Photo: Queen Street, Great Harwood
Welcome To Great Harwood.
A small historic market town on the edge of the Ribble Valley
Great Harwood is a bustling market town home to a variety of thriving shops and businesses. It is steeped in history, the Mercer Hall Leisure Centre in Queen Street and the town clock pay tribute to John Mercer (1791–1866), the 'father' of Great Harwood, who revolutionised the cotton dyeing process with his invention of mercerisation (treatment for cotton fabric that gives a lustrous appearance.)
The town clock is a must see attraction, built in 1903, it showcases the best in Edwardian design. Other highlights of the town include beautiful walking and cycling routes, plenty of places to eat and drink, as well as an array of individual and unique shops