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The Dining Room
"We were recommended to this Restaurant by another local eatery. I wish he hadn't. We had booked for 8-45 but did not get taken to our table until 9-45. It ..." More

The Dining Room
"The dining room is a sophisticated but friendly and welcoming restaurant in the centre of Rawtenstall, in the Rossendale Valley. We enjoyed delightful hors d'oevres in the upstairs bar and ..." More

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For those of you who enjoy skiing then Rawtenstall may already be well known as it has one of the best dry ski slopes in the country boasting three ski slopes. Rossendale hasn’t always enjoyed such a “clean” reputation for this town’s wealth was founded in the 18th and 19th centuries on that most well known of Lancashire industries – textiles. In the mid 14th century this area was part of the Royal Forest of Rossendale, an area set aside for the monarch usually to pursue their favoured sport of hunting. The anomaly here is that because Rawtensall is in the centre of the steep sided valley of the River Irwell then there is little by way of forest. Ratwenstall though remained very much a small village until the 18th century when, because of its unique location in terms of climate and weather as well as proximity to the river it soon became the favoured location for the production of cotton form its many mills. Today there are no working mills and only a few survive having been put to alternate uses. The town of Rawtenstall is very much considered to be a dormitory area lying at the end of the M66 which in turn leads to the major north west motorway network, but for the visitor, lying as it does in the centre of the Irwell Valley, Rawtenstall represents an excellent location from where the surrounding countryside can be visited and appreciated.


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Number 678 (1.64 miles)

Number 678

Situated in fashionable rural Rossendale close to major motorway networks, the location of the no678 is complemented by ample parking, a contemporary interior, and a calming atmosphere with a riverside location adding that extra 'tranquility', ... More | visit website

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Holden Vale Hotel (2.29 miles)

Holden Vale Hotel

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Situated on the edge of Helmshore village in the Rossendale valley only 13 miles from Manchester and centrally located between Bolton, Burnley and Bury and ... More

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The Grant Arms Hotel (3.91 miles)

The Grant Arms Hotel
The Grant Arms is a comfortable hotel situated in the centre of Ramsbottom. The Hotel Wing provides 14 beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms with, colour television with satellite channels, direct dial telephones, tea and coffee ... More | visit website
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Red Hall Hotel (4.73 miles)

Red Hall Hotel

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The Red Hall Hotel has 37 beautiful rooms all recently fully refurbished. All of our rooms are en suite with LCD television, Sky, telephone, hair dryers, free wi-fi, radio, tea ... More

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Norwood Hotel (5.53 miles)

Norwood Hotel

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Victorian property, full of character, Quality feel, flat screen TV, ALL ROOMS NON SMOKING, free internet provided,Won ETB Silver Award for high standards for third year running, best breakfast around, ... More

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Rosehill House Hotel (5.54 miles)

Rosehill House Hotel

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Built in 1856, Rosehill House is half a mile south of Burnley town centre. It has retained much of its original architecture and offers free parking and free wireless internet. The hotel ... More

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Alexander Hotel (6.05 miles)

Alexander Hotel

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The Alexander Hotel is situated in quiet surroundings near to the beautiful 15th century Towneley Hall and Park. The family run hotel features 16 tastefully furnished, centrally heated en-suite rooms, all ... More

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Red Lion (6.06 miles)

Red Lion
The Red Lion is situated in the lovely village of Hawkshaw on the outskirts of Bury & bordering Bolton. It has been extensively refurbished in March 2011 and offers quality, traditional home cooked food both ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Burnley (6.07 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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The Maple Lodge (6.15 miles)

The Maple Lodge

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This AA 4 STAR guest accommodation, friendly atmosphere and personal service will make your stay one to be remembered. We offer Bed and Full English Breakfast seven days a week. ... More | visit website

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