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  • Bowland Wild Boar Park

    Animal Farm park

    Come home to Nature and visit Bowland Wild Boar Park

    They have a whole range of different animals for you to meet from the cheeky little meerkats, wild boars, llamas, water buffalo, emus through to the elegant red deer.

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  • Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

    Creative

    The Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail launched in 1993; it now includes over 20 permanent works of art

    The trail travels through Brungerley Park and Cross Hill Quarry, a local nature reserve managed by the Lancashire Wildlife trust, only a mile from Clitheroe town centre.

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  • Holmes Mill

    Food & Drink

    Based in the heart of Clitheroe, Holmes Mill is a unique celebration of Lancashire food, drink and entertainment

    Featuring a beer hall, hotel, food hall and much more, this former textiles mill is the perfect place to indulge, unwind and explore.

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  • Alpaca Experience

    Animals

    Wood End Farmhouse is home to the Alpaca Experience

    Visit and meet the Alpaca family and friends; meet Hamilton, Marley, Paddington & Smudge plus Jimmy & Timmy the sheep at Dunsop Bridge in the heart of the Forest of Bowland AONB.

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  • The Tolkien Trail

    Nature

    The Tolkien Trail

    The epic ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy was compiled over 16 years and finally published in 1954/55. J.R.R. Tolkien, his wife, and other children, regularly stayed at a guest house in the grounds belonging to Stonyhurst College.

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  • Clitheroe Castle

    History

    Clitheroe Castle and Museum

    The museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an image which has dominated Clitheroe’s skyline for over 800 years. The Castle and grounds are free to access and open all year round.

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  • Whalley Abbey

    History

    The vision for Whalley Abbey is for it to be re-focussed as a retreat centre

    A Centre for Christian Discipleship and Prayer, restoring the Abbey to its heritage by building a community which combines the ancient practices of contemplation, prayer and mission rooted in the Apostolic confession “Jesus is Lord.”

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  • The Inn at Whitewell

    Food & Drink

    The Inn at Whitewell has a good reputation & many awards for its food

    Head Chef Jamie Cadman, in his 20th year, runs a crew of 10 producing brilliant local food. Ales from the area & old favorites fill the bar, not forgetting the extensive wine list from their own on site vintners, Bowland Forest Vintners.

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  • Bowland Visitor Centre, Beacon Fell

    Nature

    Beacon Fell Country Park

    The Country Park consists of 110 hectares of woodland, moorland & farmland. The summit is 266 metres above sea level and offers spectacular views of the Forest of Bowland AONB and Morecambe Bay. On a clear day it is even possible to see the Isle of Man.

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  • Chipping Farm Shop

    Food & Drink

    Chipping Farm Shop

    A friendly place to do your shopping; you can buy excellent quality produce from local farms and businesses in and around Chipping. You can also enjoy an organic coffee, or a nice cup of Lancashire Tea and a sandwich, outside in the new seating area.

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  • Downham

    Culture

    Nestling under the bulk of Pendle Hill Downham is one of the loveliest villages in Lancashire

    Quiet and unspoiled with a gurgling brook running past the village green and stone-built cottages. Successive generations of the Assheton family have lived at Downham Hall since 1558; the present squire is Lord Clitheroe of Downham.

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  • Lancaster Castle

    History

    Lancaster Castle; England's dark history, with tales of persecution, incarceration, punishment and execution

    And now, after almost 1,000 years as an imposing and impenetrable place of penance, the castle’s magnificent John o’Gaunt gates have been swung open to unlock a veritable vault of intrigue, interest and interaction for visitors of all ages.

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  • Skipton Castle

    History

    At the top of Skipton's High Street stand the impressive towers of Skipton Castle

    Over 900 years old, it is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England. Explore every corner of this history-rich castle, which withstood a 3 year siege during the Civil War.

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  • Blackpool Tower

    Entertainment

    Over 125 years of History... The Blackpool Tower is one of Britain’s best-loved landmarks

    The iconic venue opened in 1894, where the first visitors stood in awe of the remarkable design, immense scale and ornate decorations. Now home to 5 different attractions, its a fun full day out for all the family.

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  • Blackpool Illuminations

    Entertainment

    The world-famous Illuminations need little introduction

    There are six miles of traditional festoons and tableaux along the Promenade – no wonder it’s commonly known as the greatest free light show on Earth!  Blackpool Illuminations will be shining from 3 September – 3 January 2022.

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  • Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

    Nature

    Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

    The trail follows a well-defined footpath which runs close to the edge of 2 rivers to provide spectacular views of the waterfalls. The path includes a large number of steps making it unsuitable for wheelchairs & pushchairs. We advise wearing walking boots or strong shoes.

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  • Morecambe Bay

    Nature

    Morecambe Bay has some of the most beautiful coastline in Britain

    It is one of the best places in the UK for high adrenalin outdoor activities from sailing, to powered paragliding, parachuting, windsurfing, mountain biking, horseriding, and kitesurfing.

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  • The Settle - Carlisle Railway

    Culture

    The Settle - Carlisle Railway Building a future for the railway and the region

    With many connecting services, the rail line plays an integral part in transporting residents and visitors to and from the Yorkshire Dales, Lancashire, Cumbria and beyond.

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  • Towns & Villages of the Lake District & Cumbria

    Culture

    Towns & Villages of the Lake District & Cumbria

    World famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.

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  • Gisburn Forest

    Nature

    Enjoy fantastic cycling and walking in the heart of the stunning Forest of Bowland

    Step into the fairy tale woods of Gisburn Forest and Stocks. Explore the trails and experience a sense of space and freedom as you breathe in the fresh air and hear the peaceful bird song.

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