Clitheroe is an historic market town in the Ribble Valley, approximately 20 miles south west from Skipton. Its streets of attractive buildings are watched over by the Norman castle, although there was an Anglo-Saxon settlement here well before the Normans came to town.

Today the castle houses a museum and is set in an attractive park. There are several Circular Walks that help the visitor explore the town and surrounding district.

Clitheroe is near the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and views from the castle include the sweep of Pendle Hill to the south east.

There are many independent shops, cafes and restaurants. People wishing to stay in the area will find a good range of accommodation in the town and nearby.

A number of festivals take place in the town during the year, including a food festival in August.

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