Taste Lancashire is a quality award scheme for eating establishments co-ordinated by the Lancashire Tourist Board and Quality in Tourism. Taste Lancashire acknowledges those that provide high-quality food and use local produce. Mitton Road, Mitton. With a busy live events calendar, regular special promotions, a delicious and extensive food and drinks menus, Maxwells is a very popular venue. We are a friendly family run business situated on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire. We pride ourselves in our highest quality produce home reared Aberdeen Angus Beef, Bowland Lamb, Local Pork and for Christmas, our own free range bronze turkeys.
Little Town Dairy yogurts are also made on the premises which are on sale in the farm shop. We bake our own homemade convenience meals and pies using all our own meats, all of which are available in various sizes for those quiet nights in or those family get-togethers, just another way to enjoy our quality produce at ease.
Our family working farm is also open to look around for all our customers. T: E: info littletownfarmshop.
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Making family memories There are some wonderful activities to keep your younger family members entertained whilst holidaying in Ribble Valley. From feeding meerkats and racoons, to taking part in a wildlife walk quiz, visiting a historic site or museum, embarking on a mini steam train ride, or spending a day by the river Make a day of memories at this superb acre woodland site which is located on the outskirts of pretty Chipping.
Wild boar and Longhorn cows roam the scenic woodlands and can be viewed from various aspects throughout Ribble Valley park. The Museum Trust also developed a 3D interactive visualisation of the fort and settlement. The visualisation uses game engine technology to present an interactive model of the cavalry fort and its immediate surroundings, including the bath house and vicus.
Animal petting includes baby chick stroking and hand feeding a wide range of animals including deer, llamas, goats and lambs. The weekend spectacular will be an exciting mix of Roman re-enactments, demonstrations, military displays and a general insight into everyday life during Roman times. There will also be food and gift stalls and the opportunity for children to dress up and play games in this superb summertime event. Standing high on a hill, Clitheroe Castle is a prime example of how history can be brought to life for younger members of the family.
For a full list of activities throughout the year call: or visit: www. Roman Ribchester is brought to life by dramatic displays, which contain a life size cavalryman, Roman legionary and exciting interactive exhibits. Visitors to the museum can see the granaries that were used for Ribchester Roman Museum is located on storing large volumes of wheat and other the north bank of the River Ribble a few miles upstream of Preston.
It is situated in foodstuffs. The Romans arrived in baths behind the primary school.
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The Ribchester around AD 70 and remained impressive columns that hold up the White for almost years during which time a Bull pub in the centre of the village are civilian settlement called a vicus grew up genuine Roman artefacts. The museum around the fort. The original garrison comprised Asturians from Spain but were eventually replaced in the late 2nd century by a unit from the region that is now modern Hungary.
They were Sarmatians and famed for their horse riding skills.
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The Sarmatians are also interesting because of their links with the myths and legends of King Arthur. Details can be found on our website. T: E: ribchestermuseum btconnect. Browsholme Hall, situated in the stunning countryside of the Forest of Bowland, is the oldest surviving family home in the county palatine of Lancashire. Over the next 35 years the main Hall has been gradually restored, the exterior made wind and watertight, while the interior was redecorated, furniture repaired, pictures cleaned and their frames gilded.
In , the th anniversary, plans were drawn to reuse the listed range of farm buildings on the approach to the Hall. Subsequent generations have lovingly maintained, restored and added to this unique historic house.
In , Robert, the present owner, then aged 20, inherited the Hall from his distant fourth cousin, Colonel Robert Parker. Tea room open for light refreshments. Dogs welcome. Open Day Decorated for Christmas Hall open for tours and refreshments. Admission Gardens and Tea Room May to September-every Wednesday.
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Booked parties and groups welcome at other times, by prior arrangement, including special week before Christmas 3rdth December , when Hall is decorated in style for the family. Wander through this enchanting place through its rose gardens and meet a splendid collection of small boutique businesses. Alternatively new arrival Rosie Ducks offers a very welcoming chalet style coffee shop with homemade cakes, freshly made sandwiches and light bites alongside her deli style local produce.
This wonderful setting provides you the opportunity to while away your day. On those warm or fresh winter sunny days you can park yourself outside in the gardens.
Other unique and charming huts are all well presented and ran by passionate, interesting, approachable and artistic personalities that collectively turn your visit unique and memorable. New arrival Lillygoat enhances the other gifts available throughout Stydd Gardens, selling an amazing collection of beautifully handmade jewellery from around the world. Ethically sourced collections, each with individual stories, helping to make the moment unforgettable. A garden within a garden at Stydd!
The Bee Garden Shop is open all year round for all manner of bee-related items and gardening goodies. Maureen aka The Bee Lady! Maison de Lamond eclectic interiors and gifts, as seen on the BBC, a hidden gem combining shabby chic with antiques, bespoke chalk painting masterclasses and many more seasonal delights that only encourage you to keep visiting.
Come and visit, see for yourself. Photography by Kirsten Platt - www. Alternatively, there are plenty of opportunities to join guided walks led by knowledgeable leaders, many starting and ending at some of our cosiest hostelries, ideal for post-walk refreshments!
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For the serious rambler, there is an excellent network of well-maintained public paths to explore, and for the keen long distance walker the 'Ribble Way' is a mile route with the Ribble Valley stretch of the route containing the most dramatic scenery. Of course you could always give your car a break and try one of Ribble Valley's car-free itineraries, which make use of local trails and public transport.
The Clitheroe Travel Interchange, located in the centre of the town, has bus routes out to the pretty villages and more remote locations, from where you can make your way back on foot. Here, the team strives to provide the best quality outdoor clothing and footwear, combined with best possible customer service, both online and in store.
Eagle at Sawley are good examples, together with many cottages and self-catering cottages, such as Wolfen Mill Country Retreats, Chipping.
The Derby Arms near Longridge is particularly well located as a base to explore the dramatic hills and forests around Longridge Fell. The Waddington Arms in Waddington, and the Assheton Arms in Downham, are but two of many such pubs, set in picturesque countryside with a selection of beautiful walks to enjoy. Take a look at the next few pages for some great walking ideas If you want to find out more about local walks go to www. Ribble Valley is a paradise for visitors with dogs, with plenty of amazing walks and facilities which your dog can enjoy either with or without you as there are many dog walking services available and even a dog play barn where it can be left for the day.
Hotels like the Shireburn Arms, or the Spread. Our walking friendly businesses include You can be guided by your mobile, or the route can be downloaded from the website. In addition, the Aspinall organises a popular dog walk every month, check out their website for details. Pendle Hill, one of the most dramatic landmarks in the area, is a place synonymous with witchcraft and a powerful atmosphere which has inspired artists and religious groups for generations. From the summit, you will be able to enjoy mesmerising views across Ribble Valley. One excellent starting point is Downham, where the Assheton Arms offers excellent hospitality for before and after your walk.