A lovely twin room with en suite bathroom in my beautiful little "chocolate box" B&B
Situated in an ancient, cobbled street in the heart of this historic village, Backfold offers a breakfast of foods sourced from Ribble Valley farms, included in the price.. TV & free Wifi in all rooms.
We are the only dedicated Bed & Breakfast in this beautiful village.
Feel free to use the downstairs lounge area.
The village’s three pubs are the Waddington Arms , the Higher Buck and the Lower Buck. Waddington also boasts a shop with post office, a social club, a café, a Methodist chapel and the beautiful St Helen’s Church, a popular choice for weddings. The world-renowned Inn at Whitewell is a short drive away. Waddington forms the entrance to the magnificent Trough of Bowland, a favourite destination of Her Majesty the Queen. Once described as the “Switzerland of England” it has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1964 and is popular with visitors, particularly walkers and cyclists.
Clitheroe, the nearest town, has a superb range of restaurants, pubs and supermarkets, a market on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday selling local produce, and several speciality shops which attract customers from far and wide, notably the award-winning independent wine and spirit merchant D Byrne and Co. Perhaps the most famous building in Clitheroe is the Castle, suggested to be one of the smallest Norman keeps in the country; take a trip to the Castle Museum and spend the day finding out about the history and geology of the area.
There is a railway station in Clitheroe with links to Blackburn and Manchester, plus on Sundays the acclaimed DalesRail service, which links the Ribble Valley with the Yorkshire Dales and Eden Valley. The train sets out from Blackpool and passes through Preston, Blackburn, Whalley and Clitheroe before reaching Hellifield and joining the spectacular Settle to Carlisle line – train spotter heaven.
Other Things to Note
Days out Exploring the North of England
For the motorist, Waddington is an ideal base from which to explore Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria, with the nearby A59 providing speedy links to the motorway network. Here are just a few places to visit…
York 63 miles
The historic city of York is situated to the east of Waddington. Be sure to explore the unique independent shops that line The Shambles and indulge your sweet tooth at Betty’s Tea Rooms.
Harrogate 42 miles
A spa town in the North of Yorkshire; Harrogate is well-known for its horticulture, historic buildings, stunning scenery and natural springs. It’s the perfect place to sightsee.
Skipton 21 miles
Famous for its castle, Skipton also caters well for those who love to shop; winning the title of Best High Street in 2009. Skipton is also host to a wide array of restaurants, pubs and cafés, catering for all tastes.
Malham 21 miles
Located in the South of the Dales and home to some of the most impressive sights within the area; Malham is a destination that is popular with walkers as the Pennine Way long path passes through the village.
Grassington 28 miles
More than your average Dales village, Grassington is home to beautiful chocolate box cottages, a range of independent shops and a number of eating establishments. It’s also great for those who love to walk, be it a gentle stroll around the village or something more strenuous.
Martin Mere 23 miles
Martin Mere (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve) is a must see for any wildlife lover; the expansive marsh is home to hundreds of species of birds, mammals and fish, including a family of otters who become particularly active at feeding time.
Windermere 58 miles
The largest of all the natural lakes in England, Windermere is a popular tourist destination with lots to see and do. Take a cruise by steamer across the Lake or go for a walk in the fells; there’s even an aquarium for those that are interested in sea life.
Blackpool 37 miles
A favourite seaside resort; Blackpool is home to the UK’s only surviving first-generation tramway. It’s also home to the famous Blackpool Tower, inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Beneath the tower is a complex of leisure facilities, entertainment venues and restaurants, including the world-famous Tower Ballroom and Tower Circus.
Southport 37 miles
Southport is another popular seaside resort; its main shopping street, Lord Street, was the haunt of Napoleon III of France. Southport annually plays host to an air show on and over the beach and the largest independent flower show in the UK. Extensive sand dunes stretch for several miles and nearby in Freshfield you can get closer to nature at the red squirrel nature reserve.
Lytham St Annes 31 miles
Lytham St Annes is internationally renowned for golf and is home to not one but four courses and links, one of which is, on occasion, home to the (website hidden) Annes is a quiet resort but has all the usual seaside features with a sandy beach, ice cream stalls, donkeys and a pier.
Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds are all no more than an hour’s drive away.
We are a non smoking household