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Waddow Hall

Type:Group Hostel

Waddington Road, Waddington, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 3LD

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Tel: 01200 423 186

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Waddow Hall

Waddow Hall is a 17th Century manor house set in 180 acres of beautiful parkland, overlooking the River Ribble.  Girlguiding have owned this property for almost 100 years and the main building and grounds are steeped in history.  The activity centre is not just for Girlguiding members, schools, youth organisations, families, adult groups and businesses all enjoy the facilities throughout the year.

The main house sleeps up to 60 people with 29 ensuite bedrooms, ranging from singles, doubles and family rooms.  There are also self-contained cosy cottages and lodges for larger groups.  All self-catering properties have well equipped kitchens to prepare large meals to enjoy together in large dining rooms.  If you are feeling adventurous there are nine campsites set in beautiful rolling countryside and include a bell tent village with ready-pitched tents.  The friendly team are on hand to ensure that you feel at home and to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Take advantage of the wide range of activities on offer, such as kayaking, climbing, bushcraft, zip wire and many more.  There’s something for all ages and abilities. 

The popular Skoolz Out holiday club offers a full activity programme, overseen by trained instructors, will keep children aged 8- 16 years fit, active and entertained.  Running every day in the school holidays, your child can attend the entire week or just selected days of your choosing.

For anyone interested in exploring off site, Waddow Hall is within easy reach of some beautiful trails such as the Hodder Valley, Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is close to the Yorkshire Dales and venues such as Gisburn Forest, Malham Cove, Pendle Hill, Stocks Reservoir and the Tolkien Trail.  There are also so many picturesque villages to discover nearby such as Downham, Bolton by Bowland, Chipping, Dunsop Bridge, Hurst Green, Sabden, Sawley and Waddington.  For a little bit of heritage, there is Sawley Abbey, Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe Castle, Whalley Abbey, Ribchester Roman Museum and Browsholme Hall.  As you can see there is just so much to see and enjoy from the doorstep of Waddow Hall.

Waddow Hall is becoming a popular choice for weddings and can cater for a wide variety of private functions.  The Main Hall has two reception rooms, a dining room, a large function room and a large white marquee on the lawn, all of which can be dressed to your wedding theme.


Bunk, single, double, family rooms available.
Prices available upon request.
Prices are per room/building per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

* Office hours are Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00.


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • National AwardsCycle Lancashire Cycle Lancashire 2014


Road Directions

Located on B6478 between Clitheroe and Waddington village, easily accessible from A59.Please be aware there is a low bridge nearby, so high sided vehicles should contact Waddow for an alternative route - 01200 423 186.

Public Transport Directions

Contact transport interchange on 01200 429832 or information centre 01200 425566 for up to date information.



  • Cycling Facilities
  • Disabled Access Level 1


  • Bar
  • Cater For Vegetarians
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Serve Breakfast
  • Serve Evening Meal
  • Serve Lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children 12+
  • Accept Children 7+
  • Accept Children All Ages
  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access/Toilets
  • Event venue
  • Linen provided
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire
  • Other sporting facilities
  • Private Fishing Available
  • Water sports facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Country House
  • Haunted
  • In countryside

Room / Unit Features

  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities in All Bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Activity Breaks
  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings
  • Special provisions for walkers



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