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Car & Van Hire Whalley

On the banks of the River Calder in Lancashire is the large village of Whalley. Whalley has a host of beautiful landmarks including the Whalley Viaduct, which is also known locally as the Whalley Arches. This listed structure crosses the River Calder in the form of a 48-span railway bridge that was built in 1850. It is the highest and longest railway bridge in Lancashire.

Whalley Abbey is another beautiful landmark in the village. A 14th-century Cistercian abbey, this was built beginning in 1320 but is now largely a ruin. However, the Abbey is open to the public, who enjoy it’s ancient history and charm. The tranquil Spring Wood was once upon a time owned by the Whalley Abbey monks and now the area is a hugely popular area for walking and picnics. Whalley Nab is a nearby hill full with wonderful woodland, and it proudly overlooks the village of Whalley. Taking a walk to the top reveals some of the most stunning views in the area, allowing you to look down and around on the surrounding countryside.

As well as these historic landmarks, Whalley also hosts some interesting shops, and quality places to both eat and drink. There is an occasional craft market, children’s fun day, wine tasting and local sporting events. There are good public transport links, it having a train station with hourly trains to Blackburn and Manchester. Whalley has a lot to offer to do in itself, as well as being surrounded by stunning picturesque natural beauty. it is also a great place to stay as it is within easy reach of the other wonderful places that Lancashire has to visit.