Wray near Lancaster.
Wray is the Scarecrow village of Lancashire.
It also boasts as being the home to the "maggot races", an annual event which raises money for local charities
The village has a general store with a post office. The village also has a pub, The George and Dragon; a tearoom, Bridge House Farm Tearooms; and two restaurants,
The Scarecrow Festival, established 1995, takes place every year during the week leading up to May Day when there is a fair. During the week there are refreshments served daily in the village hall and a parade of the giants. Lots of the villagers put up scarecrows outside their homes.
The village is also well known for its attractive buildings and history, and a beautiful location at the junction of the Roeburn and Hindburn rivers in the Lune Valley. The surrounding countryside is a very popular area for walkers.
The name ‘Moot Cottage’ suggests that it was used as a meeting house to discuss local issues, as were Moot Halls and Moot Hills or Mounds in Saxon England.
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