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Colne offers the best of both worlds

Thanks to its position in eastern Lancashire, close to the Yorkshire border, it's easy to explore both counties from Colne. Burnley lies just 6 miles north-east, while Leeds is only 30 miles away. What's more, there are historical sites and excellent shopping opportunities on the doorstep. Of particular interest to history buffs is the remains of an Iron Age fort at Nearby Castercliff, consisting of three ramparts enclosing an oval interior. The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Spellcasting shenanigans at Pendle Hill

Roughly 5 miles west of Colne is Pendle Hill, which is arguably the area's most famous landmark thanks to its association with the Pendle Witches, 12 locals charged with murdering 10 people via witchcraft. Many people pay homage to those who were found guilty by walking up the hill, particularly at Halloween.

See how the other half lived at Gawthorpe Hall

The imposing Tudor Grade I listed Gawthorpe Hall is located on the banks of the River Calder Near Burnley and has been described as the Downton of the North thanks to its similar appearance to Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey was filmed. Take a stroll through the picturesque gardens, explore the hall's textile collection and sample the tea room's cake selection during your visit. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Colne? Try the Travelodge Burnley Hotel, which is just over 7 miles away, or hop over the Yorkshire border to the Travelodge Skipton Hotel, which is an 11-mile journey.