Places to visit

There are lots of interesting places to visit. We are located near the M65 not far from Junction 12, making Herd House an ideal spot to do your touring from.

Burrnley has some lovely old buildings with superb Victorian archecture. You can find places steeped in history.
Townley Hall, has a large art collection.
Gawthorpe Hall a lovely Elizabethan Manor House and home of the Kay Suttleworth collection of lace, embroidery and costume
Skipton and Clitheroe Castles. Houghton Tower a 16th Century fortified Manor,
Pendle Heritage Centre With its Cruck frame barn.
Leighton Hall Has birds of prey,. Turton Tower Bolton and Samlesbury Hall both 14th Century stately homes, Haworth Art Gallery At Accrington has the largest Collection of Tiffany glass in Europe.
The Abbeys of Whalley and Sawley. The ruins of Wycoller Hall with its Bronte connections. Plus lots more within short journey time.

For the walker The Forest of Trawden, and Wycoller Country Park, are just down the road.
Hard Castle Crags, and Gorpel Moor and Widdop Moor,
The Forest of Bowland is a little further out. This area of outstanding natural beauty is owned by The Duchy of Lancaster and is favoured by the Royal Family.
Howarth and Bronte Country are worth a visit, and climbing Pendle Hill is a must, with its connection to the Lancashire Witches whose story has not been forgotten in 400 years.
Not forgetting that Burnley has the largest area of parkland in the country

For that trip to the seaside there is the ever popular Blackpool, Morecambe, and Southport, all are all in easy reach,
At Crosby there are the sculptures on the beach, and just down the road from Crosby there are the rolling sand dunes of Formby where the woodland belongs to Natural Trust, and is home to our native Red Squirrels.

For a more leisurely pursuit you can take a trip on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
The Railway enthusiast is well catered for with the East Lancashire Railway, That runs from Bury to Rawtenstall, There is the Settle to Carlisle line that carries you over the Ribblehead Viaduct one of the wonders of the industrial age. Clun chain Railway at Preston has 40 steam trains that you can see. Howarth and Skipton also have steam railway lines.
Industrial sites to visit include Queen Street Mill, with its working steam engine. Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. At the bottom of Hardcastle Craggs there is another old mill.

For the children Camelot is about 40 minutes away with rides and shows to suit all. The Wild Boar Park is excellent for young children,
Lightwater Valley is about 90 minutes away - a place to suit all. Other places within reach are, Flamingo Land, Chester Zoo, The Blue Planet, and Jodrell Bank.