"Railways & Temperance" Rawtenstall by steventilly

Rawtenstall Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 9 photos

Ratwenstall is the "capital" of the district known as Rossendale in east Lancashire.
There are several towns in this district, all of them having a history as mill towns and now trying to capitalise on their history with mill shops, museums and visitor centres.
We drove the entire length of Rossendale and passed through many of these towns - some are in a better state of repair than others and have different things to offer to visitors. The only one of the towns that we actually stopped at was Rawtenstall, because it had something we really wanted to see.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Preserved Railway Line, Temperance Bar, "Traditional" Mill Town, Scenery
  • Cons:The District Is More Appealing Than The Town
  • In a nutshell:One Stop Off On A Tour Of Rossendale
  • Last visit to Rawtenstall: May 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2006 at 7:59 AM

    Hi Steven! Fancy to see Rawtenstall page here. A friend used to live there and I visited her several times. I've got photos of the graveyard and terraced houses somewhere. Should build my R:stall page one day!

  • Gentleman75's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2004 at 7:24 AM

    I've never thought Thomas is alive! :)))

  • Oct 3, 2003 at 3:29 AM

    I can't believe I saw Thomas on VT:)) My nephew and niece are really fan of him!! They watch it's video casette at least two time everyday:)

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2003 at 3:30 AM

    What a cute engine

  • May 27, 2003 at 12:19 AM

    Homemade D&B? Scary thought!

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2003 at 9:40 AM

    my nephew would love that Thomas the Tank :-)


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