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The most northern point of the East Lancashire Railway is historic Rawtenstall, a typical Lancashire town boasting cobbled streets, stone architecture and dramatic landscapes.

Buffer Stops Bar
Caption: Buffer Stops Bar
Ski Rossendale
Caption: Ski Rossendale
Lamberts Mill
Caption: Lamberts Mill

Rawtenstall has an interesting heritage from its part in cotton production during the Industrial Revolution to the many shoe manufacturing factories from the mid-nineteenth century. Some of this important heritage can still be viewed today at Lamberts Mill, a converted mill turned shopping outlet with gift shops, tea room and the only shoe museum in Rossendale.

The theme of history and heritage continues and visitors can discover more of the area’s cultural past at The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery, Helmshore Textile Museum and Weaver’s Cottage, a renovated 18th century loom shop.

In search of something a little more active? Pull on your boots, ski boots that is, and hit the slopes at Ski Rossendale. One of the best snow sport venues in the North West provides dry ski slope facilities for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing.

Work your way down Bank Street for some great independent retail therapy; make sure you call into Fitzpatricks, Britain’s last remaining temperance bar, for some light refreshments and to sample the non-alcoholic delights of a Sarsaparilla cordial. For something a little stronger, a visit to the railway’s own Buffer Stops Bar is a must for real ale aficionados.

Five Fantastic Things to See and Do in Rawtenstall

  1. Bufferstops Bar
  2. Lamberts Mill
  3. Ski Rossendale
  4. The Whitaker Museum and Weaver’s Cottage
  5. Fitzpatricks

You can find fares to and from Rawtenstall Station, and a map to help you find us, below.

Fares to from Rawtenstall Station
 Adult ReturnAdult SingleConcession ReturnConcession SingleChild ReturnChild Single
Heywood £14.00 £9.50 £12.80 £8.60 £9.00 £6.00
Bury Bolton Street / Ramsbottom £11.00 £7.40 £10.00 £6.70 £7.00 £4.70
Irwell Vale / Rawtenstall £8.00 £5.30 £7.00 £4.70 £5.00 £3.30
Map

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  • Postcodes for Sat-Nav

    If using Sat-Nav please use the postcodes below:

    • Heywood: OL10 1LX
    • Bury: BL9 0EY
    • Summerseat: BL9 5QY
    • Ramsbottom: BL0 9AL
    • Irwell Vale: BL0 0QG
    • Rawtenstall: BB4 6AG
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  • Resident's permits available
  • Photo 6
    Rawtenstall

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