Simonstone Local Amenities:

  • St Peter’s CE Primary School is Simonstone village’s only school, with around 120 pupils. The village is in the catchment area of the Clitheroe Royal Grammar School.
  • St Peter’s Church is the local Church of England building in the village and was founded in 1841.
  • The Higher Trapp Hotel built in the early 1900’s as a private house, and now a country hotel with 30 bedrooms.
  • The Stork Hotel is the village ‘pub’, next door to the local garage and village store/post office.
  • Read and Simonstone Community Tennis Club,  provides a valuable sporting facility.
  • Golf courses at Whalley, Great Harwood and Clitheroe.

Simonstone Parish Landmarks:

  • Huntroyd Hall or Huntroyd Demesne (known locally simply as ‘Huntroyd’) is a 16th century house and estate. The hall was established in 1576 for the Starkie family. In the mid-19th century, the house was re-built in the Georgian-style. The house and grounds are not open to the public. However, the estate is fragmented by public footpaths, roads and farms.
  • Simonstone Hall dates from the 17th century and was originally the home of the Whitaker family. It is a privately-owned listed building. The house was substantially re-built in the 18th century as an early example of Jacobian revival architecture.

Places to visit near Simonstone:

  • Clitheroe – A market town dominated by a Norman castle
  • Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham – Elizabethan mansion owned by the National Trust
  • Whalley Abbey – 13th Century Monastic Foundation
  • Pendle Hill, The Trough of Bowland