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A Brief Encounter

  • Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire - External panoramic view

    Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire - External panoramic view (NCN)
Lancashire
2021 Prices On Request

Carnforth Station

Meet your guide at the historic Carnforth Station. During the two World Wars thousands of servicemen passed through Carnforth Station en route to duty overseas. In 1945 David Lean filmed his romantic classic Brief Encounter starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. The Ministry of War Transport chose Carnforth as it was remote and safe from attack. Filming had to take place at night between 10pm and 6am so as not to interfere with daytime train operations.

The award-winning Heritage Centre opened in October 1993 and is housed in the beautifully restored historic buildings. The centre offers visitors a wealth of attractions, facilities and a fascinating range of exhibitions. Why not buy a coffee in the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room, which has been faithfully restored to resemble the set used in the film where Laura and Alec first met?

Afternoon Tea at Leighton Hall

On arrival at this historic house, you will enjoy afternoon tea before exploring your surroundings.

Leighton Hall, Preston

Waiting inside Leighton Hall is a step back in time. Although the house is often busy with visitors, it still retains the atmosphere of a family home because the Gillow Reynolds family and friends still regularly use every room in the house. Each room from the Gothic hall to the principal bedroom to the charming library has some interesting secret to reveal or a tale to tell. Why is there a lock of James II’s hair in the Drawing room, and why is the table in the hall shaped like a daisy?


Dates

2021 Dates On Request


11.00am

Carnforth Station

Meet your guide at the Historic Carnforth Station. Explore the attractions, facilities and a fascinating range of exhibitions followed by a cup of coffee bought in the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room, which has been restored to resemble the set used in the film.

1.00pm

Afternoon Tea at Leighton Hall

On arrival at this historic house, you will enjoy afternoon tea before exploring your surroundings.

2.00pm

Leighton Hall, Preston

Waiting inside Leighton Hall is a step back in time. Explore the busy, yet homely family house and find out more about the secrets and tales hidden behind each room’s walls.


The 2020 price was £29.00 (for reference)

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