Chorley attractions

Chorley attractions

ChorleyChorley lies in the county of Lancashire which takes its name from the city of Lancaster and is sometimes known as the County of Lancaster. To the west of the county are miles of sandy coastline with some of Britain's most popular seaside resorts, while to the east you will find open countryside, rugged fells and moorland. Lancashire is home to the Forest of Bowland, the picturesque Ribble and Lune Valleys, nature reserves and several country parks. The towns of Burnley, Blackburn and Chorley offer visitor attractions that reflect their once important role as the cotton-weaving centre of Britain.

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Attractions Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 OUP. Tel: 01254 812010. Samlesbury Hall is a 14th Century Manor House. A trust was founded in the 1920 when the Hall was about to be demolished, since then the Hall has been a museum and Gallery and Host to many Grand functions. The Hall is open to the public every day except Saturdays when we are closed for weddings. www.samlesburyhall.co.uk. About 8 miles north of Chorley.

Samlesbury Hall

Attractions Hoghton Tower Garden, Hoghton, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0SH. Tel: 01254-852986. An extensive sixteenth century house with courtyards, outbuildings and walled gardens. Probably one of the most dramatic looking houses in Lancashire. It stands proudly on its hill overlooking the surrounding countryside, an impressive sight for visitors driving up its mile long drive. See website for events and prices. www.hoghtontower.co.uk. About 6 miles north of Chorley.

Hoghton Tower Garden

Attractions SOUTH RIBBLE EXHIBITION CENTRE, LEYLAND Tel: 01772 422041.The restored 16th century Grammar School is now a museum reflecting the borough's history and is the venue for a monthly exhibitions programme. The School was one of the earliest in the county and dates from 1524. Much of the present building dates from c.1580 and is a fine example of the local timber framed construction technique. About 3 miles north of Chorley.

 SOUTH RIBBLE EXHIBITION CENTRE

Attractions The British Commercial vehicle Museum, King Steet, Leyland, Nr Preston PR25 2LE. Tel: 01772 451011. This is one of Britians most important heritage collections - a unique display of historic commercial vehicles and buses spanning a Century of truck and bus building. www.commercialvehiclemuseum.co.uk. About 3 miles north of Chorley.

The British Commercial vehicle Museum

Attractions Wigan Pier, Wallgate, Wigan, WN3 4EU. Tel: 01942 323666. Situated on the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Wigan Pier is one of the north west’s favourite visitor attractions. At the heart of The Wigan Pier Experience is The Way We Were, an authentic recreation of life in the 1900s for the people of Wigan and surrounding Lancashire. The Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine, considered to be one of ‘the world's marvels of engineering’, has now been given a new lease of life, roaring back into action in September 2004. About 8 miles south of Chorley.

Wigan Pier

Reebok Stadium/Museum

Attractions Reebok Stadium/Museum, Burnden Way, Middlebrook Leisure & Retail Park, Bolton BL6 6JW - Tel: 01204 673670. Take a look behind the scenes at the Reebok Stadium, one of the finest in Europe and the home of Bolton Wanderers. The tour begins at the interactive Museum and Tour Centre where the history of one of the founding members of the Football League is brought to life. The tour includes a visit to the players' dressing and warm-up rooms, the officials' changing rooms, the managers' dug-out and the media interview room. www.bwfc.co.uk. About 7 miles south of Chorley.

Reebok Stadium/Museum

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