This is Ramsbottom

Enjoy Ramsbottom is a celebration of the independent retail specialists, hospitality choices and community spirit on our thriving traditional high street. Launching Christmas 2021 and brought to you by local people for local people. Rediscover the treasures on your own doorstep! 


On the edge of the West Pennine Moors, set against the backdrop of Holcombe Hill, Ramsbottom is a thriving market town in spectacular surroundings. A blend of contemporary and traditional the town is packed with independent retailers and award-winning restaurants and cafes. Featured in the Sunday Times' 'Top Ten Places to Live' and runner up in 'High Street of the Year 2013', it is not surprising that it is a popular stop on the East Lancashire Steam Railway.

Packed with places to eat and drink, it’s the perfect spot to spend time trying regional produce in award-winning pubs and restaurants, from indulgent afternoon teas to exquisite evening dining. Visit Ramsbottom’s independent shops, selling a range of goods from organic beauty treats to original artworks.

With an ever-growing programme of events including the award-winning Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival (the weekend before Easter), the famous World Black Pudding Throwing Championships held each September, and its starring role in the East Lancashire Railway's 1940s Weekend, Ramsbottom has plenty to appreciate across the year.