Ditton Priors, Eardington, Farlow, Fenngreen, Glazeley, Healthton, Highley, Hope Bagot, Kinlet, Loughton, Mamble, Monkhopton, Morville, Neen Savage, Neenton, Quatford, Quatt, Ribbesford, Romsley, Roughton, Sidbury, Silvington, Standish, Stanmore, Stottesden, Upper Arley
Have you decided to visit Chorley or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Chorley bed and breakfast (a Chorley B&B or Chorley b and b)
- a Chorley guesthouse
- a Chorley hotel (or motel)
- a Chorley self-catering establishment, or
- other Chorley accommodation