Many of Lancashire’s highlights are close to Rossendale, so it is a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Among the places not to miss are the marvelous Hoghton Tower and the remarkable Clitheroe Castle. Also, well worth the effort are Heaton Park and the Ribchester Roman Museum.
Rossendale has a number of museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that make great places to visit. Visit some of the interesting artistic and historic collections including the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, Urbis and the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Keighley. Go and see a spectacular show at the Green Room in Manchester, Printworks and the Manchester Opera House. Acclaimed galleries, include the Manchester Art Gallery in Manchester, the Whitworth Art Gallery and the Gallery of English Costume.
Get your body moving in the great outdoors at the many beautiful destinations nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Take some time out to see the locals at their relaxed best at local green spaces that are sure to delight such as Miller Park in Preston, Whitworth Park in Manchester and Peel Park in Salford. The conservation reserves such as the Forest of Bowland in Clitheroe, the Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary in Preston and the Brockholes Nature Reserve, give visitors an insight into the birds, trees and plants that flourish in the area.
Lancashire offers tourists a wide variety of attractions. While you are arranging your itinerary, allow plenty of time to see them all. To discover the nearby historic sights, visit the Castlefield Roman Fort in Manchester.
Take a break from the tourist trail and play a game of golf at the Preston Golf Club in Preston.
If you are ready to indulge in some retail therapy, visit the boutiques, stores and stalls of Trafford Centre in Manchester, Arndale Centre and Affleck's Palace.
If you’re a sports lover, don’t miss the opportunity to see Rossendale favorites, the Burnley FC, take to the field at Turf Moor, Burnley. On match days the stadium becomes a sea of blue, red and white, as crowds come together to cheer on their beloved team.
Finding somewhere suitable to rest your head within the Rossendale area couldn’t be easier. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, it’s hard to go past the Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre, the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, and the popular Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa.