Directory of Members – Attractions

Atelier Arts - Atelier Arts is a dynamic working space for artists in the Ribble Valley. Artists Beverley Chapelhow and Keith Parkinson, who run Atelier Arts have been working from their studios in the centre of Clitheroe since 2012. Atelier Arts is the base for up to 8 working artists and offers a range of Arts services for professional and recreational Artists alike. Address: Bowland Chambers, Harris Court, Wellgate, Clitheroe, BB7 2DP. Telephone: 07742 060273/ 07738 997566. Website: www.atelierarts.co.uk Email: info@atelierarts.co.uk
Bowland Wild Boar park - Situated in the heart of the Forest of Bowland National Park, Bowland Wild Animal Park is a short distance from the picturesque village of Chipping. Surrounded by fells and woodland and sat on the banks of the river Hodder, it is a delightful place to enjoy the countryside and local wildlife, have fun in the fresh air and take time out from the hustle and bustle whilst having lots of different activities for the kids to do. Address:  Bowland Wild Boar Park Limited, Chipping, Preston, PR3 2QT Website: www.wildboarpark.co.uk Telephone:  01995 61075 Email: info@wildboarpark.co.uk
Clitheroe Castle 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 historic landmark of Clitheroe, in the heart of the Ribble Valley offers a day of exploration for all the family. Our intriguing galleries will take you on a journey through 350 million years of history, heritage and geology of the local area. Younger hearts may take an adventure kitted out with rucksack, map and magnifying glass! Address: Castle Hill, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1BA Website: www.lancashire.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums/clitheroe-castle-museum Telephone: 01200 424 568 Email: clitheroecastle@lancashire.gov.uk
Clitheroe Market Clitheroe Market - The traditional market town of Clitheroe operates a weekly market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 9am and 4pm. Antique/Flea Market on a Friday open all year round, including Bank Holidays. Address Station Rd, Clitheroe BB7 2JW Website https://www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/info/200286/arts_events_and_tourism/1399/clitheroe_market Telephone 01200 443012 Email clitheroemarket@ribblevalley.gov.uk  
David Johns David Johns Bespoke Guided Tours - David Johns is a Lancastrian born and bred and has lived in the area all his life. With over 25 years of experience in tourist information he has a depth of knowledge which is second to none. Whether you're interested in abbeys and castles, mill shops and markets, tracing your ancestors or simply seeing some of the best that England has to offer, let David give you a day out to remember Address: 3 Breeze Close, Foulridge Email: dpjohns@talktalk.net Telephone: 01282 789047 Website: https://dpjohns2.wixsite.com/djohnstours
Longridge Heritage Centre Trust - The Heritage and Visitor Centre is situated in the centre of Longridge by the old Preston and Longridge Railway line, which operated from 1840 to 1967. The former station has been thoughtfully converted to house the Heritage and Visitor Centre, along with a cafe and meeting rooms for hire. The Heritage and Visitor Centre is a great place to visit to gather information about Longridge and the surrounding area – you can find out about Longridge's fascinating history; browse the old photographs on the Town Archive; or view one of our regularly changing exhibitions. Talks on local heritage topics are…
Mrs Dowsons Farm Park - For the past 60 years the Dowson family have traditionally farmed the gently rolling hills of the Ribble Valley. Their aim is to produce the tastiest ice cream possible. As well as using all natural ingredients, and milk from our own cows here on the farm. Address: Hawkshaw Farm, Longsight Road, Clayton-le-Dale, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 7JA Website: www.mrsdowsons.com Telephone: 01254 812407 Email: info@mrsdowsons.co.uk
Mydas Touch - Christopher Perkins is the creative artist behind Mydas Touch…it’s a wonderful world of beautifully illustrated comical creations and home to a wonderous range of unique gift ideas, appealing to all ages. These fantastic fun-loving artworks are lovingly illustrated from pencil sketch to the finished article by Christopher and are totally unique to Mydas Touch. Website https://www.mydastouchcreative.co.uk/ Email  info@mydastouchcreative.co.uk Telephone 01254 822140
Mytton Fold Golf Club - Mytton Fold Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the most scenic and enjoyable 18 hole golf courses in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Lancashire.  The golf course is ideally situated between Blackburn and Clitheroe and just 20 minutes from Preston or Chorley and Burnley. Website www.mytton-golf.co.uk/ Address Mytton Fold Golf Club, Whalley Road, Langho, Nr Blackburn, Lancashire BB6 8AB Telephone - Golf Shop Tel: 01254 946546
Outdoor Elements - Lancashire based Outdoor Elements, established in November 2001, offers team building and outdoor activities to all ages and abilities. Outdoor Elements is flexible to your needs and can organise anything from half-day activities to full residential experiences. Address: Pump House Dean Wood, Trapp Lane, Simonstone, Lancashire, BB12 7JD Website: www.outdoorelements.co.uk Telephone: 01282 416396 Email: info@outdoorelements.co.uk
PLM Health & Fitness - PLM Health & Fitness is the brainchild of Phil Lawrence Moss, considered an undisputed leader within the region’s fitness industry. An advocate of structured training regimes which promote not only fitness but also health and wellbeing through tailored exercise and healthy nutrition, Phil offers simple membership options along with bespoke training packages formulated by himself. PLM Health & Fitness’s purpose-built facility in Whalley offers a luxury feel throughout. Taking inspiration from Italy, the boutique fixtures and fittings are sourced from Casa Ceramica in Modena, the equipment has been supplied by Technogym from Cesena and there is even fresh Italian coffee,…
Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues - Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues hosts an annual Jazz festival in Clitheroe and a programme of jazz club gigs throughout the year. We are a small community-based charity, run entirely by volunteers. Our aim is to develop and promote the best in live jazz, and particularly to foster aspiring young talent. We arrange regular live jazz gigs and festivals involving leading UK jazz musicians at first-class venues mainly in Clitheroe, the heart of Ribble Valley. But we also encourage up-and-coming talent, especially among younger players by providing opportunities for playing in public and organising coaching and workshops by professional trainers…
Ribchester Roman Museum - The idea of a museum in Ribchester was conceived by Margaret Greenall, originally from Warrington and a member of the famous brewing family, in the early years of the twentieth century. Her objective was to stem the flow of artefacts out of the village that had occurred ever since Ribchester was first recognised as a site of special historic interest. Ribchester Museum of Roman Antiquities was thus opened under Miss Greenall’s direction in 1915. The original museum building comprised one room, which was added to in the 1960s by a temporary prefabricated extension. This annexe increased the Museum’s storage and…
Scare Kingdom - Scare Kingdom Scream Park is officially the UK’s number one scream park and best Halloween attraction, featuring multi award-winning scare mazes, scare attractions and haunted attractions. Located in Lancashire, Scare Kingdom Scream Park is the north west’s top Halloween destination featuring immersive sets, live scareactors and special effects. Website www.scarekingdom.com General Contact via facebook page  
Skipton Castle - Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year. Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. View the Banqueting Hall, the Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy. Climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower. Imagine what life was like when Skipton Castle provided protection and security from invaders. Relax in the picnic area or in the new tea room…
Stanley House Stanley House Hotel And Spa - Stanley House Hotel is a stunning, award winning hotel, set in 54 acres of Ribble Valley countryside in Mellor, Lancashire. Situated in Mellor (in between Preston and Blackburn), the hotel is privately owned and run by the Walker family and opened in 2004 following a spectacular conversion of the ruins of a 17th century manor house, titled Stanley House. The Grade II listed building, demonstrating its heritage is now complemented with opulent modern additions and also benefits from unspoiled views of the Ribble Valley countryside. This refreshing fusion of the conventional and contemporary makes Stanley House the number one destination of…
The Grand Clitheroe - The smart, contemporary setting – complete with 38-foot sprung stage – lends itself to virtually any style of performance and makes a superb location for creative workshops or business conferences. The Grand is one of the most incredible live performance spaces in the north of England. The alchemy between artist and audience is heightened by the intimacy of the room and the clarity of the acoustics. Artists love performing here. We set high standards in production, always ensuring that artists and participants have the best possible stage to express their talent. A former Victorian cinema, The Grand is a Grade…
The Longitude Gallery - Welcome to the Longitude Art Gallery – Clitheroe’s contemporary art gallery presenting international, national and local artists. Longitude Art Gallery is based in the heart of Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley. Opening Hours Weekdays 10-4pm Saturdays 12-4pm   Address: Lee Carter House, Off Castlegate, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1AZ Website: www.thelongitudegallery.co.uk Telephone: 01200 538385 Email: mail@thelongitudegallery.co.uk
The Platform Gallery - Clitheroe Visitor Information Centre and the Gallery Shop sells work by local and national makers. The Clitheroe Visitor Information Centre is in the Platform Gallery Alongside the main exhibition space and Tourist Information centre The Platform Gallery is also home to our wonderful Contemporary craft shop. Website www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/platformgallery Address Clitheroe Lancashire BB7 2JT  
Top Hat Tours - The Ribble Valley has mystical legends and Simon Entwistle, dressed in his authentic Victorian costume, will be delighted to recount some of his favourites as he accompanies you on his guided walks exploring the haunted ginnels, cobbled streets and burial grounds in Clitheroe, Whalley, Blackburn, Accrington, Colne, Skipton, York and Kendal. Simon conducts the tour in his own graphical style, complete with resident ghosts and sound effects whilst recounting the history of these fascinating towns. He also carries out guided heritage coach tours for groups for all the above towns and cities. In addition to this, he also provides tours…
Whalley Abbey - The Retreat and Conference House is set in the stunning grounds and ruins of a 14th Century Cistercian Abbey. On the banks of the River Calder in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley, but with easy access to motorway and rail networks. Grounds open daily Ample free parking for patrons only Belonging to the Church of England Diocese of Blackburn the Retreat and Conference Centre located in the grounds continues to provide high-quality, welcoming hospitality Our flexible 4 Star accommodation is ideal for both day and residential conferences, wedding receptions and other family celebrations Address: Whalley Abbey, The Sands,…