Local Amenities

EATING & DRINKING

The list is endless for local places to dine and drink, from hearty pub grub to Michelin Star fine dining, coffees and cocktails. A variety of well-recommended venues are just  minutes away. 

Click here for a list of nearby Pubs, Bars, Cafes and Restaurants.

Prefer to dine in? Not a problem, visit farmers markets for some fresh local produce or one of many close by supermarkets for some tasty treats to rustle up a meal in your lodge. An array of local takeaways are also available if you want to put your feet up!

Fruity Cocktails
Mountain Bike

THINGS TO DO

The Ribble Valley has an abundance of places of interest, most renowned for its popular picturesque walks. Just a few places of interest on our doorstep;
 

  • The Tolkein Trail

  • Everyman Cinema

  • Clitheroe Castle & Museum

  • Holmes Mill Beer & Food Hall

  • Bowland Brewery

  • Edisford Bridge Picnic Site

  • Mrs Dowsons Farm Park & Ice Cream

  • Ribble Valley E-bikes

  • Dunsop Bridge

  • Bowland Wild Boar Park

  • The Grand Events Venue

  • The Chocolate Works
  • Gisburn Forest Bike Trails

  • Stydd Gardens

  • Local Swimming Pool

  • Pendle Witch Trail

  • Go Ape Rivington

  • Walks with taste

Popcorn Movie
Girls Shopping

TRANSPORT LINKS

Although we are set in the glorious countryside, we are also well connected; with the city of Manchester, or the beautiful lake district being only an hour away!

  • Whalley Train station: 3 miles, 

  • Clitheroe Train station:3 miles *direct train to Manchester*

  • Preston Train station: 17 miles

  • Clitheroe Bus Station: 3 miles *direct buses to Skipton*
     

Close by Motorway links - M65, M62, M6

Local taxi firms available  Click here for a list 

Mountians and Lake
Wedding Table Set

WEDDING VENUES

The Ribble Valley is recognised in the Top 6 places to get married, with Clitheroe said to be the most Romantic town in England and Wales!  (Daily Mail)  and The Sunday times calling it 'Englands Wedding heaven'  (August 2021). 

We have over 15 beautiful venues on our doorstep,  from the stunning Mitton Hall only 3 minutes away, Bashall Barn, The Out Barn, Browsholme Hall (less than 10 minutes away),  the famous Inn at Whitewell (15 minutes) and so many more!  So if youre looking for a  luxury minimoon or want to make a holiday out of your wedding experience, Bowland Retreat could offer you that added luxury.

Click here for list of close by venues

Wedding Embrace