Standing in the shadow of mysterious Pendle Hill and overlooked by a Norman castle, Clitheroe doesn’t lack for history and drama. Yet this charming market town has also made a name for itself as a foodie centre, with award-winning shops selling everything from specialist teas to unique flavours of sausage.
The castle lies at the heart of Clitheroe’s handsome historic centre. Almost 1,000 years old, it’s surprisingly petite yet worthy of an in-depth visit, especially as the surrounding gardens contain extra attractions, like a maze, a skatepark and a playground.
Afterwards, explore the independent shops that line the pretty stone streets nearby. Whether you’re looking for antiques, art or fine wine you’ll find it here.
Clitheroe boasts a good number of eateries too, far more than you’d expect in such a small town. Take your pick from a wide choice of cafes, bars and gastropubs – many of which have a focus on fresh and local produce.
Our Favourite Things About Clitheroe
- Endearing historic market town
- Choice of specialist food shops
- Untouched wild countryside nearby
- Clitheroe Castle
- Excellent shopping
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