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Laura’s guidebook

Sightseeing
The historic landmark of Clitheroe, an image that has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years.
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Clitheroe Castle Museum
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The historic landmark of Clitheroe, an image that has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years.
Gisburn is a working and dynamic forest created and managed by the Forestry Commission. The forest and recreation facilities are likely to continue to change and evolve.
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Gisburn Forest Hub
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Gisburn is a working and dynamic forest created and managed by the Forestry Commission. The forest and recreation facilities are likely to continue to change and evolve.
The park is a family run business set in 65 acres in the heart of the Forest of Bowland. A brilliant fun day out for all the family.
Bowland Wild Boar Park
The park is a family run business set in 65 acres in the heart of the Forest of Bowland. A brilliant fun day out for all the family.
Whether it’s on our iconic floating Visitor Village or out on our 250 acre nature reserve, Brockholes is full of Nature Moments! Located just off the M6, Brockholes is the perfect location for a family day out.
Brockholes
Whether it’s on our iconic floating Visitor Village or out on our 250 acre nature reserve, Brockholes is full of Nature Moments! Located just off the M6, Brockholes is the perfect location for a family day out.
Browsholme Hall is a privately owned Elizabethan house in the parish of Bowland Forest Low in the borough of Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England. It is claimed to be the oldest surviving family home in Lancashire. Since 1954, it has been designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage
Browsholme Hall and Tithe Barn
Browsholme Hall is a privately owned Elizabethan house in the parish of Bowland Forest Low in the borough of Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England. It is claimed to be the oldest surviving family home in Lancashire. Since 1954, it has been designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage
DescriptionThe Forest of Bowland, also known as the Bowland Fells, is an area of barren gritstone fells, deep valleys and peat moorland, mostly in north-east Lancashire, England with a small part in North Yorkshire. It is a western spur of the Pennines and was once described as the "Switzerland of England"
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Forest of Bowland
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DescriptionThe Forest of Bowland, also known as the Bowland Fells, is an area of barren gritstone fells, deep valleys and peat moorland, mostly in north-east Lancashire, England with a small part in North Yorkshire. It is a western spur of the Pennines and was once described as the "Switzerland of England"
Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey is Yorkshire’s best day out. This is about 35 minutes drive from Shireburne Park
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Bolton Abbey
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Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey is Yorkshire’s best day out. This is about 35 minutes drive from Shireburne Park
Food scene
Dining at The Lower Buck could not be easier. With four rooms available, three with real fires. Choose a table, and order your food at the bar. Please do check out our specials board, for locally sourced produce. At The Lower Buck, we are very much a family friendly location. Our dedicated Children’s food menu makes it a breeze. We have high chairs, if they are required. Just ask a member of staff. We have pens and pencils to hand, to keep the children entertained.
The Lower Buck Inn
Dining at The Lower Buck could not be easier. With four rooms available, three with real fires. Choose a table, and order your food at the bar. Please do check out our specials board, for locally sourced produce. At The Lower Buck, we are very much a family friendly location. Our dedicated Children’s food menu makes it a breeze. We have high chairs, if they are required. Just ask a member of staff. We have pens and pencils to hand, to keep the children entertained.
We pride ourselves on producing the best ‘home cooked’ and freshly prepared food, using local ingredients wherever possible. We always have a varied menu with new specials being added weekly. Coupled with friendly, knowledgeable service we believe we are one of the Ribble Valley’s must visit food destinations.
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The Higher Buck
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We pride ourselves on producing the best ‘home cooked’ and freshly prepared food, using local ingredients wherever possible. We always have a varied menu with new specials being added weekly. Coupled with friendly, knowledgeable service we believe we are one of the Ribble Valley’s must visit food destinations.
Well established family cafe and tea room with over 20 years experience providing high quality home cooked food at reasonable prices. We provide home cooked breakfasts, 3 course lunches, light snacks and homemade jams and cakes. Sit in or takeaway. Also available for outside catering. Open all major bank holidays.
Country Kitchen
Well established family cafe and tea room with over 20 years experience providing high quality home cooked food at reasonable prices. We provide home cooked breakfasts, 3 course lunches, light snacks and homemade jams and cakes. Sit in or takeaway. Also available for outside catering. Open all major bank holidays.
Seasonal grouse from Lancashire Moor, pheasant and partridge from Dunsop shoot, Bowland beef and Lonk lamb from Burholme Farm are staples on the menu, all easily seen from the Inn’s windows. We carefully source a range of fabulous drinks from local cask conditioned ales to organic ginger beers. With our in house vintners we are able to offer extensive and interesting range of wines, with upto twenty available by the glass.
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The Inn At Whitewell
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Seasonal grouse from Lancashire Moor, pheasant and partridge from Dunsop shoot, Bowland beef and Lonk lamb from Burholme Farm are staples on the menu, all easily seen from the Inn’s windows. We carefully source a range of fabulous drinks from local cask conditioned ales to organic ginger beers. With our in house vintners we are able to offer extensive and interesting range of wines, with upto twenty available by the glass.
Winner of a number of awards, including Lancashire Life Dining Pub of the Year, Lancashire Tourism Awards Pub of the Year and Ribble Valley Tourism Team of the Year, this historic Grade II listed country pub with rooms is in the untouched conservation village of Downham. Boasting stunning views of Pendle Hill, 12 guest bedrooms are available, so you can stay the night in Lancashire and really make the most of your visit. We mix the best ingredients with great personalities and atmospheric settings to create memorable experiences. Our seafaring heritage fuses with a timeless, country pub charm to bring light and fresh seafood dishes and hearty, classic meat dishes to your table. And all enjoyed within a traditional pub setting, finished with a modern twist.
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Assheton Arms
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Winner of a number of awards, including Lancashire Life Dining Pub of the Year, Lancashire Tourism Awards Pub of the Year and Ribble Valley Tourism Team of the Year, this historic Grade II listed country pub with rooms is in the untouched conservation village of Downham. Boasting stunning views of Pendle Hill, 12 guest bedrooms are available, so you can stay the night in Lancashire and really make the most of your visit. We mix the best ingredients with great personalities and atmospheric settings to create memorable experiences. Our seafaring heritage fuses with a timeless, country pub charm to bring light and fresh seafood dishes and hearty, classic meat dishes to your table. And all enjoyed within a traditional pub setting, finished with a modern twist.
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.
Holmes Mill
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.
Housed in an imposing former chapel in the heart of town, The Emporium is a unique setting of unique interior design and delicious food. Whether it’s a latte or a lunchtime glass of fizz, this elegant old building has been lavishly converted to create three glorious floors of eating and drinking. Pop in for a coffee and freshly baked pastries, meet friends for lunch, toast a successful shopping trip with a cheeky afternoon glass of fizz or step out in style for a special celebration dinner.
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The Emporium
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Housed in an imposing former chapel in the heart of town, The Emporium is a unique setting of unique interior design and delicious food. Whether it’s a latte or a lunchtime glass of fizz, this elegant old building has been lavishly converted to create three glorious floors of eating and drinking. Pop in for a coffee and freshly baked pastries, meet friends for lunch, toast a successful shopping trip with a cheeky afternoon glass of fizz or step out in style for a special celebration dinner.
Boasting unparalleled views of the Ribble Valley, open 7 days a week and 363 days a year, come and join us for a taste of our award winning food. Starting with our traditional home cooked breakfasts to seasonal lunches and afternoon tea, you’ll be sure to find something which takes your fancy.
Bashall Barn Ltd
Boasting unparalleled views of the Ribble Valley, open 7 days a week and 363 days a year, come and join us for a taste of our award winning food. Starting with our traditional home cooked breakfasts to seasonal lunches and afternoon tea, you’ll be sure to find something which takes your fancy.
The Aspinall Arms is found right in the heart of the Ribble Valley, and sits on the banks of the river overlooking the medieval All Hallows church and the 14th century Great Mitton Hall on the raised bluff opposite. With terraced and landscaped gardens outside, and flagged floors and open fires inside, it's just the pub for walkers, cyclists and anglers to mingle and dine alongside the friendly locals.
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Aspinall Arms
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The Aspinall Arms is found right in the heart of the Ribble Valley, and sits on the banks of the river overlooking the medieval All Hallows church and the 14th century Great Mitton Hall on the raised bluff opposite. With terraced and landscaped gardens outside, and flagged floors and open fires inside, it's just the pub for walkers, cyclists and anglers to mingle and dine alongside the friendly locals.
The Luxury Lancashire Hotel & Michelin Star Restaurant Northcote's Managing Director Craig Bancroft, Executive Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen and the team are dedicated to their vision of ensuring the perfect experience at Northcote - a renowned small luxury hotel with a Michelin star restaurant situated on the edge of the Ribble Valley, in the heart of Lancashire. The Chef’s Table and Louis Roederer Private Dining Rooms offer unique, distinguished gourmet celebration spaces for up to 60 guests. The Cookery School is perfectly positioned in the Michelin star kitchen, with courses covering a variety of foods and dishes.
Northcote
The Luxury Lancashire Hotel & Michelin Star Restaurant Northcote's Managing Director Craig Bancroft, Executive Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen and the team are dedicated to their vision of ensuring the perfect experience at Northcote - a renowned small luxury hotel with a Michelin star restaurant situated on the edge of the Ribble Valley, in the heart of Lancashire. The Chef’s Table and Louis Roederer Private Dining Rooms offer unique, distinguished gourmet celebration spaces for up to 60 guests. The Cookery School is perfectly positioned in the Michelin star kitchen, with courses covering a variety of foods and dishes.