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Croston - a mini guide

Updated: Oct 16, 2019

Located in the heart of the Lancashire countryside is Croston. It's an interesting place to visit; a mix of hardy locals with plenty of knowledge at their fingertips, as well as touristy types passing through on day trips or holidaying in the area.

River Yarrow at Croston
The River Yarrow running through Croston

Thousands flock to the village during the summer months for annual events such as Open Gardens and Coffee Day (the locals will tell you all about these), music and beer festivals hosted by the smattering of pubs, as well as numerous groups of walkers and cyclists taking in the beautiful Lancastrian backdrop. In fact Croston regularly features in RHS "North West in Bloom" and UK Village of the Year competitions.

It really has everything you need for a relaxing day out in the countryside; walking trails galore, two brand new recreational areas for the kids, a contemporary chic styled gift shop, and of course lots of choices for your lunch or meal stop including sandwiches, fish and chips, pub grub, Italian and Indian.

Croston also has many notably picturesque buildings that are well worth a view, including the beautiful rows of 17th century cottages that make up Drinkhouse Road and Church Street, and the grade II listed old-school in the grounds of St. Michaels.

Church Street
A view of Church St.

In December Croston also holds its annual Christmas fair, with plenty to keep the family entertained around the village, such as craft stalls, Santa's grotto, magic shows, the brass band procession and the numerous hot food vans. The 2019 event will take place on Sunday 8th December, starting at 1pm. Thyme on the Yarrow will also extend its opening to around 5pm, to ensure visitors can get their adequate fill of coffee and hot chocolate!

What more to say about the village? Well there's plenty - but we really think you need to come and take a look for yourself!

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