Places To Visit
We are very lucky to be located in an area of natural beauty. Although the cottages are located in the rural countryside there are plenty of local towns and villages all offering plenty of things to explore. We have put together some of the ones we tend to visit often nearby and some key attractions.
Community spirit is very much alive in Ribchester. There are fantastic walks to be done around this area, with an amazing park just near the river, children would love this! It lies on the banks of the River Ribble and has plenty of waterfalls. The Ribchester Arms is one of the local favourites, especially if you enjoy a good Sunday roast.
FOREST OF BOWLAND
Designated as an Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty the Forest of Bowland is a unique and magical place in the Ribble Valley. The distinctive character of the area form some of the most and important landscapes in the United Kingdom. Every season brings into this area its own colours and atmosphere and it becomes possible to escape into the peace and tranquillity of these truly beautiful places year round.
In Blackpool there are endless things to do. You could visit the tower, which is 158m tall! Inside the tower there is a fantastic circus, great for young kids… and adults too!
There’s also the Blackpool Tower Eye, if you’re brave enough. You can stand on the glass, look down and see the bright blue sea and the sand from VERY high up! When it comes to the winter season seeing the illuminations is one of those that you have to see
Clitheroe is a pretty market town which excels in providing a high-quality, super- stylish and truly independent shopping experience. Clitheroe Castle is definitely the main attraction to this town, with it being built in the 12th Century, this castle has a lot of history for you to explore. It also holds its very own bonfire on bonfire night, a fun fair, and a circus every summer, which is very popular with the locals.
Longridge, a former cotton mill town, is the perfect gateway to the Forest of Bowland. Longridge is an excellent base for those wanting to explore the fell or take a stroll along the history-steeped heritage trails. Longridge is lucky enough to have the Palace, a superb independent cinema which also puts on live shows. There are art galleries galore and each year the town plays host to an annual art event called ‘Create Longridge’ which invites artists to capture local life on one day. Artists produce landscapes, street scenes and abstracts.
You could visit the 1,941 year old Lancaster Castle. It’s great if you love to find out new things and see how life was back in 79AD. It is family friendly and you’d have a brilliant day out.
There are lovely shopping centres where you can have great days out whilst getting everything you need, and you can end your day with a fantastic meal and a little drink.