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QUIZ - Can you name these places in the Ribble Valley?

PUBLISHED: 13:32 13 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:34 13 May 2017

How good is your knowledge of Lancashire? Photo: N V Cartmell

How good is your knowledge of Lancashire? Photo: N V Cartmell

N V Cartmell

How well do you know the Ribble Valley and Bowland? Test your knowledge in this picture based quiz.

What’s the most iconic landmark in the Ribble Valley? Is it Clitheroe Castle? The medieval structure that towers over the town and rewards you with stunning views of the region?

Or is it Pendle Hill? A place full of human history that is inevitably a backdrop to any visit to the area. Pretty village such as Downham and Sabden lie at its edge and are popular detours when exploring the area.

The Forest of Bowland which forms a large part of the Ribble Valley is home to a few landmarks that could qualify as the most famous spot in the region. There are pretty villages such as Whitewell, Chipping and Slaidburn which attract visitors from all across the country.

Of course there is Stonyhurst College, a place that has inspired some of Britain’s most celebrated writers over the years. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a former pupil here, and JRR Tolkien has links to the school. It is said that the surrounding countryside provided inspiration for the Lord of the Rings books, you can even take the Tolkien Trail to follow in his footsteps.

These are all the obvious candidates for the most famous landmark in the Ribble Valley, some of the ones we’ve used in our quiz are slightly less well known, so you need to be a bit of an expert to get all ten correct. If you don’t get full marks, don’t despair, it’s the perfect motivation to go out and explore more of this beautiful part of Lancashire.

What score did you achieve? Share and challenge your friends to beat your score.

You can also upload your images of famous Ribble Valley landmarks in the reader photo gallery.

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