Abbey Village is located six miles from Blackburn, eight miles to Chorley. Four miles to Preston and ten miles to Bolton. The village is near the Upper and Lower Roddlesworth Reservoirs as well as the West Pennine Moors. The reservoir north of the village on the River Roddlesworth- is known as Close House Reservoir. This is the latest addition to the reservoirs around this small village and was designed to increase water storage capacity in wet years. Click below to access the woodland walk around the reservoir.
There is a bus service running which runs between Blackburn and Chorley.
The name Abbey Village is believed to have arisen from a connection with Whalley Abbey, as the village is located close to a track between the abbey and Brinscall Hall. The village is generally ribboned in layout lying along the A675. It is centred on a redundant cotton mill which has been broken down into industrial units. It has a number of amenities including a pub to the south of the village and an Indian restaurant to the north.
The village has a primary school, Abbey Village County Primary School, with most pupils going on to high schools in Chorley.