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BEST WESTERN Higher Trapp Country House Hotel

Trapp Lane, Simonstone, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 7QW

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Britain) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded)
Silver CSR award from Green Tourism.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (80 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • No Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Higher Trapp Country House Hotel, Burnley

The World Black Pudding Throwing Championship

People travel to Ramsbottom from as far afield as Australia to compete in the Black Pudding Throwing Championships. Revisiting the old Yorkshire-Lancashire rivalry, competitors use black puddings to knock stacks of Yorkshire puddings off a shelf.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Beacon Fell Country Park

An area of rough moorland and woodland covering 185 acres, Beacon Fell Country Park is in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Designated a Country Park in 1969, it was the first in England to be recognised by the Countryside Agency. Leave the urban stresses of Preston behind and get back to nature.

Available : Daily

National Football Museum

Located beneath two stands of the oldest, continuously-used League ground in the world, the National Football Museum is aptly housed at Preston North End Football Club's Deepdale Stadium. While the first game at Deepdale was played in 1878, the National Football Museum - the world's first major football museum - is a relative newcomer to the "beautiful game," opening in June 2001, but it houses over 1000 exhibits at time (with a further 25,000 in storage).

Available : Daily; not Mon

Museum of Lancashire

Take a trip to the past, courtesy of the Museum of Lancashire, housed in Preston's Old Court House. Visitors can turn back the clock to the 1940s and walk down a reconstructed street, taking cover in an Anderson shelter from the falling bombs when the air-raid siren sounds. Or, further back still, experience trench life as a First World War soldier. For a quieter life, sit in a Victorian schoolroom and realise how much more entertaining learning can be in museums such as this.

Available : Daily; not Thu or Sun

Moor Music Festival

The Moor Music Festival brings live music and festival fun to Heslaker Farm in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Three main stages host live music from all genres with performances by bands and DJs.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Harris Museum & Art Gallery

One of Preston's many institutions that benefitted from the generosity of wealthy lawyer Edmund Robert Harris, the Harris Museum of Art Gallery is housed within the specially-built magnificent architecture of Preston's only Grade I listed neo-classical building, with its imposing columned frontage. Contained within is a standing exhibition about The Story of Preston, alongside permanent collections of paintings, sculpture, textiles, costume, glass and ceramics, as well as temporary exhibitions, events and activities.

Available : Daily

Preston Riversway Festival

The Preston Riversway Festival is a spectacular weekend of fun and entertainment in the town's Marina. Tall ships join the shanty singers, brass bands, morris dancers, a fairground and galleon battle re-enactments for a complete maritime experience.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Flea Market & Car Boot

Every Tuesday and Thursday the Victorian open market site in Preston is transformed into one of the region's largest and most popular car boot and flea markets.

Available : Tue and Thu only

Avenham Park

Laid out by Edward Milner during the 1860s, Avenham Park and the adjacent Miller Park are his best-surviving bequests to the city. A traditional picturesque Victorian park, Avenham is created from a natural amphitheatre overlooking the River Ribble and is a popular facility for outdoor pursuits.

Available : Daily

Easter Egg Rolling

The Egg Rolling held in Avenham Park is an Easter Monday tradition in Preston. Pace eggs - made of chocolate or hard-boiled and decorated with various colours - are rolled down the hill amidst great excitement.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Preston Mela

The Preston Mela celebrates South Asian culture in all its forms at Avenham Park. Over 10,000 people enjoy the colourful celebrations, which include fashion shows, kite-making, henna painting, dance and music performances from top artists.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Preston Arts Festival

One of the highlights of Preston's cultural calendar, the Preston Arts Festival features a jam-packed schedule of activities. Enjoy events from art, poetry and exhibitions to musical and street art performances and workshops held throughout the city.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Bonfire and Fireworks

Preston Grasshoppers RFC celebrates Guy Fawkes night with a blazing bonfire and a dramatic fireworks display set to music. Hot food and drinks are available to warm spectators inside and out.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Grassington Festival

The Grassington Festival brings a variety of classical and popular music, comedy and lectures to the Yorkshire town. Festivities kick off with a colourful carnival parade and there's also a fringe festival where "there are no selection criteria other than enthusiasm".

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland is home to one of the country's most important heritage collections. Its unique display of historic commercial vehicles spans a century of truck and bus building.

Available : Feb - Oct 2013; Weekdays only (annual)

Trax Motorsports & Paintballing

Trax's unique and dynamic 140-acre site on Preston's Ribble-side is the largest off-road facility in the UK. It boasts a variety of circuits that have been purpose-built for the activities of quad biking, motocross, karting, supermoto, rally driving, 4x4 driving and paintballing. First opened at the end of the 1990s, it has proved a big hit, with a proven track-record of adrenalin-pumping excitement.

Available : Daily

UK Backward Running Championships

Held in Manchester's Heaton Park, the UK Backward Running Championships sees competitors negotiate a mile-long course backwards. Although it looks comical, it's a surprisingly demanding exercise and great workout - when fitness aficionados try it they never look forwards. (Sorry.)

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Heaton Hall and Park

Heaton Hall and Park makes the grand claim of being the largest municipal park in Europe. Consisting of 600 acres of beautiful parkland, gardens and pastures, it is listed Grade II on English Heritage's register of historic parks and gardens.

Available : Apr - Aug 2013; Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun only (annual)

Bingley Music Live

Bingley Music Live presents a weekend of great live music at Bingley's Myrtle Park in the city of Bradford. The soundtrack is pop and indie, with the festival itself billed as one of the friendliest in the UK.

Available : Aug - Sep 2013 (annual)

Wigan Athletic FC 2012/13

Wigan Athletic FC play their home matches at the DW Stadium. The Premier League runs between August and May and full fixture lists can be found on the club websites. Please note: games may be rearranged due to cup or television commitments.

Available : 18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Salt's Mill and the 1853 Hockney Gallery

The centrepiece of Saltaire, the model Victorian village built by wool baron Sir Titus Salt in the 1850s, Salt's Mill is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was converted into a lifestyle attraction in 1987. In addition to shops it also houses the 1853 Gallery, which has the largest European collection of drawings, paintings and opera set designs by Bradford-born artist David Hockney.

Available : Daily

National Winter Ales Festival

For anyone suffering from the January blues, CAMRA returns with the National Winter Ales Festival in Manchester's Sheridan Suite. Presenting a selection of 200+ British and foreign beers, ales, ciders and perrys, it's just what's needed for a fun night out.

Available : Jan 2014 (annual)

Ilkley Literature Festival

Set in the heart of the county of Yorkshire, which has inspired writers from the Brontës onwards, this festival in Ilkley focuses on talks from some of the nation's finest writers. Expect readings, discussions, writing workshops, children's events and performance.

Available : Sep - Oct 2013 (annual)

MEN Arena

From Kylie and Take That to Classical Spectacular and World Swimming Championships, the 23,000-capacity Manchester Evening News Arena in the city centre is one of Europe's largest indoor events venues hosting pop, rock, classical, comedy and sporting events.

Available : Daily

Marsden Cuckoo Day

This annual celebration welcomes the return of the cuckoo to Marsden with artistic workshops, an all-day craft fair, banner-making, a village procession, maypole and Morris dancing for two days. Friday night culminates in a folk evening at the Riverhead.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

The Modern Bar & Restaurant

A private lift transports guests to The Modern Bar and Restaurant at the top of a glass-covered landmark building in Cathedral Gardens. Dark woods and warm tones create a homely interior where the focus is on modern British cuisine prepared with local ingredients. Enjoy panoramic views and an ever-changing cocktail menu in the sixth-floor bar.

Available : Daily


Glass-covered Urbis in the city centre offers five floors of temporary exhibitions exploring city life from modern urban culture, design, architecture and graffiti to music. See innovative displays in the Corridor Gallery or relax in the smart café bar.

Available : Daily

Suffragette City

Celebrate real girl power in Manchester every Wednesday afternoon: discover how the Suffragettes fought for equal rights, where they displayed their first militant action and how women fought for free birth control on the Suffragette City tour.

Available : Wed only

Radical City Walk

Explore Manchester's radical heritage on the Radical City Tour. Cultural revolutionaries, middle class reform and democratic rights are all covered on the Urbis city tour around Manchester...

Available : Mon only

The Triangle

State-of-the-art The Triangle shopping mall in Manchester's original Corn Exchange Building stocks fashionable womenswear in East, street style in Roxy and designer jewellery in Green + Benz. Top Manchester DJs spin discs in the centre's trendy Zinc Bar & Grill.

Available : Daily

The Printworks

The Printworks is a futuristic family entertainment complex in Greater Manchester. It offers non-stop entertainment in the form of nightclubs, bars and restaurants, a 20-screen cinema, an IMAX screen, a health club, plenty of shops, galleries and more.

Available : Daily

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols on Exchange Square offers three floors of high-end and designer fashion, a foodmarket and a restaurant, bar and brasserie. Ease tired feet and get pampered in the Urban Retreat Hair & Beauty Salon.

Available : Daily


A trendy bar in a former fish market in the Northern Quarter, Bluu, so-called after the Blue Note Jazz Club, has a lively ground-floor bar, intimate basement lounge and private outdoor terrace. Fine dining is available in the upstairs restaurant.

Available : Daily

Socio Rehab

Signature drinks and customised blends such as chocolate and gingerbread cocktails are concocted in this low-lit, atmospheric lounge bar in the trendy Northern Quarter where you can relax on egg-shaped stools. Socio Rehab also hosts inventive themed nights.

Available : Daily


Sankeys, east of the city-centre in Ancoats, is a hub for techno and house lovers and a stalwart on the Manchester scene. Attracting some of the biggest DJs in the world, it hosts regular and one-off club nights every month.

Available : Daily

Wheel of Manchester

The 60-metre-high Wheel of Manchester in Exchange Square offers 360-degree views of Manchester's ever-changing cityscape from its 42 pods, while commentary highlights local landmarks. Enjoy the 13-minute ride in heated, air-conditioned eight-seater capsules or sip champagne in the VIP gondola.

Available : Daily

Manchester Arndale

An expansive city-centre shopping mall, Manchester Arndale has over 200 stores under one roof including high-street favourites, trendy shops and a music store with a stage for live gigs. For additional purchases browse fashion and food at Arndale Market.

Available : Daily

Matt and Phred's Jazz Club

The region's first dedicated live jazz club, Matt and Phred's in the Northern Quarter is a laidback, bohemian jazz joint with a relaxed dress code. Its homemade pizzas are as renowned as its late-night jam sessions. Arrive early to secure a seat!

Available : Daily; not Sun

Mint Lounge

This funky 500-capacity underground club in the Northern Quarter hosts DJ nights and live music gigs from reggae, jazz, and Latin jazz to soul and chilled grooves. The Mint Lounge has a chill-out room, great cocktails and serves Afro-Caribbean food.

Available : Daily

People's History Museum

The People's History Museum is dedicated to the conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in Britain. Housing an accessible, comprehensive collection, the museum is the first national museum to be located in Manchester.

Available : Daily

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BEST WESTERN Higher Trapp Country House Hotel
Trapp Lane
BB12 7QW

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