The team at Leighton Hall are celebrating their second award of 2018 for an innovative “Dual Day Out” in partnership with Carnforth Station.
The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2018, hosted by Marketing Lancashire, recognise the region’s attractions’ hard work in keeping Lancashire firmly on the tourist map. The Leighton Hall team (pictured here) were awarded Highly Commended for Visitor Experience.
“Brief Encounter with Leighton Hall” was introduced in 2017 after the team spotted a demand from coach and tour operators for a multi-attraction day out. Taking all the pressure off potential visitors, they organised a stylish day out, incorporating classic steam at Carnforth’s famous railway station and heritage centre, followed by afternoon at the historic house.
Proving this was no “Brief Encounter”, bookings doubled in 2018, seeing the team steam ahead of national nominees to receive the Bronze Award in the “Making Coaches a Better Choice” category at the UK Coach Awards earlier this season.
Leighton Hall near Carnforth is the historical seat of the Gillow family, and the family still live at the hall today. The hall is open to the public between May and September, and runs a variety of events throughout the season. It's just 10 minutes’ drive following brown signs from M6 Junction 35.
Visit www.leightonhall.co.uk for more on attractions and events, including “Brief Encounter with Leighton Hall”.