Downham is a small and unspoilt village and, being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, many say is one of the most beautiful.

The village lies below Pendle Hill, about three miles from Clitheroe, just off the A59 Clitheroe to Skipton road.

Downham has been popular for being used by the filming industry since the 1960’s and more recently was used for the location of the BBC drama Born and Bred.

The village is also very popular to walkers as there are many local walks in any direction from the village including Pendle Hill.

The local Downham village pub is the Assheton Arms which is a Grade II listed building and has very good reviews on Trip Advisor. They were awarded the Lancashire Life Dining Pub of the Year in 2012, Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and they are listed in the 2014 Good Food Guide.

On the main street there is also the Downham Post Office and Tea Rooms.