Sitting in Lancashire’s Ribble Valley, on the border of the Forest of Bowland, Longridge is a Lancashire market town with vibrance and character. Surrounded by rolling countryside, Longridge is just eight miles away from Preston, and 20 miles away from Blackpool and the Fylde peninsula. Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds all within easy reach too.
Longridge offers an excellent quality of life and makes a wonderful place to call home. If you’re thinking about making the move, see our range of new homes in Longridge at our new build developments in and around the area.
It’s a bustling market town set amidst the gorgeous scenery of the Ribble Valley
Residents benefit from easy access to surrounding greenery and nature, with the Forest of Bowland on their doorstep
Three local primary schools and 13 secondary and independent schools are rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted
Take advantage of excellent transport options throughout the North West, including to Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds
WHY LONGRIDGE IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Longridge offers all the benefits of living in a thriving market town, with a busy local community, a great choice of shops and restaurants, welcoming pubs, a refurbished library, and a weekly market and monthly farmers’ market. You’ll find plenty to do, year round, all within an easy and convenient travel distance.
Set amidst beautiful countryside, Longridge is ideal for enjoying the great outdoors. The nearby Forest of Bowland offers stunning scenery, hiking, cycling, horse riding, and adventure sports. The Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are both in easy reach, as is Lancashire’s striking Fylde coast. Longridge Golf Club offers 18 holes set in fantastic scenery.
For families eyeing a move to Longridge, you’ll be pleased to know the town is well served by schools. Longridge has three local primary schools within a five mile radius – Grimsargh St Michael's Church of England Primary School, Brabins Endowed School and Sherwood Primary School – all of which are rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted. There are 13 secondary and independent schools within 10 miles of Longridge, with all 13 also rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted.
Whilst a countryside town, a home in Longridge offers fast access to city amenities too, with Preston just eight miles to the south west and Blackburn 11 miles to the south east. Manchester and Liverpool are both a little over an hour’s drive away, whilst Leeds can be reached in under two hours, giving you access to plenty of shopping, attractions and sights.
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Longridge offers excellent transport links throughout the region. Preston railway station is a short drive or bus ride away, and provides direct rail services to a range of destinations, including Manchester and Manchester Airport, Liverpool, York, Glasgow and London Euston.
With the M6 motorway nearby, Longridge is ideally situated for driving throughout the North West and accessing the wider motorway network. Both Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport are just over an hour’s drive away, for national and international flights.
If you’re interested in calling Longridge home, we have a selection of new homes in Longridge for sale at our new build developments in and around Longridge.
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