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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Rawtenstall

Visit Rawtenstall PlacesVisit Rawtenstall places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Rawtenstall places to visit. A unique way to experience Rawtenstall’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Rawtenstall as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Rawtenstall is a town in the borough of Rossendale, Lancashire. The town lies 15 miles/24 km north of Manchester, 22 miles/35 km east of Preston and 45 miles/70 km south east of Lancaster. When you visit Rawtenstall, Walkfo brings Rawtenstall places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Rawtenstall Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Rawtenstall

Visit Rawtenstall – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 26 audio plaques & Rawtenstall places for you to explore in the Rawtenstall area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Rawtenstall places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Rawtenstall history

The earliest settlement at Rawtenstall was probably in the early Middle Ages, during the time when it formed part of the Rossendale Valley in the Honour of Clitheroe, and consisted of simple dwellings for forest servants and animals. The town entered a major period of growth during the Industrial Revolution, as new mills were constructed to process cotton.

Rawtenstall culture & places

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The Irwell Sculpture Trail also runs through the town, where four of the sculptures are located. The last, by sculptor Bernard Tindall, celebrates Rossendale’s twinning links with Germany.

Rawtenstall geography / climate

The River Irwell passes through the town on the first part of its route between Bacup and Manchester. The area is bounded to the north by Loveclough and Whitewell Bottom, to the east by Waterfoot and Cowpe.

Why visit Rawtenstall with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Rawtenstall PlacesYou can visit Rawtenstall places with Walkfo Rawtenstall to hear history at Rawtenstall’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Rawtenstall has 26 places to visit in our interactive Rawtenstall map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Rawtenstall, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Rawtenstall places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Rawtenstall & the surrounding areas.

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26 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


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Walkfo Rawtenstall tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Rawtenstall


Best Rawtenstall places to visit

Rawtenstall has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Rawtenstall’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Rawtenstall’s information audio spots:

Rawtenstall photo St Paul’s Church, Constable Lee
St Paul’s Church is in Burnley Road, Constable Lee, Rawtenstall, Lancashire. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Rossendale, the archdeaconry of Bolton, and the diocese of Manchester. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.
Rawtenstall photo Rawtenstall Library
Plans for a new library in Rawtenstall were drawn up in 1903 following the promise of a donation of £6,000 from the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Originally the building was to have included an Assembly Room and Town Hall but the full proposals failed through lack of funding.
Rawtenstall photo St John’s Church, Rawtenstall
St John’s Church is a redundant Anglican church in Cloughfold, Rawtenstall, Lancashire. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.
Rawtenstall photo Rossendale General Hospital
Rossendale General Hospital was an acute general hospital at Rawtenstall in Lancashire. It was managed by the East Lancsire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Rawtenstall photo St Nicholas Church, Newchurch
St Nicholas Church in Newchurch, Lancashire, is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Manchester. It was founded in the early 16th century.
Rawtenstall photo River Ogden
The River Ogden is a minor river in Lancashire. It is approximately 4.4 miles (7.1 km) long and has a catchment area of 9.77 square miles (25.298 km)
Rawtenstall photo Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
Higher Mill was built in 1796 for William Turner, and Whitaker’s Mill in 1820s. The mills are said to be the most original and best-preserved examples of cotton spinning and woollen fulling left in the country that are still operational.

Visit Rawtenstall plaques

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Rawtenstall has 2 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Rawtenstall plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Rawtenstall using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Rawtenstall plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.