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The Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards is a way of celebrating some great success stories and shine a light on some of the people who make Ribble Valley such a welcoming place to visit. Nominations for the 2022 are now invited, please follow this link to make a nomination.

Ribble Valley Tourism Awards 2018

This is your chance to celebrate tourism in Ribble Valley The Ribble Valley plays host to a wealth of tourism talent and innovation. Each year, the Tourism Association aims to celebrate this quality, and recognise the dedication and achievements of teams and individuals, through the ‘Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism’ awards We invite you… to nominate a …

Visitor Information Points

The purpose of our network of Visitor information points across Ribble Valley is to make visitors welcome and extending their enjoyment of Ribble Valley

Guidance on GDPR

Prepare now for changes to Data Protection Regulations The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018, replacing the Data Protection Act (DPA). Generally, the requirements of the GDPR are much the same as the requirements of the DPA. This means that if you are complying with …

Promoting Quality in Leisure and Tourism in Ribble Valley

Ribble Valley is a wonderful and unique visitor destination and we’re ever so proud of our many quality tourism businesses that make it so special. The Ribble Valley Tourism Association (RVTA) is a collection of these very same businesses, be they accommodation and hospitality, retail, manufacturing businesses or visitor attractions, …

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Get to know us better. Get to know the RVTA. The Ribble Valley Tourism Association (RVTA) supports visitor economy based businesses in the Ribble Valley. By joining your local tourism association you open yourself and your business to the opportunity of networking with like-minded businesses in the area. There are …

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How to join the Association

To join the Association, just complete the application form below. Membership fees are normally £30 per year per business. However due to the current coronavirus lockdown, resulting in extreme difficulties for members the association has suspended its membership fees, allowing free membership until at least March 2022. Thank you for …

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New Enterprise

One of the new self-catering businesses to arrive on the Ribble Valley scene has established facilities of the highest quality, and this business is already achieving outstanding customer feedback and high occupancy levels through the year. The  New Enterprise award goes to Bramley Farm Cottages.

Quality Tourism Investment

Ribble Valley Tourism is all about quality experiences, and there is one business which, over the past year has invested significantly to develop the highest possible food and hospitality experience, probably one of the best in the country, not least with their unique Chefs table dining experience.  Always at the …

Team Excellence In Customer Service

Working well as a team is critical to providing excellent customer service, and one team in the nominations stood out for their success. Offering an outstanding range of dietary options, together little touches of unexpected luxury and service, this hotel is driven by the ambition to exceed customer expectations. The …

Tourism Champion

Tourism needs Champions to set standards and break new ground. Our tourism Champion started in business with a home baking stall on Blackburn market. Taking the brave step to start a restaurant with a humble six serviced bedrooms, the business has just grown and grown, into an award winning 30 …

Special Contribution to RVTA

The Ribble Valley Tourism Association relies on volunteers to manage its business and to raise its profile, and one member has made an outstanding contribution to the association in recent years. Often working behind the scenes, he has always taken his roles and responsibilities seriously, with the good of the …

Quality Business Development

The need to continuously invest in quality is critical to success in an area which boasts some of the finest leisure and hospitality venues. One that is worthy of recognition has continually invested and grown its facilities to the highest standards possible. By offering a range of dining options, wedding …

Creativity In Food And Hospitality

The environment in which we dine is always very important to business success, and the next award winner has managed to create a most tasteful and vibrant atmosphere, which is backed up by excellent customer service and of course, quality food. It has become a haven in its locality, the …

Business Innovation

Tourism is highly competitive, which means that businesses have to be entrepreneurial and creative. Our first award for innovation goes to a business which, having enjoyed years of success as an outdoor education and adventure centre for young people has had to diversify to ensure its future. Introducing new facilities, …

Customer Friendly Website

A business website is now a fundamental tool for marketing new business and maintaining contact with customers. There are many outstanding business websites and surprisingly some which are not so well maintained. The winner of the most customer friendly website offer clever simplicity with a website that is easy to …

Event Of The Year

Events form one of the mainstays of Ribble Valley Tourism, and one event in particular last year grew significantly in size and impact, with even more ambitious ideas participated for 2014. From humble beginnings, this event now attracts top musicians, and has even diversified into poetry and crafts. The event …

Innovation In Technology

The next award goes to a hotel with very green credentials but one which has also incorporated new technologies into the business. With state of the art solar panels, heat source pumps and heat exchange systems, this hotel cares for the environment as well as reducing operating costs significantly. The …

Awards 2014

Ribble Valley Star Tourism Awards – 2014! The Stars in Tourism Awards are purposefully designed to acknowledge and award the hard work that tourism businesses in the Ribble Valley put into creating a truly unique destination offering. The Stars in Tourism Awards were held in Whalley Abbey on March 27th …

Tourism Team

Effective team work is often the key to business success and this area boasts many outstanding teams, one such team has been key to the transformation of an old village pub into a highly popular dining experience, with a reputation that attracts diners from across the region whilst maintaining the …

Tourism Partnership

Working together really is the essence of the Ribble Valley Tourism Association and the first award, Tourism Partnership, recognises two local businesses that work together to significantly increase business for each of them as well as benefitting the wider Ribble Valley, enticing new visitors to discover the area. By combining …

Transformational Tourism

In Ribble Valley we are lucky to have some outstanding groups operating businesses, constantly investing in their properties and also acquiring new ones. This new category of Transformational Tourism recognises where a failed or redundant business has been transformed into successful business enterprise. One such business in Longridge has resulted …

New Enterprise of the Year

Each year sees new tourism businesses opening in this area and some stand out for quality. One such new business offers an innovative combination of accommodation and food. The facilities provided to staying visitors by night are available to other visitors during the day thereby maximising the space in these …

Quality Tourism

Quality is what Ribble Valley has in abundance, but to achieve it requires constant investment, rebranding and new ideas. One such business continues to stay ahead of the game, and in the last year invested significantly in a stylish and tasteful redesign and has extended  to maintain it as one …

Tourism Innovation

With such fierce competition for customers, new ideas are all so important to success. One hotel which already has a reputation for creativity has over the past year, reviewed its facilities and taken a brave step to make changes. Owning a very successful Golf course, and yet identifying scope for …

Interactive Website

A good website is now a fundamental tool for marketing new business, and maintaining contact with customers. There are many outstanding business websites. The winner of the most customer-friendly website provides attractive clarity on a website that is easy to understand and navigate and yet technically clever. The site is …

Excellence in Social Media

Everyone is talking about Social Media of various kinds and the most successful businesses are using it effectively. There are many great examples of the way that Facebook is used to promote local tourism businesses but one stood out this year. Kept fresh and informative, a visit to their Facebook …

Creativity in Food and Hospitality

The environment in which visitors dine is always very important in the Ribble Valley where so many acclaimed food businesses thrive. The next award winner has managed to create a most tasteful and vibrant atmosphere offering the highest possible quality of food in a village setting. Achieving regular reviews in …

Tourism in the Community

Some tourism businesses not only benefit the local community but are actually run by the local community. This award recognises the efforts of volunteers in a very special visitor centre. It is a place from which we all benefit because they send visitors on to each of our businesses. The …

Tourism for All

Here in Ribble Valley we like to welcome all visitors, and many of our businesses make special provisions to enable access for all. Holiday home parks can be a particularly difficult environment for visitors challenged by mobility. At one park, where an excellent service is already being provided, special facilities …

Excellent Visitor Facilities

The award Excellent Visitor Facilities recognises some of the outstanding services on offer in this area. The winner has developed an attraction which is versatile in its appeal to all ages offering a programme of entertainment of a quality that the area is lucky to have. The highest standards of …

Green Tourism

Building sustainability into the business is a challenge and this award recognises the achievement of minimising the impact of tourism on the environment. This brand new boutique hotel in Clitheroe has achieved the ultimate luxury experience whilst incorporating energy efficiency to the highest standard. Some of the features include with …

Alternative Tourism Experience

Diversifying from agriculture into tourism has been on the agenda of many farms, not least the next award winner which has successful farm visitor attraction and ice cream businesses. More recently another form of tourism has been developed here with the creation of something that has attracted a whole new …

Luxury Tourism

Quality is what Ribble Valley is all about, and in some tourism businesses there is sumptuous luxury.  The winner of this new category has been developed to the highest possible specification, offering outstanding luxury self-catering accommodation. Attention has been paid to every detail for quality whilst building and equipping these …

Tourism Event of the Year

Events form one of the mainstays of Ribble Valley Tourism, and one event in particular has grown significantly in size and impact. From humble beginnings, it now attracts a worldwide food audience. The event has just celebrated its 15th anniversary and the hotel where it is based its 30th anniversary. …

Individual Excellence in Customer Care

Excellent customer care and service are absolutely essential ingredients and very much evident across Ribble Valley, but sometimes an individual shines out. The winner of Individual Excellence in Customer Care Award prides herself on building an instant relationship with customers and her spare time is spent on furthering her wealth …

Team of the Year

Effective team work is often the key to business success and this area boasts many outstanding teams. One such team has been key to the transformation of an old village pub into a highly popular dining experience, with a reputation that attracts diners from across the region whilst maintaining the …

Unsung Hero

These awards recognise and celebrate success, and it is always good to mark the achievements of someone who is perhaps not used to being in the limelight yet who is critical to the success of the business. One such Unsung Hero is an individual who doesn’t take the plaudits but …

Special Contribution

In 2014 Patrick Tostevin managed, after many years dedicated hard work to secure the return of the famous roman helmet to Ribchester. It took years of negotiating and fundraising to get one of the most famous roman artefacts back for the museums centenary year. As a result there was a …

Tourism Champions

In celebrating Tourism at these awards it is great to recognise the Champions and there are two people who are outstanding, a couple, in fact. In addition to both running local businesses and contributing to the local economy and employment, they have turned their own home into a tourist attraction …

Life Member

The association has the power to award Honorary Life Membership to people who have made a significant contribution to its work over a number of years. One member has made such a contribution, not necessarily in recent years but certainly during earlier times and it is probably the case that …

Retail Experience

The Retail offer is very important to the Ribble Valley visitor economy and the aim of this new category is to celebrate some of the achievements of that sector There is one food outlet and café that always has a huge array of homemade cakes, soups, special dishes each day …

Awards 2015

Ribble Valley Star Tourism Awards – 2015! The Stars in Tourism Awards are purposefully designed to acknowledge and award the hard work that tourism businesses in the Ribble Valley put into creating a truly unique destination offering. The Stars in Tourism Awards were held in Browsholme Hall on March 27th …

Events page

We are delighted to announce that RVTA are resuming ‘real time’ meetings with a special relaunch event on Tuesday 29th March 2022, further details to follow As a result of the pandemic, all live meetings and events were put on hold, with, regular webinar meetings taking place. Information about these …

News

The Tourism Gathering 29th March 2022 A big thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Tourism gathering, and we hope you all had a great time. Congratulations to the Stars in Tourism who won awards. Well over 100 people were involved during the course of the day. Thank …

Awards 2016

Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards 2016 Each year, the Ribble Valley Tourism Association  celebrates local  tourism talent, innovation and success of enterprises such as restaurants, hotels and attractions. Download the PDF here: Awards 2016  

RV Jazz and Blues Festival

This 2017 Festival is music at its best. There is something for everyone; be it traditional, smooth, soulful, innovative, hard core improvisation or inspirational, it is here for you. Take a look and make your choice but don’t miss out, buy your tickets now – many of these events WILL …

Chipping Steam Fair

Chipping Steam Fair is back in 2017. We have Steam Engines, Classic Tractors, Cars, Bikes, Commercial Vehicles, Classic Plant and Machinery. Funfair, Crafts Tent, Rare breeds, Arena & Children’s Entertainment & Live Music until Midnight Sat & Sun! This is a charity event run by volunteers, all proceeds go to …

Slaidburn Steam & Vintage Vehicle Display

The Steam Rally is an annual event held at the Hark to Bounty, Slaidburn organised by David McNamee. Lots to see and do with 8 Steam Engines, the Original Bounty Bus, many vintage vehicles with cars, tractors and more. There are stalls selling local goods and demonstrating traditional crafts. Free …

Beat Herder Festival

Beat-Herder Festival will be held on the 13th through to the 15th July 2018. https://beatherder.co.uk/ TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Cloudspotting Festival

Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival is a long summer weekend retreat for a few hundred people organised by a bunch of friends and festival enthusiasts. This year is our 7th event and the fifth at Gisburn Forest. This year it will be held on the 22nd to the 23rd of …

Last Night of the Proms

This concert is held on either the first or second Saturday in August. The date is decided so that it doesn’t clash with the Clitheroe Food Festival. It is a free event starting around 7.00pm. A collection is made during the evening for the Town Mayor’s Welfare Fund. For further …

Clitheroe Food Festival

2018 will not disappoint – experience our ‘ World Cuisine’ chef demonstrations, sample delicious street food and take home the finest Lancashire produce, then listen to live music whilst enjoying a drink from one of our popup bars. For more information visit: http://clitheroefoodfestival.com/

Members Meeting

At Browsholme Hall, kind invitation of Mr and Mrs Parker. The event will commence at 10.30 am with networking and refreshments, followed by a short presentation and tour of the hall. If you would like to come along, please email; tom.pridmore@ribblevalley.gov.uk  

‘Stars in Tourism’ Awards and AGM

At Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Chipping A way of highlighting some great stories of success, as well as shining light on some of the people who help to make Ribble Valley such a welcoming place to visit. We invite you to nominate a star! For more information or to confirm your intention …

Group Travel Sales Workshop

RVTA Tourism Party

Ribble Valley Tourism Party Thursday 23rd November 2017 at Bashall Barn. 7 for 7.30 pm Entertained by the legendary Swing Commanders. Tickets are£25 and include a welcome drink and supper Please email tom.pridmore@ribblevalley.gov.uk

Members Event at the Red Pump

Members Event at the Red Pump – Tourism Sales and Marketing – details to follow  

AGM and Stars in Tourism Awards 2018

Executive Committee

Executive Committee

“How to market your business and win more sales” Members Meeting

Members Meeting 26TH July 2017 at 10:00-12 noon “How to market your business and win more sales” Led By: Hayley Caine (BA Hons) Business Adviser, Coach, Mentor & Sales Trainer and Anne Wiliamson of ‘lucrative Marketing’ At the Red Pump                                        Clitheroe Road                                             Bashall Eaves                                            Clitheroe, Lancashire,                                   BB7 3DA Kind invitation …

Ribble Valley Tourism Party

Ribble Valley Tourism Party Thursday 23rd November 2017 at Bashall Barn. 7 for 7.30 pm Entertained by the legendary Swing Commanders. Tickets are£25 and include a welcome drink and supper Please email tom.pridmore@ribblevalley.gov.uk

Awards 2017

Awards 2017 Awards 2017 Online

Awards 2018

We are delighted to present the Stars in Tourism Awards for 2018! The Awards celebrate the achievements and creativity of businesses, teams and individuals, and took place at Mytton Fold Hotel, on Friday 23rd March 2018. Nomination Nomination   Awards Online Edition Winners  

Nomination

This is your opportunity to nominate a star in tourism! 

Winners

Let us present you with Ribble Valley Tourism Awards Winners for 2018: The Ribble Valley Tourism Awards are a celebration of just some of the many good things happening in this area. These awards are not necessarily designed to determine the ‘best of’, but more to recognise achievement, innovation, good …

Annual General Meeting and Stars awards Mytton Fold Hotel 2018

GDPR Workshop

Directory of Members

Networking Meeting – The Ribble Valley Food Offer

Networking Meeting The Ribble Valley Food Offer and Luncheon meeting – Freemasons Wiswell 28th June 2018 A networking meeting with a food flavour 11.00 – 12.30 Followed by a lunchtime (12.30-) treat  especially prepared by Award winning Chef Stephen Smith. This is a unique opportunity at a unique venue.Lunch – …

Members Meeting Clitheroe Castle

Members Meeting Clitheroe Castle 9th October 2018 Attendance Free. A members’ networking event hosted at the iconic Clitheroe Castle, with a chance to tour the museum.

Welcome to Stonyhurst – Networking Meeting

Welcome to Stonyhurst 8th January 2019 A members’ networking event at the stunning Stonyhurst College including a tour of some of the latest developments including the museum. The business meeting will be focussing on issues relating to staffing, skills and recruitment. (10 – 11 a.m.) There will then be an …

Annual General Meeting at Holmes Mill

The Annual General Meeting and Stars in Tourism Awards will be held on the 29th March 2019 at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe, hosted by James Places.

Create Longridge

Take part in the third Create Longridge. Here artists will be competing for a first prize of £2000! This event will place on the 14th – 21st July 2018. Go to  http://www.createlongridge.co.uk/ to register.  

Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show

The Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show is not to be missed and is a fun-filled family day out. It will be held on the 7th July 2018 at The Showfield, Lower Lane, Longridge, PR3 3SQ. Prices: Adult – £8, Children (12-16 years old) – £6, Children under the age of …

Chipping Agricultural Show 2018

The Chipping Agricultural Show is something for all the family. Enjoy watching cattle and sheep castles, sheep racing, dog show, tug of war competition and much more. This event takes place for ONE DAY ONLY on the 25th August 2018 – don’t miss out! Entry Fees: Adult – £10.00 and …

Ribchester Roman Festival

The annual Ribchester Roman Festival is on the 7th – 8th July 2018. Enjoy exciting military displays, demonstrations and exhibitions about Roman life. Children can dress up in Roman Armour and Roman snacks will be available. For more information visit their website: http://ribchesterromanmuseum.org/    

Royal Lancashire Show 2018

The traditional equestrian and outdoor pursuits show has a number of new features this year, which includes the fantastic Children’s Village. This will certainly be a brilliant family day out. The show will take place from the 20th – 22nd July at Salesbury Hall, Ribchester. Tickets are available to purchase …

Ribble Valley Mod Weekender

This annual event combines live music extravaganzas, scooters of all kinds and like-minded people. The Ribble Valley Mod Weekender will be held at various venues in Clitheroe from the 21st – 23rd September 2018. Keep up-to-date on Facebook /Ribble-Valley-Mod-Weekender.

Food Networking Event

The latest RVTA Member’s networking meeting was held at the Freemasons Wiswell. Rachel Wilcock. Principal Officer (food) Trading Standards Service Lancashire County Council gave a presentation on the latest guidance relating to food allergies. Rachel’s presentation can be found in the downloads page. The film shown can be seen at: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/lancan/resources/a-day-in-the-life-of-chloe/ More …

RVTA Application Form

Application Form

Rachel Wilcock’s Guidance Control of Allergens in the Kitchen

Ribble Valley Tourism Association

Information Sheet

Stars in Tourism – Application Form

Ribble Valley Jazz Festival

Celebrating its 10th year, the festival offers the best in Jazz and is an opportunity to dance and tap along to great music from national an international artists in venues around Clitheroe. http://www.rvjazzandblues.co.uk

Chipping Steam Fair

A three-day event of classic vehicles and family fun, with the traditional values of a steam fair at its heart. http://www.chippingsteamfair.com

Slaidburn Steam and Vintage Vehicle Display

An opportunity to view Steam Engines, the Original Bounty Bus, and an array of vintage vehicles including cars and tractors, with free admission in the heart of the Hodder Valley.

Cloudspotting Music & Arts Festival

Cloudspotting is unlike any other festival. The beauty is in its intimacy. Located deep in Lancashire largest forest, Cloudspotting offers a wonderful escape in a totally exclusive backto-nature experience shared with a few hundred like-minded souls.

Goosnargh & Longridge Agricultural Show

Entertainment for the whole family at a traditional country show with a packed schedule of cattle competitions, live music, children’s activities and much more…

Beat-Herder Festival

‘Herd ‘em up!’ at the annual summer music extravaganza! With 17 areas of music and entertainment to explore it’s guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.

Ribchester Roman Festival

Immerse yourself in everything Roman as award winning re-enactment societies mount and perform battle displays on the site where a Roman cavalry fort once stood.

Clitheroe Food Festival

An annual showcase of the delicious produce from local food and drink suppliers. Culinary stalls take over the town and invite you to explore and taste.

Chipping Agricultural Show

Something for all the family! With main ring events, food and drink stalls and children’s entertainment, it’s a day to celebrate all aspects of rural life.

Hodder Valley Show

Now in its 75th year, the agricultural and horticultural show will be held in Newton-inBowland in 2019. A vibrant show case for native and continental breeds of cattle and sheep, and an opportunity to browse fantastic exhibits from gardeners, bakers, floral artists and local schoolchildren

Ribble Valley Scooter Rally

An annual event bringing together live music, like-minded people, and scooters of all kinds

Alden Cottage

Alden Cottage is an idyllic 17th Century holiday cottage, offering award-winning Self-Catering accommodation. The cottage is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 1 mile north of Stonyhurst College, near Hurst Green and 4 miles south west of Clitheroe in Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley & Forest of Bowland. Address:  Alden …

Bashall Barn Weddings Logo

Bashall Barn

Restaurant, coffee shop, ice cream parlour and farm shop in the day amazing marriage and wedding venue at night!  Founded in 2001 as a small rural farm shop the business expanded in 2009 into a Food Visitor Centre. Voted by Rose Prince as one of the top 50 farm shops in …

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 …

Browsholme Hall

Browsholme Hall is the oldest surviving family home in Lancashire – is the ancestral home of the Parker Family, who have lived there since it was built in 1507. Browsholme Hall is a nationally important Grade I listed historic house. The Hall has a pre-eminent collection of historically associated antiques, …

Chestnut Cottage

Delightful cottage in the grounds of the owners home, extended in 2017, its own off road parking with spectacular views of Pendle Hill from the new sunroom. Well equipped to a high standard with three TVs, washing machine, free wi-fi and bed linen/towels provided. There are two bedrooms (one twin …

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 …

Cobden Farm B&B

There is a warm welcome for guests to our farmhouse B&B on our working, family farm, on the hillside overlooking the beautiful Sabden valley and Pendle Hill, in the Forest of Bowland AONB. We are within five miles of Clitheroe, Burnley and Pendle. We have two en suite rooms designed …

Eaves Hall

Eaves Hall

Welcome to Eaves Hall, without a doubt one of the finest exclusive use wedding venues in the North West. A glorious building surrounded by beautiful gardens set amidst the simply stunning countryside of the Ribble Valley. The thoughtfully updated interiors have been designed to bring out the best of the …

Foxfields Country Hotel

Situated in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Foxfields Country Hotel has a total of 44 rooms, and a variety of options for guests to choose from to ensure their stay is as comfortable and well-suited to their needs as possible. The hotel has comprehensive spa facilities, including a swimming …

Hackings Caravan Park

For those who seek peace and tranquillity in a delightful country setting this is the ideal location, set in 20 acres of mature parkland in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley. Our park is personally supervised by ourselves, (Wendy, Linden and Wendy) as resident owners and our sole aim …

Higher Gills Farm

If you want a complete escape from the stress and strain of modern life, a holiday at Higher Gills Farm could be just what you need. Situated at the foot of Pendle Hill, Higher Gills Farm offers magnificent panoramic views of the Forest of Bowland, and the Ribble Valley from …

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. Address: Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe BB7 1EB Website: www.holmesmill.co.uk …

Inch Perfect Trials

On the back of the success of the display team, and due to a high demand, Inch Perfect Trials also run a full range of experience and training days suitable for aged 7 upwards and all ability levels. Based in the beautiful Ribble Valley, just 20 minutes out of Clitheroe …

Live Magazines

Our consumer and corporate readers aspire to the finer things in life and enjoy discovering more about the area in which they live, work and play. The Live Magazines Ltd titles deliver original editorials covering the latest in fashion, travel, beauty, business, sport, interiors, motoring, culture and property. Live Ribble …

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 …

Lowsun Lodges

Based in the heart of Lancashire Ribble Valley beneath the infamous Pendle Hill, LowSun lodges are set in secluded countryside within walking distance of Clitheroe Town Centre, with excellent motorway and train links. Address: Lowsun Lodges, Upbrooks Farm, Clitheroe, BB7 1PL Website: www.lowsunlodges.co.uk Telephone: 01200 428392 or 07973473929 Email: lawseupbrooks@aol.com

Meadow Cottages

Nestled in the courtyard of Hill Top Farm behind secure electric gates and a 200 yd tree lined private drive, Meadow Cottage offers truly luxurious self-catering accommodation for all types of guests. It is a true rural hideaway but with all the comforts of home. Offering a stunning 180 ° …

Mitton Hall

A stunning country house hotel in the heart of the Ribble Valley. A breathtaking wedding venue that redefines romance. A restaurant that exudes charm. Welcome to Mitton Hall. Mitton Hall hosts everything from fabulous cocktail evenings with live music to barbecues, family events and wedding fairs. Address: Mitton Hall, Mitton Road, …

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 …

Mytton Fold Lounge Bar

Mytton Fold Hotel

Mytton Fold Hotel is a family owned, private hotel with a stylish new look. Contemporary spaces have been created and the hotel now enjoys modern, luxurious comfort whilst retaining the character of its stone buildings. Situated in the heart of the glorious Ribble Valley, the hotel boasts 34 en-suite bedrooms …

Northcote

Northcote is a renowned country house hotel situated on the edge of the Ribble Valley. Offering 26 imaginative and inspired rooms which exude highly individual character. Enhance your dining experience with an overnight stay and wake up to one of Northcote’s famous Lancashire breakfasts. Address: Northcote Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, …

Oakdean Cottages

Oakdean Cottages are the perfect place from which to enjoy special interest holidays. Much of our Ribble Valley location lies within The Forest of Bowland, an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fishing breaks are available and we are perfectly located for the River Loud, River Hodder and River Ribble. …

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: …

Precious at Whalley

PRECIOUS is a small independent boutique shop, situated in the picturesque Ribble Valley town of Whalley, Lancashire. Handpicked items from all across Europe, make this shop unique in jewellery, clothing, accessories and much much more. Address: 33 King Street, Whalley, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9SP Website: www.preciousatwhalley.co.uk Telephone: 01254 822620 Email: info@preciousatwhalley.co.uk

Red Pump Inn

Amidst the outstanding natural beauty of the Forest of Bowland this picturesque country inn sits at the heart of the tiny village of Bashall Eaves. We offer a luxury B&B experience and are fast establishing a fine reputation for the quality of our steak restaurant. Address: Clitheroe Road, Bashall Eaves, Clitheroe, …

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 …

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 …

Rimington Leisure Park

Located in the heart of the Ribble Valley and rural Lancashire, Rimington Leisure Park offers a location that provides peace, tranquillity and relaxation. Offering a variety of services such as Holiday Home Ownership, Holiday Home Hire and Touring Pitches, Rimington Leisure Park is the ideal country escape. Plenty of surrounding …

Salar Media

If you need content for magazines or websites, organic SEO or social media, we can help. We can also source or shoot photos and video and we can write engaging copy for brochures, advertisements and direct marketing. Basically, we’re happy to tackle pretty much anything that involves words and pictures. …

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. …

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 …

Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst College is a coeducational Roman Catholic independent school, adhering to the Jesuit tradition, on the Stonyhurst Estate, Lancashire, England. It occupies a Grade I listed building. The school has been fully co-educational since 1999. The college was founded in 1593 by Father Robert Persons SJ at St Omer, at …

The Emporium

Housed in an imposing former chapel in the heart of town, the Emporium is part restaurant, part interior design superstore. 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, drinking and shopping. Pop in …

The Fromm Shoppe

The Fromm Shoppe is based in the growing and fashionable Ribble Valley, Lancashire. Claire Fromm photographs Weddings, Fashion & Events throughout the North West UK and also Newborn, Mum-To-Be at her studio in the picturesque village of Whalley. As a professional photographer and designer for over 10 years, Claire’s style …

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 …

The Inn At Whitewell 

The Inn at Whitewell is an old fashioned rural Inn, welcoming to all, providing 23 bedrooms of some glamour, seriously good local ingredients cooked well and a noteworthy selection of drinks. Address:Inn at Whitewell, Clitheroe, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, BB7 3AT Website: www.innatwhitewell.com Telephone: 01200 448222 Email: reception@innatwhitewell.com

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: …

The Out Barn at Clough Bottom

The Out Barn at Clough Bottom is a unique, exclusive, away from it all location ideal for hosting Private Functions, Events and Conferences. The Out Barn is family owned and run. It is part of Clough Bottom Farm and is available 50 weeks of the year for celebrations. The Out …

The Shippon Luxury Holiday Let

This detached beautifully presented Shippon has been tastefully converted by the owners, with close attention to detail, including oak engineered flooring, exposed brick walls and beams. Added to this is the benefit of a contemporary wood burning stove, fully equipped modern kitchen, an outdoor hot tub and complimentary Wi-fi.All the …

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The Shireburn Arms

Located in the picturesque village of Hurst Green, The Shireburn Arms is a 17th Century hostelry offering stunning views, beautiful accommodation and locally produced food. Original architectural features cosy up to contemporary fittings and fabrics to create a unique yet homely feel. Address: The Shireburn Arms Hotel, Whalley Rd, Hurst Green, …

The Spread Eagle

An unassuming but attractive coaching Inn nestling within the Forest of Bowland, an Area of outstanding natural beauty, in the heart of the Ribble Valley. On one side of the building flows the River Ribble, on the other are the remains of the C12th Cistercian Sawley Abbey, and from a …

Three Rivers Woodland Park

Set in 22 acres of its own ancient woodland, with stunning views of Pendle Hill and the surrounding countryside, Three Rivers is a real country escape and still only a couple of miles from the picturesque market town of Clitheroe. The sites 50 week holiday home or year round residential …

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 …

Waddington Arms 

Standing in the middle of the village from which it takes its name The Waddington Arms is very much at the heart of life in the fabulous Ribble Valley. Located beside an ancient stone bridge over a babbling brook at the heart of the picture postcard village of Waddington, the …

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 …

Awards 2019

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Stars in Tourism 2019

Stars in Tourism 2019

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 …

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Bonnygrass Cottage

Bonnygrass is a newly refurbished stone built terraced cottage in the centre of Clitheroe dating back to the 1800’s available for holiday rental. Backing onto the Castle grounds and set back from the road, the cottage is perfect for a luxurious stay in the beautiful Ribble Valley. The cottage strikes …

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Clerk Laithe

Family run Clerk Laithe Lodge in the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, was newly opened in Spring 2014 offering superior bed and breakfast accommodation in spacious en-suite rooms. Guests will enjoy excellent home cooked food for Breakfast, Lunch or Evening Meals. A warm welcome is …

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Harrison and Drury

Situated in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Harrison Drury’s Clitheroe office is in the perfect location to provide legal advice for all individuals and businesses in East Lancashire. The opening of Harrison Drury’s fifth office in Clitheroe in late 2014 continued our terrific expansion of services throughout the North …

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Little Oakhurst

Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a glamping holiday and unwind in our cosy and luxurious Yurts. Set within a friendly working Farm in the heart of the Ribble Valley. We offer 2 secluded  Yurts which are on a small meadow, that offers chilled out …

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Ribble Valley Country Cottages

Nestled within the beautiful Ribble Valley and Bowland Hills, in the picture perfect village of Waddington, you will find two charming Ribble Valley holiday cottages, lovingly created with character and attention to detail. The Granary and Fellside Cottage are both luxurious and cosy at the same time, letting you sink into blissful …

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Ribble Valley View

Our stylish and contemporary designed lodges feature all the comforts of home and much more. Perfect for a romantic break or family holiday. Enjoy fully-furnished kitchens, king-sized beds, fluffy towels and fresh cotton linen. Sit back, relax and make yourself at home. Address: Old Langho Road, Old Langho, Lancashire, BB6 8AW …

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Lower Buck

The Lower Buck is an independent, English Country Inn in our wonderful village, Waddington, that is family owned.  The family have a group of chefs, restaurateurs, and designers who collectively believe in delivering wonderful service and hospitality. Joined together by their love of home cooked food, cask ale, travel and …

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Lower Buck – Accommodation

The Lower Buck has two king sized double rooms with ensuite and a holiday cottage offering three rooms that can accommodate six people in the heart of Waddington Lancashire. The rooms and holiday cottage are perfect for couples and families who love stunning scenery, good food and great walking quite …

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Middle Flass Lodge

Welcome to Middle Flass Lodge. We are situated in the peaceful Ribble Valley at the heart of the Forest of Bowland. Surrounded by beautiful open countryside, abundant with many species of birds and wildlife, this is the perfect place for anyone to relax and unwind. The Lodge was originally a …

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Knowle Top Studios

Knowle Top Studios is a fine art gallery located in the heart of Lancashire’s market town of Clitheroe. The gallery is home to the photography of Irene Amiet and Duncan Phillips, offering collector’s prints, gifts, fabrics and decor, all uniquely printed with Duncan’s and Irene’s images. Work portrays views of …

Chicken Shed

We would be delighted to welcome you for a stay in the Chicken Shed, our luxury boutique self catering on the side of Pendle Hill. We constructed this industrial-chic converted barn on the ruins of an old farm outbuilding and used the original stones as well as beams and structural …

About the RVTA

Get to know us better. Get to know the RVTA. The Ribble Valley Tourism Association (RVTA) supports visitor economy based businesses in the Ribble Valley. By joining your local tourism association you open yourself and your business to the opportunity of networking with like-minded businesses in the area. There are …

Awards 2020

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Ribble Valley Tourism Guide 2020

Ribble Valley Tourism Guide 2020

Response and Recovery Plan for Tourism and Hospitality

Advice for Tourism Businesses Relating to the Covid19 Pandemic

Grant Aid and Financial Support Small Business and Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grants The latest grant support information has been published on the Ribble Valley Borough Council website. It is important that all eligible businesses make their application as soon as possible. Follow this link to the correct page. Please …

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The Swan at Whalley

The perfect place to eat, drink, sleep and adventure in the heart of the Ribble Valley. Open daily with food served from breakfast through to 9pm. Join us in our traditional bar serving up the best hospitality. Hand pulled cask beers, premium lagers, ciders, wines and spirits available. Fancy a …

Whalley Warm and Dry

Situated in the picturesque village of Whalley in the Ribble Valley, we are a multi-award winning, family run outdoor shop and one of the best places in the country to purchase footwear and clothing specifically designed for the very changeable British weather. Founded in 2000 by Jon Smith, Whalley Warm …

Little Biz Marketing

Whether it is the time or the expertise you are lacking, Little Biz Marketing offers you cost-effective, hands-on support, giving you more time to focus on running your business. A Lancashire lass based in the Ribble Valley – a professional marketer who is passionate about understanding businesses helping them succeed …

COVID-19 Secure advice and risk assessment for hospitality businesses – DRAFT

COVID-19 Secure advice and risk assessment for hospitality businesses – DRAFT

James’ Places Covid 19 The New Normal

Quality in Tourism

Dale Hey Touring Park

Friendly, privately owned, family run non-residential touring site. Benefiting from open, scenic fields with panoramic views of Pendle hill. Dale Hey offers a fantastic location for families, walkers and those who love the countryside. Our 12-acre broad leaved woodland (planted in 2003) has paths which are clearly marked so that …

Merrybent Hill

Merrybent Hill Luxury B&B

Merrybent Hill is located in a peaceful rural situation just outside Slaidburn.  Our accommodation offers a stunning characterful bedroom with super-king bed, a seating area, and a luxurious contemporary bathroom with large bath and separate rain shower. We also have a double room with a fabulous separate private bathroom. There …

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 …

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 …

Northwood Leisure

Walter and Lisa welcome you to their small, picturesque, adults only holiday park situated in the Ribble Valley. Open from 8/3-6/1.In a fantastic scenic location a 10 minute drive from the Trough of Bowland AONB and conveniently a 10 minute drive from the M6 motorway. Brilliant local restaurants a 3 …

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Spinning Block Hotel, Bar and Grill

Welcome to the 1823 Spinning Block Hotel at Holmes Mill – a stunning conversion of the oldest building within the site to create 39 individually designed and decorated bedrooms in the centre of Clitheroe, and at the heart of the Ribble Valley. Celebrate the renaissance of a landmark building lovingly …

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Bramley Farm

Converted from a 19th century barn, these holiday homes, are situated on the owners’ working sheep farm and set in 170 acres of environmentally managed farmland in the heart of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Barn and Bramble Cottage are semi-detached and the Stable stands …

Calfs Head

Calfs Head

Nestled at the foot of Pendle Hill in the conservation village of Worston, seemingly far away from the hustle and bustle but In reality only a quarter of a mile from the A59 is our picturesque country inn at the heart of the village. The Inn boasts stunning views of …

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Waddow Hall

Waddow Hall is a 17th-century manor house set in 180 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking the River Ribble. We provide: Catered or self-catering indoor accommodation Fully equipped or unequipped campsites Excellent conference rooms and training facilities An extensive range of exciting outdoor activities under supervision of qualified instructors A well-stocked …

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Saetr Garden Cottage

Saetr Garden Holiday Cottage is a delightful hideaway retreat for two within the award winning Bowland hamlet of Harrop Fold near Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley. Enjoy the stunning garden, watch trout jumping in the lake and the view of Grindleton and Harrop Fells beyond. The Saetr Garden Holiday Cottage …

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Cross Lane Caravan and Camping Park, Waddington

Cross Lane Caravan and Camping Park is situated on the southern fringe of the Forest of Bowland (area of outstanding natural beauty), nestling at the foot of Waddington Fell with outstanding views over Pendle Hill and the Ribble Valley. The site is located at Gannies Farm, Cross Lane Waddington which …

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Coach and Horses Bolton by Bowland

The Coach & Horses, a traditional Coaching Inn with seven beautifully created bedrooms, set in the idyllic village of Bolton by Bowland in the heart of the Ribble Valley. Each of the bedrooms is unique, decorated in a style befitting a traditional Coaching Inn. Ideas, based on impressions of years …

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Wigwam® Holidays Ribble Valley

If you are looking for a beautiful rural location for relaxing and getting away from it all, look no further, Wigwam® Holidays Ribble Valley have just what you are looking for. Gorgeous views across the valley looking at the majestic Pendle Hill, Longridge Fell and Hurst Green the area that …

Stars in Tourism 2021

Stars in Tourism 2021

Stars in Tourism 2021

Stars in Tourism 2021

Aspinall Arms

They have a large bar at the heart of the pub serving a selection of cask ales, a back bar shelf crammed with malts and gins and an extensive wine list, all sourced and selected locally where we can. Our chef team develop seasonal menus with a spine of freshly …

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Bowland Retreat Lodges

Bowland Retreat Lodges are offering a collection of self – catered luxury lodges with Jacuzzi hot tubs. ​A contemporary, stylish retreat where you can escape to the stunning countryside as well as access close by amenities. Whether this is indulging in local craft beers, exquisite dining or enjoying famous walking …

Clitheroe Chamber of Trade

Clitheroe Chamber are an active business chamber funded by it’s members and organised by a dedicated team of volunteers. To contact the chamber please email the secretary on secretary@clitheroechamber.co.uk. Website http://www.visitclitheroe.co.uk/clitheroeChamber/clitheroeChamber.aspx?page=clitheroe-chamber Address 38 Whalley Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire  BB7 1AW  

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  

Sarah Blake

Sarah Blake

Freelance writer Highly versatile writer, with over 21 years of experience producing copy for a huge variety of genres and audiences. Skill base includes consumer journalism, business articles, blog writing, website copy, SEO writing, marketing copy and academic essays. I have worked in-house, agency side and freelance, across a multitude …

Primrose Nature Reserve

Primrose Community Nature Trust owns and manages the Primrose Nature Reserve for the benefit of the community and wildlife. It is perhaps the most exciting development of a community space in the town since the Castle Grounds were purchased by the Council in 1920. Despite being severely neglected, the site …

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Number 10 Literature and Lifestyle

  Based in Clitheroe, Lancashire, Number 10 is one of only two independent bookshops in the UK specialising in contemporary and classic crime and thriller fiction, together with true crime. … Number 10 also stocks books for babies, children and young adults and can order any book for you, not just crime! …

Stirk House

Stirk House

A destination dining experience offering all-day dining to both residents and non-residents of the Stirk House hotel. We only use fresh, seasonal ingredients produced by the finest artisan suppliers in the area or foraged from our own 22 acres of grounds. Our food is earthy, honest and completely representative of …

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Stay in Clitheroe

Luxury self-catering in the heart of Clitheroe. A grade 2 listed Georgian building has been beautifully restored to provide accommodation sleeping up to 8, 4 in each 2 bed, 2 bath apartment. Original features, including high ceilings, spacious rooms and stunning windows house very modern, stylish and well equipped interiors. …

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Gibbon Bridge

Gibbon Bridge grew from Janet’s dream of a tea shop to what it is today – 36 years later – a four star country hotel with an established reputation for good food and luxury. It is the ideal place for lunch, or dinner and offers excellent value for money in …

Higher Trapp

Higher Trapp

Nestled in four acres of magnificent terraced gardens situated in the Pendle Valley, Higher Trapp House enjoys an elevated position and panoramic views across the Lancashire countryside and offers charm, comfort and luxury. Higher Trapp is the perfect choice for business and leisure, ideal for conferences and team-building workshops, luxury …

Holden Clough

Holden Clough Nurseries

Set in the scenic hamlet of Holden near Bolton-by-Bowland, Holden Clough Nursery is known across the country for growing award-winning hardy plants. Whether it is Perennials, Shrubs, Alpines or maybe something a bit more unusual, we grow everything at Holden Clough Nursery!   Website holdencloughnursery.com Address Holden Clough Nurseries Holden, …

Melt

Melt have been hand making scented candles and reed diffusers since December 2000 from idyllic and peaceful rural premises in the heart of the Ribble Valley. Since then, Melt have naturally expanded from luxury home fragrances and now also offer organic body, skincare and perfumery products. Website www.themeltco.com/ Address Melt, Twitter Lane, Waddington, Lancashire, …

Ribble Valley Retreat

Luxury Glamping Accommodation in Ribble Valley. Ribble Valley Retreat gives you the perfect blend of a natural hideaway and a base to discover all this area has to offer. Take advantage of the train station opposite the entrance with the short rail connections to neighbouring Whalley and Clitheroe. Website www.ribblevalleyretreat.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 …

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 …

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 …

Whalley Chamber of Trade

Formed almost twenty years ago, Whalley Chamber of Trade is a thriving ‘club’, growing in popularity. Run by a group of enthusiastic local business people and enjoying the unswerving help and support of Councillor Joyce Holgate, the Chamber continues to expand each month. With its members from Whalley and the surrounding villages, …

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 …

RVTA Members Meeting at Freemasons 2018

2018 – RVTA Members Meeting at Freemasons

GDPR Workshop at Waddow Hall 2018

2018 – GDPR Workshop at Waddow Hall

2018 – Annual General Meeting and Stars awards Mytton Fold Hotel

Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards 2018

2018 – Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards

Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards 2017

2017 – Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards

Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards 2016

2016 – Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards

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Wild Food Foraging for Mushrooms Event 2015

2015 – Wild Food Foraging for Mushrooms Event

Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards 2015

Tapas night at Millstone at Mellor

2015 – Tapas night at Millstone at Mellor

Directory of Members – Wedding Venues

Directory of Members – Other

Directory of Members – Food Venues

Directory of Members – Attractions

Directory of Members – Accommodation

News

  The Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards is a way of celebrating some great success stories and shine a light on some of the people who make Ribble Valley such a welcoming place to visit. Nominations for the 2022 are now invited, please follow this link to make a …

2020 tourism awards

Awards 2020 Online

Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards 2020 Like many events over the last year, the Ribble Valley Tourism Awards have had to adapt and do things slightly differently. However, the celebration and enthusiasm for Ribble Valley’s wealth of tourism talent and innovation remains as present as ever, and great joy …

Awards 2019 Online

We are delighted to present the Stars in Tourism Awards for 2019! 2019 STARS IN TOURISM New Enterprise Wigwam Holidays Ribble Valley. Dinkley Transformational Tourism Awards Coach and Horses, Bolton by Bowland Transformational Tourism Award is Bashall Barn New Event of the Year Ribble Valley Live Music Festival Creative Event Artwalk Clitheroe Rising …

Awards 2017 Online

Each year, the Ribble Valley Tourism Association celebrates local tourism talent, innovation and success of enterprises such as restaurants, hotels and attractions. This year, the Ribble Valley Tourism Stars were out in force for a special celebratory evening hosted at Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Chipping. The awards are unique in that …

Ribble Valley Tourism Awards 2015 Online edition

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Ribble Valley Tourism Awards 2014 Online edition

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Welcome to Stonyhurst

Welcome to Stonyhurst Tuesday 8th January 2019 Meeting Theme – Promoting Employment in Tourism and Hospitality

Annual General Meeting

Annual General  Meeting 29th March 2019 at 11a.m. Holmes Mill

Member’s Networking Meeting ‘Empowering the Future Workforce’

‘Empowering the Future Workforce’ at Mitton Hall Hotel, Mitton 2nd July 2019 10am – 12 Noon Programme 10.00 a.m.         Arrive – Coffee and pastries 10.15 a.m.         Introductions & welcome – Amanda Dowson RVTA 10.20 a.m.          Franki Johnson, Director ‘Embrace Change Ltd’ ‘Empowering the Future Workforce’ Franki Johnson specialises in employee …

Member’s Networking Meeting – Mental Health in the Workplace

at the Outbarn at Clough Bottom  Webinar due to Covid 19 9th October 2019 10am – 12 Noon You are invited to a members’ networking event Programme 10.00 a.m.         Arrive – Coffee and pastries 10.15 a.m.         Introductions & welcome – Amanda Dowson RVTA 10.20 a.m.          Kris Midgley, Business Development …

Ribble Valley Tourism Awards 2020

Ribble Valley is a wonderful and unique visitor destination and we are very proud of our many quality tourism businesses that make it so special. The Ribble Valley Tourism Association (RVTA) is a collection of these very same businesses, including: Accommodation, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, and visitor attractions, each of which …

Ribble Valley Tourism Awards 2019

2019 – Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards

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Everything Retreat

Luxury lodge retreat nestled in the beautiful Ribble valley, Lancashire. Concierge service, Couples retreat for those looking for the ultimate break. Address: Everything Retreat, Pendle View Lodges, Primrose Lane, Mellor, BB2 7EQ Website: Everything Retreat – Coming Soon (everything-retreat.com Email: louise@everything-retreat.com

Awards 2022

Stars in Tourism Awards 2022 Online Edition:    Awards 2022

Awards 2022 Online

The Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards is a way of highlighting some great success stories and shine a light on some of the people who make Ribble Valley such a welcoming place to visit. The Tourism awards are a great opportunity to nominate an individual, group or business for …