Stonyhurst College

  • Stonyhurst West Front
  • Stonyhurst Drone Still
  • Stonyhurst Front Shot
  • Academy Room
  • Bayley Room
  • Building
  • Building1
  • Building2
  • Building3
  • Chapel
  • Classroom
  • Galleries
  • Galleries1
  • Inside Chapel
  • Inside Tennis
  • Long Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Top Ref
  • Gym
  • Gym2
  • Fitness Studio
  • Astro
Stonyhurst College is set in 1,000 acres of Britain’s most beautiful countryside in the North West of England. Overlooking Pendle Hill and the magnificent Ribble Valley, the Stonyhurst Estate is simply outstanding. The venue and abundance of facilities are available to hire for a range of activities and audiences. From large residential group lettings, to conferences, location filming and sporting events, we are delighted to welcome visitors and groups to experience the fantastic facilities on offer at Stonyhurst College.

Stonyhurst College is one of Britain’s leading Catholic boarding schools, with over 400 years of history, set in a magnificent Grade 1 listed building. Whilst the College is home to more than 700 pupils during term time, during the school holidays, Stonyhurst is one of the most impressive venues in the North of England. Set in 1,000 acres, the College’s history, character and unique setting makes it a fascinating place to visit. Stonyhurst hosts a variety of events, open to the public throughout the year, and our state-of-the-art facilities and accommodation, are available to hire for public and private events. Stonyhurst Enterprises are delighted to welcome visitors and groups to experience the fantastic facilities on offer at Stonyhurst College. Our aim is to celebrate this outstanding venue, hosting a multitude of events, lettings and facility hire, and ensuring your visit to Stonyhurst is one to remember. With more than 30 years’ experience of hosting external events, we pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of service, ensuring every event runs smoothly, and that the magnificence of the Grade 1 listed building is matched only by the level of service we provide. We very much look forward to welcoming you to the College!

Event Types

  • Adventure Days
  • Cricket Camp
  • Filming & Location Hire
  • Guided Tours of College
  • Holiday Club
  • Holy Week Retreat
  • Private Tours of Collections
  • Sports Academy
  • Tennis Camp
  • Training Course
  • Weddings & Hospitality


  • 25m Pool
  • 3G All weather pitch
  • Accommodation & Catering
  • Archery
  • Bushcraft
  • Cafe
  • Chapel
  • Cricket Pitch
  • Drama Room
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Studio
  • Golf Course
  • Gym
  • Indoor Tennis
  • Laundry Service
  • Nature Walks
  • Open-water swimming
  • Rugby pitches
  • Sports Centre
  • Tennis Courts
  • Theatre

Equipment available

  • Computer Equipment
  • Dancefloor
  • Fax
  • Flipcharts
  • HDMI Cable
  • Internet Connection Cable
  • LCD/Data Projector
  • Lectern
  • Microphone
  • Overhead Projector
  • PA System
  • Photocopier
  • Radio Microphone
  • Remote Clicker
  • Screen
  • Sound Equipment
  • Staging
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Video Conferencing
  • White Board
  • Wi-Fi

Venue Location

Stonyhurst, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ

Venue Directions

By Road: Stonyhurst is located near the village of Hurst Green, less than half an hour’s drive from Preston and the M6. Coming from the north, leave the M6 at junction 32 onto the A6, turn right and follow the signs for Broughton and Longridge on the B5269 and then the B6243 to Hurst Green. Coming from the south leave the M6 at junction 31 and take the A59 into Whalley and then on the B6246 to Great Mitton and then the B6243 to Hurst Green. Alternatively leave at junction 31a and follow the B6242, B6243 to Longridge and then stay on the B6243 to Hurst Green. Coming from the M62 at junction 18, follow the M66, A56 and A6068 to Padiham, then run left onto the A671 for Whallley, then the B6246 to Great Mitton and then the B6243 to Hurst Green. Once at Hurst Green turn onto Avenue Road, by the War memorial opposite the Shireburn Arms public house, and follow the road, through the white gates, and continue straight ahead to the Main Entrance. By Bus: Stonyhurst is located 5 miles (15-minute drive) from Clitheroe town centre. The nearest bus stop is located on Knowles Brow. Stonyhurst can be accessed on a bus route from Clitheroe town centre on bus number 5 towards Chipping, the journey will take 25 minutes followed by a 23-minute walk. By Train: The most convenient railway station for Stonyhurst is Preston, some 13 miles away from the College, and under 3 hours from London Euston and 3 hours from Edinburgh. By Air: Manchester International is the nearest airport and is easily accessible by road or rail.

Travel Information

Train Stations

  • Preston Station - Distance: 13 miles


  • Leeds Bradford International Airport - Distance: 43 miles
  • Manchester Airport - Distance: 47 miles
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport - Distance: 55 miles


  • M6 JCT 31 - Distance: 12 miles
  • M6 JCT 32 - Distance: 25 miles