Out & About

Things To See & Do near Holgates Ribble Valley

There is plenty of things to do in the Ribble Valley. Whether you are looking to explore the Forest of Bowland, or discover the rich history of the area at the Clitheroe Castle Museum; there is something for everybody to enjoy!

Your country escape is set neatly between two historic market towns Skipton and Clitheroe and close to two nearby villages of Gisburn and Rimington.

Local Attractions

Nearby Towns & Villages


Just 5 miles down the road, roughly a 15 minute drive, you will find Clitheroe; a small town popular with tourists. Things to do in Clitheroe include: Clitheroe Castle Museum, Browsholme Hall and Whalley Abbey. Clitheroe is the perfect way to start your holiday, as you can learn alot about the surrounding areas and it doesn't require much travelling!


Venture into Yorkshire as you visit the market town of Skipton. Only half an hour away by car, you can discover local attractions such as Skipton Castle, The Craven Museum and the Steam railway that runs through the town. Skipton has an award winning high street, as well as plenty of events running throughout the year - perfect for a day trip if you are looking to make long lasting memories.


Located close to Burnley, you could be in Colne in as little as 25 minutes. There is plenty to do if you are looking to spend the day in Colne, including Pendle Hill, Pendle Heritage Centre and Thornton Hall Country Park; which offers things such as pony trekking and plenty of events running in the school holidays.

Further Afield

If you are looking to explore even further, why not visit areas such as the Lake District National Park, or the Fylde Coast? Both reachable within an hour and a half of Rimington Leisure Park.