tourism

New CGI image of Bacup public realm scheme released

Published on June 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm

A new computer generated image of what Bacup town centre could like in the future has been released.

The image shows what the proposed public realm improvement scheme for St James Square will look like from the view of a pedestrian.

The Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative is a £2m investment in the town to restore its historic character.

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New blog: On the hills – Cribden Up & Over

Published on June 16, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Cribden Hill hides in plain sight. It’s a big lump that looks down upon the west end of the Rossendale valleys.  You can’t miss it.  But loads of people do.

Where is it?

It lies between Rawtenstall and Haslingden. It’s the hill that has Ski Rossendale on its flank, Whitaker Park on its skirt and the Halo on its side.

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Haslingden Town Trail and Visitor Site Launched

Published on March 15, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Mayor and Leader join locals at the launch of new tourism work for Haslingden

The Mayor of Rossendale, Cllr Granville Morris joined the leader of Rossendale Council, Cllr Alyson Barnes and members of Haslingden Task Force for the launch of the new Haslingden branding, website and Town Trail on Tuesday 14th March at Haslingden Library.

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Event: Launch of new Haslingden branding and website Tuesday 14 March

Published on March 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Working with design company Osprey, Haslingden Task Force has developed a branding and website for the town with the strapline ‘Small Town Big Heart’ aimed at encouraging visitors to the town.  The website www.visithaslingden.com  and promotional materials including a flyer and town trail, will be launched on Tuesday 14th March at 4pm at Haslingden Library.

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Recognise Rossendale’s Fantastic Food Offer in the Lancashire Life Food Awards 2017

Published on March 7, 2017 at 10:22 am

From the only Temperance Bar in England to award winning tea rooms, Rossendale has an excellent food and drink offer which deserves to be celebrated.

Rossendale boasts plenty of top notch food establishments; make sure you nominate them for the Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards 2017.

The Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards is undoubtedly one of the biggest events in the county’s calendar. 

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Lancashire’s New Visitor Magazine 2017

Published on February 3, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Marketing Lancashire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Lancashire has announced the release of the Official Lancashire Visitor Magazine 2017.
At 146 pages the 2017 Lancashire Magazine is bigger than ever before and available at key attractions, gateways and information centres across the country. It is also available online at visitlancashire.com, the county’s official tourism website which enjoys 6 million page views a year.

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The Flying Scotsman Returns to Rawtenstall

Published on October 11, 2016 at 1:22 pm

Rossendale residents are in for a locomotive treat this week as the famous Flying Scotsman returns to the East Lancashire Railway as part of the Scotsman In Steam event. 

The Flying Scotsman visited Rawtenstall in January this year, following its £4.2m restoration at Riley and Sons Ltd in Bury, to huge crowds.

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Valley’s Tourism Success

Published on October 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Latest tourism data from Visit Lancashire shows Rossendale’s tourism offer is appealing to even more people and continuing its upward trend.

The latest data, for 2015, shows that Rossendale saw over 1.3million tourism visits to the area, increasing 2% on last year, outpacing average growth of 1.7% (64.38m visits) across Lancashire as a whole.

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Enter the Lancashire Tourism Awards

Published on September 1, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Lancashire Tourism Awards are the biggest celebration of tourism excellence in Lancashire.  Last year’s awards had a 4.3 million print media coverage circulation and a 19.6 million potential reach on social media.  If you’re proud of what you do to contribute to Lancashire’s £3.7million visitor economy then this is your opportunity to shout about it.

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Rossendale climbing centre celebrated first birthday in style

Published on August 1, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Hundreds of people recently flocked to Rossendale to help celebrate Grip & Go’s first birthday.

The £275,000 climbing centre, which is based at the Adrenaline Centre in Haslingden, celebrated the milestone by hosting a first birthday party.

The Mayor of Rossendale, Cllr Granville Morris, kicked off the celebrations by giving a welcome speech to visitors.

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British Cycling Gets Wheels in Motion on New Routes Website

Published on June 17, 2016 at 1:47 pm

British Cycling’s Go Sky Ride now has a new routes website for budding cycling enthusiasts featuring a popular ride round Whitaker Park.

The new site features hundreds of cycle routes up and down the county which have all been accredited by British Cycling.

The site features the ride ‘Rossendale Vistas‘ which starts at Whitaker Park, this rolling route gives glorious vistas of the valley including Cowpe Lowe and Scout Moor.

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Lancashire Leaders in English Tourism

Published on February 4, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Marketing Lancashire is celebrating the announcement that the prestigious Visit England Awards for Excellence 2016 which will take place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool on Tuesday 8 March, during English Tourism Week (5-13 March) and four Lancashire Tourism Awards 2015 winners have beaten strong competition from across the country and will now represent Lancashire as finalists.

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