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Marriage and more at Heskin Hall

Located in the village of Heskin Near Chorley and Preston in Lancashire is Heskin Hall, a Grade I listed Tudor building dating back to 1545; it was once owned by the family of Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII. Visitors should look out for the resident ghosts - two are believed to date back to the English Civil War, a young nun and a priest. Perhaps the last two hope to perform one of the many marriages that now take place at this popular wedding venue.

Treat yourself at Heskin Hall

Located at Heskin Hall is an antiques centre. It costs �1, and the entrance fee goes towards the building's upkeep. Inside is a wealth of items, with a variety of dealers specialising in everything from furniture and pottery to glassware and militaria. Experts are on hand to offer valuations, and refreshments are available in the Lantern Dining Room or on a terrace overlooking the hall's picturesque gardens.

Heskin Farmers Market & Craft Centre: something for everyone

Also Nearby is the Heskin Farmers Market and Craft Centre. With 40 shops offering a range of goods and services, including handmade gifts, bridal wear, locally grown fruit and veg and clothing, it's almost impossible to leave here empty handed. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Heskin Hall? Try Travelodge Preston Chorley Hotel, Travelodge Preston Central Hotel and Travelodge Blackburn M65 Hotel, which are all within a 30-minute drive away.