Whalley Abbey Gatehouse

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours. No access to the interior


The Sands, Whalley, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9TN

Before You Go

This 14th century gatehouse belonged to the nearby Cistercian abbey, which was once the second wealthiest monastery in Lancashire. The first floor was probably a chapel.

Read more about the history of Whalley Abbey Gatehouse.

Before You Go

Access:  A road known as The Sands runs directly through the gatehouse.

Other Information: There is no access to the interior.

Plan a Great Day Out

Nearby Sawley Abbey was also a Cistercian foundation. Set against dramatic hills, the grounds are a great place for a picnic.