FOREST OF BOWLAND AND THE RIBBLE VALLEY – A designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’
Enjoy a leisurely stroll by the riverside or even take an adventurous hike across the beautiful Bowland fells, Ribble Valley is the perfect location for those who love the great outdoors but also enjoy warm and welcoming hospitality.
Also known as the food heaven capital of the North, Ribble Valley offers a selection of fabulous foods at beautifully unique and memorable restaurants, along with an array of fun-loving wine bars to suit all tastes, dotted around the region. With high-dining options, from Michelin-starred chefs to family-friendly restaurants serving authentic dishes from around the world, you can enjoy high-quality and home-grown produce at a venue of your choice
Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a family trip, visiting with friends or on business, there is so much for you to love in Ribble Valley.
Discover heritage sites, such as the famous 14th century Whalley Abbey, the ancient Clitheroe Castle and many medieval churches. The Roman Museum at Ribchester is a truly fascinating insight into the Roman occupation of Lancashire and Great Britain.
And not to forget popular art, music and food festivals, which are certainly not to be missed You may also be aware that if you do fall in love with Ribble Valley, you will be in the very best company – the Queen is alleged to have told her biographer that she and Prince Philip yearn to retire to the area, one day in the future!
In a recent Sunday Times poll, the Ribble Valley was voted as one of the best places to live in the UK and provides an amazing destination for tourists from Uk and throughout the world.
With charming rural villages, lovely rural walks, country inns and breath-taking scenery, the heart of Lancashire provides a truly memorable holiday experience.
How to spend a long weekend in The Ribble Valley – The Telegraph