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Whalley Abbey East Gatehouse

The Sands, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9TN, UK

Iconic Buildings
Monuments
Old Ruins

About Whalley Abbey East Gatehouse

This 14th century gatehouse belonged to the nearby Cistercian abbey, which was once the second wealthiest monastery in Lancashire. The abbey was founded in 1296 by the De Lacy family for monks from Stanlow Abbey in Cheshire and grew to become the second most powerful abbey in Lancashire. The ruins of the abbey are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.



Attractions near Whalley Abbey East Gatehouse

Clitheroe Castle Museum5.6km from Whalley Abbey East Gatehouse

Clitheroe Castle Museum is housed in the listed steward’s house on the picturesque site of the Grade I listed Castle Keep and Scheduled Monument. Its 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.

Clitheroe Castle5.61km from Whalley Abbey East Gatehouse

A majestic castle perched above the town of Clitheroe where it has dominated the skyline for 800 years. This majestic house tells the story of the town, the formation of the landscape 350 million years ago and why the Ribble Valley is a haven for Lancashire's wildlife. Moving through the galleries,

Ribchester Roman Museum7.93km from Whalley Abbey East Gatehouse

Ribchester Roman Museum is located in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley. The museum was built above the remains of the headquarters building of the Roman Fort in 1914 and opened to the public the following year. Roman Ribchester is brought to life by dramatic displays, which contain a life size cavalryman, Roman legionary and exciting interactive exhibits.

National Trust - Gawthorpe Hall8km from Whalley Abbey East Gatehouse

A beautiful Elizabethan country house, which was built in 1600-5 for the Reverend Lawrence Shuttleworth whose family had settled at Gawthorpe at the end of the 14th century.  Inside the Hall's beautiful historic rooms show life as it was in the Victorian period for the Kay-Shuttleworth family and have a homely feel, despite the grandeur of the building. The hall is financed and run by the National Trust in partnership with Lancashire County Council.

Oswaldtwistle Mills8.36km from Whalley Abbey East Gatehouse

Oswaldtwistle Mills is an award-winning shopping village in Lancashire that has something to amaze, charm and intrigue visitors of all ages.  We have over 100 retail concessions selling everything from arts and craft supplies to gadgets to furniture to locally produced foods, and everything in between.  The company is based in an historic cotton mill in the East Lancashire village of Oswaldtwistle and was one of the first mill shopping villages in Lancashire.

Longridge Fell8.59km from Whalley Abbey East Gatehouse

Longridge Fell is the most southerly fell in England, near the town of Longridge.  It is a good example of a cuesta; the ridge has a sharp drop or escarpment on its northern side and a gentler, more varying slope on its southern side. These features make it a popular takeoff for hang-gliders and paragliders on the relatively infrequent occurrences of a northerly wind. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips.

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Lancashire is a ceremonial county and geographical area in North West England. The county has some spectacular coastal landscapes, from the stunning sweep of Morecambe bay to the gay promenade of Blackpool - a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. Morecambe bay has over 120 sq miles of mud flats, home to a wide range of sea birds and wildlife, forming an important northern winter sanctuary.