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.
The first time we visited, we went in the summer and took the tour of this fascinating old school, but we were told that the grounds were off limits to the public when we tried to visit in September. The listing should be altered to say that it is only open for tours and visits to the garden in July... 更多
One of the historic public schools of England. To those unfamiliar with the term public school this is actually a private fee paying school although there are some bursaries available the fees are approximately £30,000 per annum boarders The school itself began as a county house when you approach the school down the driveway you see the towers surmounted by... 更多
Go twice a week as a member of the leisure club. The gardens and buildings are spectacular. To get into the school you need to attend one of the many events. The are a number of footpaths through the grounds which are well worth having a look round. The parallel ornamental ponds are very fine.
Visited the library as part of a visit. Wonderful collection of historical catholic memorabilia augmented by relics from other world religions. Tour vastly improved by the immensely knowledgable curator. Passed through the school to reach the library, wonderful historic building with some more modern, but still old, extensions . Place scattered with art often relating to old boys of stature,... 更多
Our second visit to the food and drink festival at Stoneyhurst unfortunately this experience was nowhere near as good as previous and the cause for this is the good old British weather. In the past stalls and the music stage has been on the grass areas due to rain all stalls were either inside or on hard standing. This didn't... 更多
I found about Stonyhurst and its history on one of the websites dedicated to Lancashire Heritage. Site itself is brilliant, a lot of space to walk around. Front yard is really impressive. Unfortunately, I didn't have too much time on site, as I was taking few portraits, but definately I will get back there during Spring/Summer.
We took the dog for a walk around the grounds there is a fantastic little route which comes in at about 5 miles. Takes you through the college grounds and then along the river and up the road to hurst green
Local historic landmark that is worth taking a look at. Try and do one of the tours during the summer or visit St Peter's church - it"s impressive.