Map & Directions
An area of outstanding natural beauty, well-known for its scenic countryside, delicious food and famous landmarks, Ribble Valley is at the official centre of the Kingdom and is a place infused with history, holding a wonderfully rich heritage.
- 60 minutes by car to Manchester International Airport
- 75 minutes by car to Leeds International Airport
- 70 minutes by car to Liverpool International Airport
- 1 hour by air to London Heathrow (from Manchester International Airport)
- 2.5 hours by rail to London Euston (from Preston train station)
A location fit for a King
Stonyhurst is located in heart of the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Northwest of England. An inspiring and peaceful location, the other major landowner in the region is King Charles, through his Duchy of Lancaster. Royal biographer Sarah Bradford revealed in her book, Elizabeth, that Queen Elizabeth II herself would have retired to the Ribble Valley if she could.
At Stonyhurst children can enjoy being children and grow into outstanding young adults while benefiting from the wellbeing, safety and happiness that comes with life in the countryside. The school is based in a rural village in the Forest of Bowland called Hurst Green and Clitheroe and Whalley are our nearest small towns.
How & where to find us
For satellite navigation use postcode: BB7 9PX
Staying in the local area?
We would like to help ensure your stay while visiting the School is as comfortable as possible. We have listed here just some of the local accommodation and restaurant providers.
Discover the beauty of the Ribble Valley
Useful links about the local area
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Stonyhurst and the Ribble Valley provides an idyllic setting for education. Find out more about our location by clicking the links below.
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The Office for National Statistics, no less, has awarded the Ribble Valley the accolade of healthiest place in England, rating favourably on measures including air pollution, household overcrowding, noise complaints, road safety...
Discover what Stonyhurst looks like before you arrive
We have developed an immersive, state-of-the-art virtual tour to provide prospective families with an opportunity to explore Stonyhurst College and Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Using the latest digital technology, prospective parents and their families can take a tour of the facilities on offer.