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Things to do in Clitheroe, Lancashire

Exploring the Charming Town of Clitheroe:

A Guide to the Best Attractions and Activities Nestled in the heart of the Ribble Valley, the picturesque town of Clitheroe offers a delightful blend of history, natural beauty, and a vibrant community spirit. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor seeking a quintessential English town experience, Clitheroe has something to captivate every interest. In this guide, we’ll explore the top attractions and activities that make this charming destination a must-visit.

Discover Clitheroe’s Rich Heritage

Clitheroe Castle

 Clitheroe Castle

Perched atop a limestone outcrop, Clitheroe Castle is a striking 12th-century Norman keep that dominates the town’s skyline. Explore the castle’s rich history, admire the stunning views of the surrounding countryside, and immerse yourself in the region’s fascinating past.

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Clitheroe Market

No visit to Clitheroe is complete without experiencing the town’s renowned market. Held every Thursday and Saturday, this bustling market offers a vibrant array of local produce, artisanal crafts, and delicious street food. Wander through the stalls, chat with friendly vendors, and savour the authentic flavours of the Ribble Valley. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are the Market Days.

Embrace the Great Outdoors

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Pendle Hill

Towering over the Lancashire landscape, Pendle Hill is a beloved destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Embark on a challenging yet rewarding trek to the summit, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Whalley Nab

For a more leisurely outdoor adventure, head to Whalley Nab, a picturesque limestone outcrop offering stunning vistas and well-marked trails. Pack a picnic and enjoy a peaceful afternoon surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Indulge in Local Flavours.

Clitheroe Food Festival

Clitheroe Food Festival

If you’re a foodie, mark your calendar Saturday 10th August 2024 for the annual Clitheroe Food Festival, a celebration of the region’s culinary delights. Sample local specialties, attend cooking demonstrations, and immerse yourself in the vibrant food culture of the Ribble Valley.

 Ribble Valley Breweries

No visit to Clitheroe would be complete without exploring the town’s thriving craft beer scene. Take a tour of one of the local breweries, such as Bowland Brewery or Ribble Valley Inns, and savour the unique flavours of locally brewed ales and lagers.

Clitheroe’s Cosy Pubs and Restaurants

After a day of exploring, unwind in one of Clitheroe’s cosy pubs or restaurants. From traditional English fare to international cuisine, the town offers a diverse culinary scene to satisfy every palate. Check out TripAdvisor for top-rated dining options. Whether you’re seeking a historical adventure, an outdoor escape, or a gastronomic journey, Clitheroe has something to delight every visitor. Immerse yourself in the town’s rich heritage, embrace the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Places to Stay in Clitheroe and The Local Area

Cobble View Cottage, Waddington

Step back in time at this beautifully restored 19th-century cottage, brimming with character and warmth. Nestled in the heart of the quaint village of Waddington, you’ll experience the quintessential English village life, just a stone’s throw from the vibrant market town of Clitheroe. Check our latest Availability at Bowland Breaks Luxury and Cosy Cottages.