Pendle Heritage Centre - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Pendle Heritage Centre
This is a site dedicated to the heritage of Pendle Hill, its Royal Forest, and the Boroughs of Blackburnshire which surround it. The heritage centre occupies Park Hill, a two-story former farmhouse that has a 1661 date stone but was developed over an extended period between the 16th century and the beginning of the 18th century. The center has an 18th-century walled garden and woodland walk and houses the Pendle Arts Gallery.
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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum
4.86km from Pendle Heritage Centre
Queen Street Mill, a late C19 textile weaving mill with later additions, is listed at Grade I for the following principal reasons: * Rarity: Queen Street Mill is claimed to be the last surviving working C19 steam-powered textile weaving mill in the world. Unique in being the world's only surviving operational steam-driven weaving shed, it received an Engineering Heritage Award in November 2010.
5.92km from Pendle Heritage Centre
Pendle Hill, a prominent limestone hill, rises to 1,831 feet above the towns of Clitheroe and Whalley. It is still an untamed place, full of mystery and infamous as the home of the Pendle Witches who were tried and executed for witchcraft in 1612. The hill is also famous for its links to three events that took place in the 17th century: the Pendle witch trials, Richard Towneley's barometer experiment, and the vision of George Fox, which led to the foundation of the Quaker movement.
6.71km from Pendle Heritage Centre
A beautiful and formal Edwardian urban park in Burnley, Lancashire which was opened in 1930. Its features include a boating lake, paddling pool, Italian gardens, and a playground. It is more ornamental than Burnley's other parks with large numbers of flower beds and the large rose garden.
Wycoller Country Park
7.14km from Pendle Heritage Centre
Wycoller Country Park is one of the prettiest Country Parks in Lancashire. The area is famous for its association with the Brontè sisters who referred to many of the nearby landmarks in books such as "Wuthering Heights" and "Jane Eyre". It has many footpaths leading to local beauty spots which include Bank House and Wycoller Beck.
7.94km from Pendle Heritage Centre
Boulsworth Hill is a large expanse of moorland, the highest point of the South Pennines of south-eastern Lancashire, England, separating the Borough of Pendle from Calderdale. It was one of the beatiful location in this area and it offers a nice trekking area too.
National Trust - Gawthorpe Hall
7.96km from Pendle Heritage Centre
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.
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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.