A journey through time in a few minutes from Liverpool: how the village of Downham attracts tourists to itself

By TravelWiseDec 1, 2023 18:59 PMNews
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A journey through time in a few minutes from Liverpool: how the village of Downham attracts tourists to itself
View from the main road in Downham, United Kingdom. Source: Photo: Ensign Peak Foundation / Kenneth Mace

If you have always wanted to go back in time and see what life looked like before the Internet and modern trends, Britain has something to surprise tourists. Downham is an English village located in Lancashire and is considered one of the most beautiful in the country.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the village first became famous in 1610 during the Pendle witch trials. Currently, it is home to about 150 people.

Downham has many tourist attractions that draw visitors from all over the country. These include the village church tower, which is an example of 15th-century architecture, as well as hiking trails, namely: Downham Circular Walk and Chatburn Circular Walk.

Michelle Brown, a resident who runs an ice cream shop, said, "The nature is so unspoiled here; there are not many villages like this. If you took away all the cars, you would expect to see horses and carts on the streets. It's just a lovely little village, and we get a lot of visitors who say it's very pretty, even though it's less than 10 minutes from the bustling city of Clitheroe.

A journey through time in a few minutes from Liverpool: how the village of Downham attracts tourists to itself
A view of Downham from the Anglican Church of St. Leonard. Source: Photo: Ensign Peak Foundation / Kenneth Mace

TikTok user Sandy, known as sandymakessense, shared with her followers glimpses of old stone cottages, scenes of a narrow stream, and a stone bridge in her video documenting her trip to Downham.

Sandy remarked, "This region is home to a quaint village that seems to have been frozen in time, with no road signs or television satellites in sight. There are also numerous mystical places, including the eerie trail to the Pendle sculpture, the haunted Samlesbury Hall, or the Harry Potter-style Halewood and Sons bookstore," she explained.

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