Visit Rossendale

WHY VISIT THE ROSSENDALE VALLEY?

With dramatic scenery and a bold outdoor offer, the Rossendale Valley in the heart of the beautiful south Pennines of Lancashire, is family friendly and the place to explore nature and experience quality attractions.

Rossendale is the Adrenaline Valley. We have a unique collection of outdoor and adrenaline-filled activities giving locals & visitors the opportunity to get involved in distinctive sporting activities, ranging from dry slope skiing to mountain biking and long distance cycling.

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SHOPPING AND MARKETS

Rossendale has three individual market towns, RawtenstallHaslingden & Bacup, each with their own character, offer independent, quirky and boutique shopping opportunities for visitors.

Rawtenstall – with boutique shops, popular Craft Breweries, cosmopolitan eateries and a vibrant evening social scene.

Bacup – renowned for its architectural style, with hidden cobbled courtyards and a thriving retail offer.

Haslingden – with the distinctive panopticon, The Halo, marking the hilltops, Haslingden combines a variety of dining options, both traditional and contemporary, with the typical architecture of a Lancashire mill town.

THE ADRENALINE VALLEY

Rossendale is home to a number of high-octane outdoor and indoor activities.

There is a large concentration of adrenaline sports attractions, offering exclusive experiences for those looking for something beyond traditional leisure activities.

The Adrenaline Valley is about providing thrill seeking adventures for families, groups, couples and solo travellers.

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CULTURE IN THE VALLEY

Attractions dedicated to history and culture are at the heart of the Rossendale Valley.

Our three town centres offer a variety of cultural events throughout the year.

Museums, including The Whitaker, Helmshore Mills Textile Museum and Bacup’s Natural History Museum exhibit the Valley’s industrial, cultural and historical heritage. You can explore the area’s industrial heritage and colourful history. One of the more popular and traditional events takes place in Rossendale every August Back Holiday – the Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose & Bowl, Stackstead.

Theatre is a prominent part of Valley life – the Boo, is a cultural hub for creative works in Waterfoot and Bacup’s Royal Court Theatre has been standing for over 125 years’ and has an impressive selection of artists, comedians and pantomimes performing weekly.

The combination of history, culture and dramatic landscapes makes Rossendale Valley a haven for photography. The beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna and traditional industrial heritage provide a host of opportunities for even the most demanding of photographers.

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ENJOY YOUR STAY

There are number of different options for accommodation in Rossendale for visitors wishing to extend their stay, all of which offer a warm and friendly experience.

Whether a short break, weekend away or an overnight stay. Options include; Bed & Breakfasts, farmhouses, guest houses and glamping pods.

Alternatively, there are several homes and private rooms available on Airbnb.

Although spread across the Valley, Rossendale has excellent public transport links, so exploring the area can be done with ease.

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