High Street shopping in Clitheroe

Looking along Market Place toward Castle Street

Looking along Market Place toward Castle Street - Credit: Archant

The ‘capital’ of the Ribble Valley has plenty to offer the keen shopper and history buff

If you’ve never explored the Ribble Valley before, Clitheroe is the perfect place to start. Often seen as the ‘capital’ of this picturesque area of Lancashire, this market town has plenty on offer for the whole family, from eating and drinking to shopping and exploring local history.

Take a stroll through the centre and you will come across a variety of independent shops, where a keen shopper could spend hours perusing stylish boutiques of fashion and interiors, picking up delicious food and drink or browsing art in local galleries.

If shopping isn’t your thing, why not visit Clitheroe Castle. Here you can learn about the town’s history, heritage and geology at the museum in a fun day of exploration that’s not just for families. Located high on Castle Hill in the shadow of the Castle Keep, it’s an image which has dominated Clitheroe’s skyline for over 800 years.

With close proximity to the M6 and M56 and a direct train link to Manchester City Centre, Clitheroe can be easily accessed for a day out. If you choose to continue later into the evening for a few drinks in one of the many pubs, the town offers a range of accommodation from guest houses and kitsch cottages. If you fancy something further afield, hotels in the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland are only a short drive away.

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