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Gainsborough Old Hall

(English Heritage site)

Over 500 years old, the Old Hall is one of the best-preserved, timber-framed medieval manor houses in the country, where Kings Richard III and Henry VIII once dined. John Wesley preached here on several occasions (to find out more - listen to the audio tour).

Some of the Mayflower Pilgrims also worshipped here prior to fleeing to Holland and then the New World to seek religious freedom.

Adult £6.00; Concessions £4; Family ticket £16; free admission for under 5s. To book a group visit, please contact

Additional visitor information
Wheelchair access to ground floor only
On street parking and 'pay & display' car parks nearby


Parnell Street
Gainsborough DN21 2NB


Victoria Mason
Tel: 01427 612669
Fax: 01427 612779

Getting there [SK813900]
In central Gainsborough, 5-minutes walk from bus station and 1 mile from Lea Road train station (change at Retford).
Car: Gainsborough is 12 miles/18kn south of Epworth; 21miles/33km south of Doncaster and close to A1(M) and M18.

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