Cottage Accommodation in Lancashire
If your ideal holiday involves the chance to escape the bustle of
modern day living, indulge in culinary delights and relax in high
quality surroundings, then the Ribble Valley in Lancashire is the
place for you, and offers luxury cottage accommodation. In fact
you will be in good company as it is reputed that in the biography
of Sarah Bradford that the Queen has expressed a desire to retire
to this area of the country.
The Ribble Valley, whilst still relatively untouched by tourism
has been acknowledged by all who visit for its beauty, with its
rolling hills and rivers.
Clitheroe is a quiet Market Town with its twice-weekly markets.
The Norman Castle Keep was constructed by the De Lacy family around
1186. It became a Royalist Stronghold during the Civil War, Cromwell
ordered it to be dismantled so that it could never be used again.
In the distance is Pendle Hill; associated with the Lancashire Witches,
in nearby Newchurch-in-Pendle is the famous Witchery Shop.Edisford
Bridge is a very popular area with its Riverside Café, seating
by the river, an ideal place for the children to paddle whilst you
There is a small recreation area with a miniature Railway and a
Pitch and Putt. Across the road is the Ribblesdale Swimming Pool.
Dunsop Bridge village is the nearest to the centre of the United
Kingdom according to Ordance Survey. BT put its 100,000th phone
box there in 1992 as a mark of recognition.
The village of Downham is now familiar as the backdrop for the BBC
night drama series Born and Bred, also the famous film Whistle Down
the Wind from times gone by.
The landscape around Stonyhurst has also gained popularity through
the discovery that it may have provided inspiration for J.J.R.Tolkien’s
‘Middle Earth’ in ‘Lord of the Rings’.
If you enjoy walking, cycling, golf, fishing, shopping, heritage,
culture or simply relaxing in a place where you can still wander
without seeing a soul, the Ribble Valley has something to offer