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Located in the heart of The Ribble Valley, Lancashire, the breath-taking Stanley House neighbourhood is famous for its range and number of stunning natural attractions, historical landmarks and places of distinction.
It is not often that one region can appeal to everyone and inspire all ages and interests.
Whatever time of year you choose to visit, when deciding what to do and where to go the choices are endless.
Here is the Stanley House Hotel definitive guide to discovering an area like no other and making your stay an ultimate experience. Enjoy your journey.
Why not take a visit to a world-class spa listed in the Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels?
You don’t have to go far as it’s here on your doorstep. The award-winning Spa at Stanley House was designed by international spa consultant Neil Howard, and incorporates the very latest treatment facilities including five treatment rooms, a double treatment room with rasul, salt and aroma steam rooms, Finnish sauna, hydrotherapy pool, relaxation lounge, experience showers, gym and Pilates studio.
Stanley House is positioned in an area steeped in history. Whether you want to explore the stunning countryside or learn about our heritage we have it all. You can follow the Tolkien Trail to explore Middle Earth, climb the steps of Clitheroe Castle, learn about the Pendle Witches and visit the Ribchester’s Roman Museum. To quench your thirst we are close to an array of traditional valley inns, each with its own story to tell and selection of quality local ales.
Whether you require a relaxing Sunday stroll or an abundance of challenging walks, the Ribble Valley provides the perfect backdrop. Uncovered by J.R.R Tolkein in the 1940s, the landscape surrounding Stanley House delivers wide, rippling rivers, deep wooded conifer groves, open meadows and areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Take time to enjoy the Ribble Valley’s wealth of moorland and parkland golf courses. Stanley House Hotel and Spa is a stone’s throw from some of Lancashire’s best fairways. Pleasington, Clitheroe, Longridge, Whalley and Wilpshire all regularly gain applause from guests.
Stanley House is proud to be situated in the North West, one of the top regions in the UK for world-class golf courses. Within a 60 minute drive time you can reach the historical Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham & St, Anne’s courses, all of which continue to welcome champions, staging the Open Championships.
Fall in love with our cycle routes and follow in the tyre tracks of Sir Bradley Wiggins. Master the hills and bends of the Bowland Fell, take the family to Gisburn Forest or complete the popular Guild Wheel. Cycle routes for every type of rider means there’s just the right level of challenge and adventure round every corner.
The Ribble Valley boasts an eclectic mix of privately owned shops and family businesses all eager to welcome you. Let its thriving market towns and historic villages amaze you with a range of bespoke gifts, hand-made crafts and luxurious fashion boutiques
Stanley House is positioned in the stunning Ribble Valley countryside, why not experience it from a truly unique perspective and take in the views from above, giving you an experience like no other? Simply explore the area’s top hot air balloon company to book your bird’s eye view.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014, The Forest of Bowland is one of the Ribble Valley’s hidden gems. Explore this area of outstanding beauty as it stretches across rugged and unspoilt countryside and visit its beautiful villages, some untouched since the 16th century.
The Ribble Valley and the wider Lancashire area offer fun for all the family with an action-packed calendar of events, educational activities and quality attractions. Receive a royal welcome at its historic houses, experience life at local farms with tea rooms and traditional farm animals and visit the state-of-the-art theatre, castle and museums. If you have the time to explore Lancashire further, the county also boasts a world-class theme park, water parks and outdoor adventure parks
While Stanley House is tucked away in undulating countryside, the luxurious town of Lytham and the bright lights of Blackpool are only a short drive. Whether you would like to visit Lancashire’s cheery seaside towns, take the kids to world-class attractions or enjoy charming views and rolling sand dunes, we can help you plan your visit. Simply ask at reception for guidance or visit the links below.
Linger a little longer and get the whole Stanley House experience by dipping your toe in our thermal bathing suite, relaxing in our spa or enjoying our award-winning food and wines, all in stylish surroundings.
Our first-class facilities allow you to simply have it all right here on the hill, in the heart of the Ribble Valley.