The Alma Inn, is located near Pendle, an area steeped in interesting history. The pub itself feels like stepping back in time with stone floors, original beams and open fires and offers a warm welcome after a day of exploring.
Just a 25 minute car ride from the Alma Inn, 900 year old Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England. With 6 drum towers, every corner of the castle can be explored, from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower. The east tower of the gatehouse contains a 17th-century shell grotto, one of two remaining grottos in the country from this period.
The trials of the Pendle witches in 1612 are among the best recorded witch trials in English history. The 12 accused witches lived in the area surrounding Pendle Hill in Lancashire and were tried and charged with 10 murders by witchcraft. The Pendle Witch Trail runs from Pendle Heritage Centre to Lancaster Castle, where the accused witches were held before their trial. The Heritage Centre is a 15 minute drive from the Alma Inn.
Brontë Country - Haworth
The Bronte sisters wrote the literary classics Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë), Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë), and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Brontë) while they lived around the Haworth area. A visit to Haworth takes in the Bronte Parsonage Museum, their beautiful Georgian family home, which remains largely unchanged and is filled with a world-class collection of furniture, clothes and personal possessions. Catch a steam train from Haworth and visit towns and villages along the line including Oakworth, recognisable from The Railway Children film. A 9 mile drive from The Alma Inn.