Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst College is an independent co-educational Catholic boarding and day school.

It occupies a magnificent Grade I listed building in the beautiful Ribble Valley. Founded in 1593, it is the oldest Jesuit School in the world. Indeed, it is famous for its connections to former pupil Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In addition, author of Sherlock Holmes, and JRR Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings.

Furthermore, it is home to 700 pupils during term time. However, during the school holidays the College plays host to a multitude of residential lettings and events. These are organised and delivered by Stonyhurst Enterprises. Additionally, there’s a large repertoire of events such as religious retreats, international language schools and sports & music camps, to events such as festivals, fairs, outdoor theatre productions, dinners and weddings.

Stonyhurst College is open to the public at limited times of the year. Entry is limited for guided tours of the College, and to the Old Chapel Museum. Visitors are given the opportunity to see the various chapels and historic rooms within the building.

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