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Best Western Burnley West Higher Trapp Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This country hotel has an elevated position with views over the Lancashire countryside, and is surrounded by terraced gardens within its own 36-acre parkland
  • The Elizabethan country house of Gawthorpe Hall is just over 10 minutes' drive from the hotel 
  • Nearby Pendle Hill and the Forest of Bowland are prime walking areas; local routes include the Trail of the Pendle Witches
  • Follow in the footsteps of JRR Tolkien, who found inspiration here for The Lord of the Rings tales -- start at Hurst Green (around 25 minutes' drive away) and walk the 5.5-mile circular trail exploring the Ribble Valley
  • The secluded ruins of Wycoller Hall is 30 minutes away by car -- it is thought to be the inspiration for Ferndean Manor in Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre

"Good Staff, Good Food, Super location relaxing and enjoyable"
16. Sep 2019 - Inverness, United Kingdom
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Best Western Burnley West Higher Trapp Hotel is a traditional hotel overlooking the pleasant Lancashire countryside, surrounded by terraced gardens within its own 36-acre parkland on the slopes of Pendle Hill. It is near the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, providing a comfortable base for a walking holiday.

You can embark on a rewarding hike along the 45-mile Pendle Way footpath. The route is divided into eight sections, the closest of which is around nearby Newchurch-in-Pendle and Barley, within a 15-minute drive from the hotel. The area covers a variety of terrains, ranging from rugged millstone moorland to limestone meadows, and there are quaint villages and hamlets along the way associated with the Brontë sisters and the 17th-century trials of the Pendle Witches. The Elizabethan country house of Gawthorpe Hall is just over 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. You can take a stroll through the gardens with views over the River Calder, visit the Gawthorpe Textile Collection or sample some cake in the tea room

Back in the hotel, leather sofas and ornate ceilings create a warm, friendly atmosphere. You can relax in the conservatory or sit outside and take in the views from the terrace when the sun is out. Fitzy's Bar & Restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows and offers "local classics and more adventurous dishes", says The AA.

Standard Rooms are furnished in traditional style and have a double bed with crisp cotton sheets. All rooms come with large flatscreen TVs and free high-speed Wi-Fi.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per pet per day.

Dogs only. Please contact the Hotel prior to arrival if you are travelling with a dog.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(64 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Lavender Hotels Ltd (t/a Higher Trapp Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Good Staff, Good Food, Super location relaxing and enjoyable
Jim 16. Sep 2019 Inverness, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly and welcoming staff
Nichola 15. Sep 2019 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Whilest the hotel is a little way out in the countryside the views from it are stunning. The staff were outstanding and the service they gave was first class and always with a smile, they obviously realised that the customer is the most important person who walks through their door. The hotel must have good chef and kitchen staff because the meals were excellent and served with a smile. Our room was excellent and contained a shower which I had specially requested for my wife who cannot use a bath. I would certainly return there and would also recommend it to others.
Keith 12. Sep 2019 Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely, comfortable hotel set in extensive grounds and pretty gardens. Good location for exploring area.
Other Comments
Staff were great, friendly, helpful, welcoming.
Sara 06. Sep 2019 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
helpful staff and good food albeit limited range
sheila 03. Sep 2019 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Hotel is in a good location, nice welcoming atmosphere and very attentive, helpful polite staff. Breakfast and evening meal very good.
Other Comments
Even though there was a wedding on at the hotel and I did receive a phone call to advise of this it did not have any impact on our stay.
Diane 03. Sep 2019 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
My first visit was for a funeral wake so was good to stay there under different circumstances. Apart from a couple of minor things a very enjoyable experience. Excellent food . Would recommend.
Kathleen 29. Aug 2019 Darwen, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Absolutely beautiful setting, food was delicious, staff great. Will definitely return
Other Comments
Although pet friendly, it isn’t really. We had an issue during our stay that the hotel are dealing with, so would not be fair to air in on here . The bar and restaurant are all in one and pets are not allowed in there. There is another longe with a tv and the staff will bring your drinks to you, however there was an evening wedding reception taking over this room so we were not allowed in. Need I say more
Bernadette 27. Aug 2019 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed stay, actually stayed in annex where rooms felt tired and dated.Hotel had a wedding and christening on don’t think I would choose to stay if a wedding on again.However good deal with Travelzoo
Other Comments
Helpful staff, food good
Catherine 27. Aug 2019 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely staff , good Lancashire welcome. Well cooked food, nicely presented
Judith 22. Aug 2019 Saltburn-by-the-SeaSaltburn, United Kingdom

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