Ribble Valley is one of those places you will fall in love with and want to return to again and again.

Ribble Valley is acknowledged as one of the most popular places in the country to both live and work, it is set within the Forest of Bowland, a recognised Area of Outstanding Beauty.

Places in the Ribble Valley

Things to enjoy in the Ribble Valley

Food and Drink in the Ribble Valley

Places to stay in the Ribble Valley

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Longridge View - Ribble Valley

From breathtaking vistas and valleys to star-studded skies, Ribble Valley offers a perfect environment for lovers of outdoor pursuits.

Exploring forests and fells by bike, climbing the majestic Pendle Hill or taking a leisurely stroll through soul-soothing countryside, you can choose your own level of activity and relaxation.

Along with the scenic splendour, you’ll discover charming towns and picturesque villages which are dotted with independent shops, fabulous food producers and dog-friendly pubs.

When day turns to night and the cocktail hour beckons, you will find a huge array of eateries and wine bars to suit all tastes.

There are high-dining options from Michelin-starred chefs and family-friendly restaurants serving authentic dishes from around the world, all using high quality and homegrown produce.

Just as diverse as the food on offer is a wide variety of quality accommodation.Fabulous Food

Camping and glamping, lodges and cottages, beautiful B&Bs and magnificent manors-turned-hotels – Ribble Valley has them all.

Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, family trip or visiting with friends, there is so much to love in Ribble Valley.

Attractions include heritage sites such as a 14th century abbey, ancient castle and medieval churches.

Art, food and music festivals, museums, theatres, and a fabulous independent cinema provide cultural interests galore.

And if you do fall in love with Ribble Valley, you will be in the best of company; the Queen told her biographer that she and Prince Philip yearn to retire to the area in the future.

Ribble Valley, and in particular the Forest of Bowland, is perfect for romance. I fell in love with the area many years ago and still find somewhere new to explore each time I visit. From its lovely little market towns to pretty hamlets and cosy pubs and restaurants, it is a place which is very special to my heart.
Julie Peasgood Actress and TV presenter

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Surrounded by glorious, unspoilt landscapes, there are opportunities for everyone to enjoy in the Ribble Valley. From shopping and entertainment, to history filled family days out exploring the Ribble Valley's rich heritage and great places for food and drink, to walks in the countryside and quiet, idyllic villages just waiting to be explored. Learn More»


Ribble Valley boasts an abundance of award-winning eateries with friendly and professional staff just waiting to welcome you. From cosy cafés and tearooms to gastro pubs, contemporary mill conversions and a Michelin-starred manor house restaurant, there is somewhere to suit all tastes here in ther Ribble Valley. Learn More»


Whether you are travelling with family, friends or alone, Ribble Valley has high quality accommodation to suit everyone. You will love the diversity of places to stay, from fully serviced luxury, to the freedom of self-catering and camping or glamping. Set in scenic splendour, you can choose to be close to a town or to hide away in pure peace and tranquillity. Learn More»
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