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Whalley Abbey

Type:Abbey / Priory

The Sands, Church Lane, Whalley, Lancashire, BB7 9SS

Tel: 01254 828 400

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Whalley Abbey

14th Century Cistercian Abbey ruins set in beautiful gardens and woodland beside the River Calder in The Ribble Valley.

Owned by The Anglican Diocese of Blackburn, with 4 star en-suite Bed & Breakfast accommodation Whalley Abbey is available for Private Retreats, Conferences, Weddings and other Functions. Open daily from 10.00am – 4.30pm Cloisters Coffee Shop serves light meals, cakes & refreshments . The Gift Shop sells tickets to the grounds and woodland walk, souvenirs, books and gifts. There is also an exhibition describing the historic and spiritual roots of The Abbey. Pre booked guided tours of the ruins are available on request.

Book Tickets


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£2.00 per ticket
Senior CitizenFree
Child TicketFree
Group TicketFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


  • Sub-Regional AwardsMarque of Excellence for Multi-Faith Tourism Marque of Excellence for Multi-Faith Tourism 2009


Road Directions

By Road: Whalley Abbey is in the centre of Whalley Vilage just off the A59and three miles south of Clitheroe. From The M6, leave at junction 31 and take the A59 towards Clitheroe. Whalley (12 miles away) is clearly signposted. Alternatively, from the M62 and North Manchester area, take the M66 and then the A56, following signs to Accrington , Clitheroe and then Whalley.

Public Transport Directions

By Train: Whalley is served by direct trains from Blackburn and Manchester Victoria. The Station is half a mile from the Abbey.

By Bus: Frequent services from Blackburn and Clitheroe, and less frequent from Preston, Manchester, Accrington Burnley and Skipton.


Children & Infants

  • Baby Bottle and Food Warming Facilities Available

Establishment Features

  • Conference Facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special Group Rates
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings


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Whalley AbbeyWhalley Abbey, WhalleySet amongst beautiful and tranquil grounds, Whalley Abbey offers 17 comfortably funished bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Guests will also find tea and coffee making facilites. Free wi-fi available.

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