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'''Clitheroe''' is an attractive market town in the Ribble Valley in East [[Lancashire]]. It lies to the south of the Forest of Bowland and is the ideal staging post for visiting that area, known as 'Lancashire's hidden gem'.
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'''Clitheroe''' is an attractive market town in the Ribble Valley in East [[Lancashire]]. It lies to the south of the [[Forest of Bowland]] and is the ideal staging post for visiting that area, known as 'Lancashire's hidden gem'.
  
 
It is well known for its Norman castle, dating back over 800 years and for great food and wine shops.
 
It is well known for its Norman castle, dating back over 800 years and for great food and wine shops.
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==Do==
 
==Do==
Wander through the main streets and experience a typical northern English market town, especially on market days. There has been a market in Clitheroe since Norman times. The market is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with a Flea market on Fridays.
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* Wander through the main streets and experience a typical northern English market town, especially on market days. There has been a market in Clitheroe since Norman times. The market is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with a Flea market on Fridays.
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* Visit the '''Platform Gallery''' at the railway station - an excellent craft gallery.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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A good choice of cafes and restaurants throughout the town.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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Plenty of characterful inns and public houses in town.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
 
*<sleep name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.ukcottages.co.uk/holiday-region-guides/north-of-england/lancashire/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""><b>UK Cottages</B> has holiday cottages close to Clitheroe as well as across Lancashire including the Ribble Valley, the Forest of Bowland and Morecambe Bay.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.ukcottages.co.uk/holiday-region-guides/north-of-england/lancashire/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""><b>UK Cottages</B> has holiday cottages close to Clitheroe as well as across Lancashire including the Ribble Valley, the Forest of Bowland and Morecambe Bay.</sleep>
 
  
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==

Revision as of 09:27, 29 October 2011

Clitheroe is an attractive market town in the Ribble Valley in East Lancashire. It lies to the south of the Forest of Bowland and is the ideal staging post for visiting that area, known as 'Lancashire's hidden gem'.

It is well known for its Norman castle, dating back over 800 years and for great food and wine shops.

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Get in

Clitheroe has a railway interchange, with hourly trains to Blackburn and Manchester (Victoria Station). It is also served by regular buses from Preston, the X80 and 280, which run hourly during the day.

Get around

There are bus connections with Bolton, Blackburn, Accrington, Skipton, Ribchester and local villages.

See

The castle, which is often said to have the smallest Norman keep in England. It stands on a 35-metre outcrop of limestone and is one of the oldest buildings in Lancashire, and is surrounded by pleasant gardens and a park. It is also the only remaining castle in the county which had a royalist garrison during the English Civil War.

Do

  • Wander through the main streets and experience a typical northern English market town, especially on market days. There has been a market in Clitheroe since Norman times. The market is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with a Flea market on Fridays.
  • Visit the Platform Gallery at the railway station - an excellent craft gallery.

Buy

Clitheroe is well served by specialist shop, and an award-winning off-licence, D. Byrne & Co, on King Street. It also has an excellent Booths Supermarket - an institution in Lancashire.

Eat

A good choice of cafes and restaurants throughout the town.

Drink

Plenty of characterful inns and public houses in town.

Sleep

  • [1]. UK Cottages has holiday cottages close to Clitheroe as well as across Lancashire including the Ribble Valley, the Forest of Bowland and Morecambe Bay.

Contact

Get out

The Forest of Bowland - explore a beautiful and almost unknown area of Britain.



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