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Stonyhurst College

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Address: Clitheroe BB7 9PZ , England
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+44 1254 827073

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Magnificent building... but visiting could be easier

This famous Roman Catholic public school started life across the Channel in France to educate English Catholics in the hope that Catholicism might be restored in England. That was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Darwen, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 592 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently Spent the day at the food festival and had the opportunity to look around the college and grounds. It was reminiscent of being on a movie set for Harry Potter, lots of oak panelled corridors and staircases. Just amazing to spend time wandering around. Hope to return and take the formal tour.

Thank GGGang
Darwen, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This famous Roman Catholic public school started life across the Channel in France to educate English Catholics in the hope that Catholicism might be restored in England. That was in 1593. The first building at Stonyhurst was an oratory built by John de Bayley in 1372. He was a descendent of the de Lacys who were entrusted with the lands... More 

Thank Steve_W_Darwen
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Welll what a beautiful building inside & out many many unbelievable stunning features the grounds are exceptional go for a look you will not be disappointed

Thank BuryLindy
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Visited the college not only do you get a history of the building you also get a feel of what it's like to attend boarding school as a child

Thank Traceymary28
Whalley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Well worth the short drive off the M6. The drive up to the college is through beautiful countryside to arrive the college where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) was educated. The buildings are truly beautiful but I would recommend instead putting on some walking boots and following the route through the fields around the grounds.

Thank BarryDennis
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

A.M.D.G Stonyhurst College is an excellent place to be educated. I was a boarder there during the 90's first attending the prep school St Mary's Hall. Of course boarding at such a young age was a bit daunting to begin with but It didn't take too long for me to settle in. The teachers and staff made me feel right... More 

2 Thank Martin J
Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went to an antique fair, great to view the building also - would like to see more? only a section was available for access - maybe there are opportunities to have more access? Sadly a café that was managed by the college was in a unpleasant area of the building, ( previously we had attended and it was sited in... More 

Thank RubyLancs
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

An absolutely stunning building, a visit made even more special by being able to drive directly up to it along the main drive/

Thank Gibbo501
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Set in the most amazing grounds. Well maintained school. Breath taking driveway up to the main school. Great sports facilities. Numerous playing fields, golf course, swimming pool and many more! Swimming pool is a little dated but does the job. Regular user of the facility.

Thank Jess W
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We have been a few times to Stoneyhurst College for various events. Our favourite is the Food Festival never disappointed with the organisation or variety of products on show.

Thank Sue A

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