The 10 Best Things to Do in Chorley, United Kingdom (UK)

March 2, 2018 Rebbecca Marino

Chorley is a market town in Lancashire, England, 8.1 miles (13 km) north of Wigan, 10.8 miles (17 km) south west of Blackburn, 11 miles (18 km) north west of Bolton, 12 miles (19 km) south of Preston and 19.5 miles (31 km) north west of Manchester. The town's wealth came principally from the cotton industry.
Restaurants in Chorley

1. Astley Hall

Astley Park, Chorley PR7 1XA, England +44 1257 515151
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4.5 based on 438 reviews

Astley Hall

One of Lancashire's most historic halls set in the beautiful park of the same name. The history of the Hall itself is full of intrigue, with stories of plotting and religious turmoil. It dates back to Elizabethan times with changes and additions over the centuries, all helping make a visit to the Hall a fascinating and enjoyable experience. This grade 1 listed building is the jewel in Chorley's crown, with stunning plaster work and architectural features. As the town's museum and art gallery it is also home to items of local historical interest. William Shakespeare and Oliver Cromwell are some of the famous guests to stay at the hall.

Reviewed By LMSLancashire - Lancashire

A lovely park where there is always something happening especially in the summer. Don't miss Astley Hall ( check opening times) and visit Cafe Ambio. Great for all ages and for a slow ramble or energetic walk.

2. Worden Park

North Lodge Worden Lane, Leyland PR25 3DH, England +44 1772 625625
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4.5 based on 250 reviews

Worden Park

Reviewed By nicola r - out rawcliffe

I parked up on the huge carpark near the entrance and set off to walk to the hall and shops. There is a carpark at the hall but it is only for disabled and permit holders so after a bit of a walk we arrived at the hall to find everything closed due to an electricity problem so had to walk back. I am struggling to walk following a broken ankle so it was a bit of a nuisance . I would advise you to drive to the hall to check if things are open first as there are no indications on the carpark. I feel the hall area is very under utilised and there is not much to see . It seems very popular with dog walkers

3. Rivington Pike

Between Bolton and Chorley off the A673., Rivington BL6 7SB, England
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4.5 based on 177 reviews

Rivington Pike

Rivington Pike is a hill summit on Winter Hill, part of the West Pennine Moors, overlooking the village of Rivington in Chorley, Lancashire. The nearest towns are Adlington and Horwich.

Reviewed By Alan157243 - Skelmersdale, United Kingdom

not for the elderly or those that are either bad on their feet or don't enjoy a steep walk, can take as long as you want(within reason) to climb this moderate hill, the route is very easy to follow and you are rewarded with some stunning views once you get to the top, laze around a while then take an easy walk back down the hill, find a local pub and have yourself a well earned pint

4. Canal Boat Cruises of Riley Green

Bolton Road | Riley Green Marina, Hoghton PR5 0SP, England
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5 based on 230 reviews

Canal Boat Cruises of Riley Green

Canal Boat Cruises are the fun, unique, award winning Yates family business that go the extra mile for each and every one of our guests. Canal Boat Holiday Hire, Canal Cruises, Canal Trips, Restaurant Cruises, Private Functions

Reviewed By MichaelRClarkson - Preston, United Kingdom

Had a cruise for the in laws combined 80th and 90th birthdays setting is lovely boat was nice clean and tidy. The 3 course meal was cooked to perfection for the 18 family members and the service was excellent

5. Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

Access Through Garden Centre 92 Chain House Lane | Whitestake, Preston PR4 4LB, England +44 1772 323323
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5 based on 1 reviews

Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

Sited at the rear of GARDEN CENTRE Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary is a pure volunteer based, non profit group of volunteers.The flying display give you the visitors, Children & Adults, the chance to participate in the flying display and have our birds land on your gloved hand as they fly to you for their food.We have a collection of over 80 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species.All the birds are housed in large open fronted aviaries, sheltered in a woodland setting. We assist conservation and education of these beautiful Birds and we are involved with an average of 50 rescues each year.

Reviewed By Laura B - Southport, United Kingdom

Walking around and seeing the birds in the enclosures was wonderful but the real highlight was the flying. We were expecting a simple display but the handlers brought several birds out for us to see, and to have a chance to hold and touch. The handlers were very experienced and knowledgable and answers loads of questions.

6. Haigh Woodland Park

Copperas Lane | Haigh, Wigan WN2 1PB, England +44 1942 828280
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4.5 based on 560 reviews

Haigh Woodland Park

Haigh Woodland Park is the jewel in Wigan's crown of green spaces - and it's transforming into a one-of-a-kind attraction for families across the north west. Wigan Council and Inspiring healthy lifestyles are spending millions of pounds making this the most beautiful and activity-packed park in the region.

Reviewed By Adele A - Manchester, United Kingdom

I used to go to Haigh Hall a lot when my older children where younger... today I decided to go and it has changed so much for the better...firstly en-route I stopped off for change for the car park as I remembered it being prepay- now it isn't - you pay at the new visitors centre on the way out...the most you'll pay is £3 all day...the car park has a great overflow facility so if like me you cant park a people carrier in a tight space there is so much room on the overflow insteadnot in set out spaces. the parking was £1.50 for the few hours we was there. the hall is still as grand and beautiful as ever and the café is still serving lovely food, the ice cream man is there and the toilets are still clean.There has been a massive improvement on the play area I remember when it was mainly swings-it is amazing now. The miniature train means you can go from one end to another without walking much which is great if like me you have 2 under 3 who decide they both want carrying. (£1 each).The woodland walks are great, the new golf near the car park looks brilliant and you can pay extra to do a tree top walk. Haigh hall has always been one of my favourite places and today it exceeded the expectations! LOVELY DAY! <3

7. Fairy Glen

Appley Bridge, Wigan, England +44 1695 622794
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4.5 based on 129 reviews

Fairy Glen

Reviewed By Gemgem1989 - Liverpool

Fantastic walk to blow the Christmas cobwebs away and burn off the Turkey. We took our dog and enjoyed getting muddy and exploring the glen. My only complaint would be not signed very well or directions for where to park we parked in the lay-by opposite the pub but then the road is lethal fro crossing and then there isn’t a map to follow once your in the glen so you know where your going. We ended up on farmers fields signed private and got completely lost. But a great place to explore non the less.

8. Yarrow Valley Country Park

Off Birkacre Road, Chorley PR7 3QL, England +44 1257 515151
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4.5 based on 252 reviews

Yarrow Valley Country Park

Reviewed By pookie8911 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Free parking (be aware it does get busy), loads of a pathways for walks. Beautiful big ponds with loads of wildlife - great for taking photos. Perfect for any length of visit. Would be great if walks were a little better signposted - we ended up crossing back on ourselves several times.

9. The Pigeon Tower

Lever Park, Rivington, England
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

The Pigeon Tower

Reviewed By cunning-runt - Accrington, United Kingdom

A little midway point on the way to the pike (if that's the way you want to go). You can stop for a rest and enjoy the views

10. Hoghton Tower

Hoghton PR5 0SH, England +44 1254 852986
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4.5 based on 394 reviews

Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower is one of Lancashire’s gems – come and find out why. A Tudor – Elizabethan manor and the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family, the Tower stands proudly on its hill overlooking the surrounding countryside. Join a guided tour of the panelled state rooms to hear about the history of the house, the family and the distinguished guests who have enjoyed the house over the centuries. Stroll through the beautiful walled Gardens and take in the views. Kids will love the underground passages, the ramparts, dungeons and Dolls House collection. Take a browse in the gift shop and finish your day out in the tea room. Private and School tours available year round with prior arrangement. On the third Sunday of each month, come to our Farmers Market – ‘The Merchant of Hoghton’- a celebration of regional produce. Hoghton Tower can be hired on an exclusive basis for your private pary or wedding. Stay overnight in the Irishman's Tower. All income from tours benefits the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust – preserving heritage for all.

Reviewed By Mark S - Preston, United Kingdom

Excellent, good selection of various artisan market stalls from cheese, chutneys,chocolate,to wild venison and gin. With the odd warm sausage and hog roast thrown in, so worth a visit when it's next due. Added attraction was the option to see Santa in the great hall,...MoreThank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time. Merry Christmas

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