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St Abbs, on the eastern Scottish Borders, Scotland

St Abbs

in the county of Borders

Pictures of Slaidburn

in the county of Lancashire

About Slaidburn

This picturesque village was for centuries the administrative centre for the beautiful Forest of Bowland. It also boasted the only grammar school for miles around. Slaidburn is unique in as much as the village remained in the ownership of the same family for over two hundred years. Since the early 19th-century, the village, hidden away by the Bowland fells, has remained a harmonious, tranquil place, seemingly untouched by the march of time.

Due to the reticence of local landowners the area is only just beginning to open up as a destination for walkers but now, Slaidburn has it's own Heritage Centre and is welcoming visitors from all over. It is an eye catching place with a pretty village green and a scattering of stone cottages set in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Hodder.

An interesting tale surrounds the village pub which has the unique name of The Hark to Bounty, Bounty was supposedly a foxhound belonging to the local vicar, and whenever he met his pals in the inn following a day riding out with the hounds, Bounty's barking could be heard above the chorus of the whole pack. Thus, the name of the inn was changed. Fact or fiction, it is a delightful tale entirely in keeping with this lovely village. An 18th-century church can be seen and the school.

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Hurst Green (207 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Lancashire

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction S of Slaidburn)

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Settle (35 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of North Yorkshire

(9.8 miles, 15.8 km, direction NE of Slaidburn)

A wonderful market town in the Yorkshire Dales. Settle is the starting point for the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway; one of Britain's most spectacular and scenic railways which.....

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Ingleton (80 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of North Yorkshire

(12.8 miles, 20.6 km, direction N of Slaidburn)

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Scorton (3 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(13.1 miles, 21.1 km, direction W of Slaidburn)

The picturesque village of Scorton lies to the west of the Bowland Forest beneath the shadow of Calder Fell, in an area much famed for its sparkling streams, fells and forest glades inhabited by wildlife...

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Malham (84 Pictures) in the county of North Yorkshire

(13.7 miles, 22.0 km, direction NE of Slaidburn)

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Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

Forest of Bowland (43 Pictures)

(2.5 miles, 4.0 km, direction NW)

This high region of grouse moor and high fells crossed with deep narrow valley's was once a hunting ground of Saxon King's. It.....

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Sawley Abbey (15 Pictures)

(5.8 miles, 9.3 km, direction SE)


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Clitheroe Castle (41 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction S)


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(9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction SE)


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Settle Carlisle Railway (9 Pictures)

(9.8 miles, 15.7 km, direction NE)

This spectacular train journey could easily be the most scenic train trip in the whole of the UK. The route is part of National.....

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Gawthorpe Hall (3 Pictures)

(12.9 miles, 20.7 km, direction SE)

Gawthorpe Hall, home of the Shuttleworth family for several centuries lies close to the traditional Lancastrian market town of.....

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Malham Cove (30 Pictures)

(13.6 miles, 21.9 km, direction NE)

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