We continue to enjoy our stay in Lancashire whilst eagerly awaiting our visas for immigration to New Zealand. As the red rose county once processed most of the worlds cotton there are many former cotton mill towns, packed with places of interest. The weather this week was lovely, still cold but for once, dry; so we headed out to explore Clitheroe and Towneley Hall in Burnley. Clitheroe is in the heart of the picturesque Ribble Valley. A small town packed with bespoke shops, the converted Holmes Mill which now houses a brewery and a tiny Norman castle. We headed to the top of the town to conquer the castle, chased by the evil knights of the tower, and marvel at the great views of the surrounding area over to Pendle Hill. We checked out the high street and found an awesome chippy for lunch; oh how we missed fish and chips when we lived in Portugal and Spain!
Towneley Hall in Burnley is a great place for kids, we all so enjoyed wandering around the extensive grounds. We followed the Lime tree trail and spent most of the day there, as there are two awesome playgrounds for the boys to play on; an adventure climbing frame and a water and digger park with a zip line…heaven!
We heard this week that the first part of our visa process has been approved so now onto round two, hopefully it will be much quicker!
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