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A traditional country hotel near Burnley.

The BEST WESTERN Higher Trapp Country House Hotel is situated near Burnley, on the enchanting Pendle hillside. That means you can enjoy stunning panoramic views over the Lancashire countryside, every day of your stay!

The hill itself provides spectacular views north west to the Forest of Bowland and west over the Fylde Plain to the Irish Sea. For history-seekers, there's also evidence of a Bronze Age burial site on top of Pendle Hill! Pendle Hill is ideal for walking on or around, with our delightful hotel providing the perfect base for hiking holidays. The Pendle Way, a well sign-posted 45 mile circular route, is particularly popular amongst our guests. The area is characterised by windswept moorland, rocky outcrops, deep valleys and rolling fields, creating one of the most enchanting and picturesque areas of Lancashire's Hill Country!

Talking of enchantment, Pendle itself is infamously known for the 17th Century trial of the Pendle Witches; our staff will be happy to tell you more about the history of Demdyke and Co.!

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Trapp Lane
BB12 7QW


No hot food available on Christmas Day and New Years Eve 2015
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted Contact hotel to arrange. T&C's / charges apply.
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Chef Simon Gatt


Fitzys Bar

Discover the unique charm and personality of Fitzy's Bar & Restaurant. Serving a selection of cask ales and fine wines, complemented by a mouth-watering menu of home-cooked food that's locally sourced and lovingly prepared by our Chef. Experience one of our tasty Signature dishes, for something a little different they're sure to please.

Fitzy's commanding hillside position ensures a stunning view through the picture window of Pendle Hill and beyond. Enjoy Alfresco dining on the terrace, where you can truly appreciate the breath-taking countryside and beautifully manicured gardens.....the perfect environment to enjoy the British sunshine!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 06:30 - 09:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary


Whalley Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 9
Par: 72
Distance: 6258 Yards
No handicap required


4.00 miles away in Whalley


Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £25.00
Tuition £25.00

Burnley Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: 18 holes - Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 5943
Distance: 69 Yards
No handicap required


6.00 miles away in Burnley


Practice ground golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £20.00
Buggy hire Yes


The BEST WESTERN Higher Trapp Hotel is a magnificent country house, steeped in charm and character and nestled in 36 acres of beautiful terraced gardens.


Wedding service and reception venue

The stunning, newly refurbished Pendle Suite with its ornate ceilings, enormous chandeliers and magnificent picture windows framing breathtaking views is the ultimate venue for a fairy tale wedding. French doors lead to a private terrace complete with stylish furniture and access to the manicured gardens.


We cater for everybody's needs and everybody's tastes! To make things easy, we offer a range of packages to suit all budgets.

Honeymoon Suite

Both our Bridal Suites will add the perfect finishing touches to your wedding day. One boasts green decor and a beautiful garden view. The second is tastefully designed with cream & brown decor and offers all of the above, but has the added luxury of a jacuzzi bath and four poster bed!You'll be given one of our bridal suites as a wedding present on the special night, and we'll also throw in some Champagne and chocolates too!


Registry office:
Ribble Valley
JDO off pimlico Road, Clitheroe, BB7 2BW
01254 871360

Get in touch with, Maxine Walsh or Jamie Proctor.

For any enquiries please call Maxine Walsh,Jamie Proctor on 01282 772781

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M65, J8, 3.00 miles
Nearest train station: Burnley, 5.00 miles
Nearest airport: Manchester, 43.00 miles
Free parking on site (80 spaces)
On site disabled parking (1 spaces)

Trapp Lane
BB12 7QW

What's nearby?


  • Burnley FC (7 miles)

  • Blackburn Rovers FC (12 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Pendle Hill (3 miles)

  • Manchester Lowry Theatre (40 miles)

  • Oswaldtwistle Mills (10 miles)

  • Boundary Mill Retail Park (10 miles)

  • Clitheroe (5 miles)


  • Burnley (7 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Set in relaxing grounds, providing a tranquil environment and with a choice of meeting rooms, the hotel is perfectly placed for all your business and conference needs and conveniently located just minutes from the M65 motorway. Our dedicated and professional team will be on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly.

Available room set ups

U shape

Noble Suite

A purpose built boardroom with natural beech tables, leather arm chairs and LED TV

Pendle Suite

The refurbished Pendle Suite is a stunning room that can accommodate up to 100 delegates theatre style or 120 for dining.
It boasts French doors leading to a private terrace that provides a welcome retreat enabling delegates to re-charge ready for the next session.

Hambledon Suite

Bright and modern, the Hambledon Suite is a superb meeting and conference facility for up to 100 delegates

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Noble Suite 10 10 10 10 0
Pendle Suite 100 60 15 25 120
Hambledon Suite 100 60 32 32 60
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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Good location.

06/10/2015 Suratrichard, Surat Thani, Thailand

Although I had visited the Higher Trapp many years ago, I had never stayed here before. We thought it would be a pretty safe bet being in the Best Western group. We weren't disappointed. It's situated... more


trip to see friends

03/10/2015 villadebell, Marbella, Spain

Always welcoming , friendly attentive staff, spacious rooms, and any problem sorted quickly and efficiently, l have been quite a few times this year and the latte machine has been broken on more than ... more


Nice Location and Hotel, good food.

02/10/2015 Zeke131358, Oxford, United Kingdom

Stayed 2 nights on a business trip. Ate in the bar on both evenings, food was excellent , I can highly recommend the Burgers and the Rag Pie, a little on the expensive side, but worth it. The bar ha... more


Lovely stay

02/10/2015 holidaysometimer, London, United Kingdom

Great food, great staff, great room. I had a single and it was perfect for 1 person for 1 night. Beautiful view to wake up to! Couldn't have asked for a nicer stay. Beautiful features throughout the h... more


Wedding Reception & Overnight Stay

30/09/2015 EE-AW, Rossendale, Lancashire

We stayed here for a friends wedding reception Sept 2015. Beautiful place very warm and welcoming. Gorgeous views and traditional decor. Food at the reception was lovely and a good time was had by all... more