Samlesbury Hall to Whalley Abbey Car Tour

Samlesbury Hall to Whalley Abbey Car Tour
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This tour takes you from the 14th Century timber framed Samlesbury Hall to Whalley Abbey on the banks of the River Calder. In addition to the Cistercian ruins there are pleasent gardens and a woodland river side walk.

At Whalley Abbey there is also a coffee shop, gift shop and exhibition centre. Whalley Parish Church is also worth a visit and the village has many interesting shops, several pubs and cafes.

Approx. Distance 8.5 miles (11.6 km)

Features:

  • Historic Tudor House
  • Countryside views
  • Medieval Abbey
  • River Views

Samlesbury Hall Historic House

Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall is a 14th Century Manor House. Over the years there have been many changes. It is administered by a registered charity known as the Samlesbury Hall trust whose aim is to maintain the Hall for the people of the area. The trust was founded in the 1920's when the Hall was about to be demolished. Since then the Hall has been a museum and Gallery and host to many grand functions.

Location map

Grid Ref: SD602302

Post Code: PR5 0UP

Whalley Abbey

Whalley Abbey and Village

Perched on the banks of the River Calder, Whalley is a charming village, filled with historic buildings, characterful shops and lovely cafes and restaurants.

Wander into the pretty churchyard of St Mary and All Saints parish church to see three Saxon crosses. There has been a church here since 628AD.

Whalley’s most famous sight is Whalley Abbey, whose ruins date back to the 14th century when it was a Cistercian abbey.

Whalley Cricket Ground is famous for hosting the first ‘Roses’ cricket match between Yorkshire and Lancashire, which unfortunately Yorkshire won! Explore beyond the village’s boundaries and you’ll find a wealth of walking trails including Whalley Nab Viewpoint.

Location

Grid Ref: SD731360

Samlesbury Hall

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Accommodation and Food.

Web: Samlesbury Hall

Post Code: PR5 0UP Grid Ref: SD602302

Location map

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Tour Description

This tour takes you from the 14th Century timber framed Samlesbury Hall to Whalley Abbey on the banks of the River Calder. In addition to the Cistercian ruins there are pleasant gardens and a woodland river side walk. At the Abbey there is also a coffee shop, gift shop and exhibition centre. Whalley Parish Church is also worth a visit and the village has many interesting shops, several pubs and cafes.

To start the tour turn left onto Preston New Road. By the Windmill Pub and Restaurant turn left onto Intack Lane.

Turn left onto Branch Road and At roundabout take the 1st exit onto Myerscough Smithy Road at the roundabout turn right. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A59. Continue along the A59 through Copster Green and past Northcote Manor.

At the large roundabout roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Whalley Road. Travel through Billington and then drop down then over the Calder into Whalley.

Go straight on at the mini roundabout then turn left onto Church Lane. You will pass the Parish Church on your left and arrive at Whalley Abbey.