THE FOREST OF BOWLAND
The Forest of Bowland was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1964 because the landscape was thought to be of national importance and worthy of protection. The primary purpose of this designation is to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area, to keep the Forest of Bowland special.
PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK
In Gisburn village, just 2 miles away, you will find the White Bull, a welcoming pub that has proved popular with many of our guests (closed Mondays). There is also La Locanda, an authentic Italian restaurant, Hindelini’s, a fabulous gourmet café (open daily plus some evenings) and the Delicious Deli & Café (open until 4.45pm for hot food and 6.45pm for cakes and hot drinks). Just outside Gisburn there is Stirk House, an award winning hotel and restaurant.
In addition you can choose from a great selection of fine pubs and restaurants in The Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland, Pendle and Yorkshire, many of which are within a 20 minute drive from Foxhill. Please ask us if you would like to know more.
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TRADITIONAL ENGLISH MARKET TOWNS AND VILLAGES.
Being at the heart of England, Foxhill is surrounded by traditional English market towns and villages. All have buildings dating back hundreds of years. Our market towns and villages are full of quaint streets, small shops and traditional English Tea shops and cafés. Our market towns are noted for their friendly atmosphere with places to stroll and relax.
SKIPTON AND CLITHEROE
The Market Towns closest to us at Foxhill Barn are Clitheroe and Skipton. Both have open markets, ancient castles and churches as well as plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants. The view from the top of Clitheroe castle should not be missed.
Skipton's open market is large, with a great variety of stalls. Skipton also has attractive canal side walks and a wide range of shops. The medieval castle is fully roofed and probably the best preserved medieval castle in England.
Gisburn village web site
Clitheroe Castle, with its newly refurbished museum and 12th century keep, is a must not just for the history but also for the magnificent views over Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley.
Browsholme Hall 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.
For anyone interested in textiles National Trust's Gawthorpe Hall is a must.
KEIGHLEY AND WORTH VALLEY RAILWAY
Probably Britain's best loved preserved steam railway famous as a location for films such as the Railway Children and Yanks.
EMBSAY AND BOLTON ABBEY STEAM RAILWAY
The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway runs between Embsay Station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning Bolton Abbey Station. The 5-mile journey through the Yorkshire Dales passes Holywell Halt, a typical rural halt station. There are picnic areas at all stations.
WHITE SCAR CAVES
The longest show cave in Britain, White Scar caves is a a spectacular natural cave in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. See underground streams and waterfalls, thousands of stalactites, and the massive 200.000-year-old Battlefield Cavern. The 1 mile guided tour takes 80 minutes, with paths and lighting throughout
Stocks Reservoir is the largest fishery in the North West of England and also a superb place to go for a walk. Visit Stocks Fly Fishery website for futher information
Raygill Fishing Lakes web site
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Platform Gallery, Station Rd, Clitheroe, is a unique market place for handmade crafts from across the UK. It holds contemporary craft exhibitions, and has a beautiful selection of gifts in the Craft Shop. It also runs workshops.
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