Samlesbury Hall to Ribchester Car Tour
This tour takes you from the 14th Century timber framed Samlesbury Hall to the Roman town of Ribchester with its Roman remains, museum and fine medieval church.
Along the way you visit Stydd church one of the oldest churches in Lancashire and its interesting Almshouses.
Approx. Distance 6.5 miles (10.6 km)
Samlesbury Hall is a 14th Century Manor House. Over the years there have been many changes. It is administered by a registered charity known as the Samlesbury Hall trust whose aim is to maintain the Hall for the people of the area. The trust was founded in the 1920's when the Hall was about to be demolished. Since then the Hall has been a museum and Gallery and host to many grand functions.
Grid Ref: SD602302
Post Code: PR5 0UP
This ancient riverside village is built on the site of the Roman fort of Bremetennacum. Estimated to have covered six acres of ground, a large portion of the remains lie under the old church and churchyard.
The Roman Museum has recently been extended, and provides interesting displays about Roman life in the area. Many artifacts from this time are on show, including copies of a highly detailed Roman Helmet found in Ribchester by a small boy in 1797. The original is now in the British Museum.
It's one of the district's most popular villages with local shops and amenities, an art gallery and some award winning accommodation and cosy country pubs.
Grid Ref: SD649350
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Web: Samlesbury Hall
Post Code: PR5 0UP Grid Ref: SD602302
This tour takes you from the 14th Century timber framed Samlesbury Hall to the Roman town of Ribchester with its Roman remains, museum and fine medieval church. Along the way visit Stydd church one of the oldest churches in Lancashire and its interesting Almshouses.
To start the tour turn left onto Preston New Road. By the Windmill Pub and Restaurant turn left onto Intack Lane.
Turn left onto Branch Road and At roundabout take the 1st exit onto Myerscough Smithy Road at the roundabout turn right. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A59. Continue along the A59.
At the traffic lights turn left onto the B6245. Turn right onto Stydd Lane. Return down Stydd Lane and then turn right back onto the B6245 Blackburn Road and procced into Ribchester. At the junction with Church Street turn left and then turn right into the car park.