Clitheroe Travel Guide

  • Sawley
    Sawley
    by nickandchris
  • Sawley
    Sawley
    by nickandchris
  • Sawley
    Sawley
    by nickandchris

Clitheroe Things to Do

  • Wander Around Sawley Abbey.

    On our way to Clitheroe, we stopped off to have a wander around the scant ruins of Sawley Abbey.Parking is easy enough on the roadside outside the Abbey.This cistercian abbey, in the lovely Ribble Valley, was founded in 1148 and stands on land given by the 3rd Lord Percy of the famous Northumbrian Percy family. The family were patrons of the abbey...

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  • Take A Look At the Castle....

    On a beautiful April day, we headed off to visit Clitheroe and it's castle. The 12thc. castle stands on a hill looking down onto the town and is a prominent part of the town.What you see is mainly the Norman keep, one of the smallest in England and is surrounded by 16 acres of attractive parkland, including a labrynth.The castle and grounds are...

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  • Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

    Created in 1993, the Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail was created for locals and visitors alike,to enjoy artworks in a natural environment. It takes in Brungerley Park and Crosshill Quarry, with entrances from Waddington Road and West Bradford Road. Limited parking.You'll come across at least twenty sculptures, some as basic as a waymarker, others...

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  • River Ribble Walk

    At the small bridge on the road to the village of West Bradford from Clitheroe is a small off road car park and gate leading to a pathway that runs along side the river Ribble.The walk is an excellent way to view the river and surrounding countryside with its breathtaking beautiful scenery.You can walk for several miles along the river bank before...

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  • Castle Grounds

    Surrounding Clitheroe Castle are beautiful grounds and a park containing some nice pathways and gardens.Perfect for a good stroll on a nice day or even not such a nice day,there are playing fields for the kids,a band stand used in the summer months and benches to sit and relax and enjoy the views of the castle.

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  • Clitheroe castle

    The Norman Castle Keep of Clitheroe has dominated the skyline more than 800 years since being built around 1186 by 'Robert de Lacy' to protect the administrative centre of his vast estates. It is said to be the second smallest keep in England,since the rooms are only 20ft square.The present entrance passes through what was originally a window into...

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Clitheroe Hotels

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  • Eaves Hall Country Hotel

    Eaves Hall Lane, Clitheroe, BB7 3JG, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Shireburn Arms Hotel

    Whalley Road Hurst Green, Clitheroe, BB7 9QJ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Old Post House Hotel

    44-48 King St, Clitheroe, BB7 2EU, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Clitheroe Restaurants

  • Centrally Located, Family friendly.

    After our meander around the castle and before our planned walk, we were ready for lunch. We could actually only find three pubs serving food and in the end, opted for the Rose and Crown as it served two different sizes of portion.On first entering, we thought the place gloomy but this was only because we had come in from reading the white menu...

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  • Historic Local Inn

    Recently referbished with nice warming decor and a splendid old fireplace this local pub is friendly and inviting.Nice staff and lots of little rooms off the main bar if you fancy a little privacy.Reasonable prices for both food and drinks with a good varied menu and efficient service.After a serious fire in 2010 the pub re-opened in February of...

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  • Fine Sunday roast

    Also a hotel this fine inn provides the very best in food,wine and ales in Clitheroe,situated just opposite the railway station and within walking distance of the main town centre.great food though a tad on the expensive side,friendly staff and a very clean place,beer garden and parking at the rear. We had the roast beef dinner as it was a sunday...

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  • Relaxed eating

    Situated on the outskirts of Clitheroe in Pimlico Village this fine looking pub serves great food and ales,it has a large indoor dining area with a seperate bar area and large beer garden.A small car park to the side of the pub as well.We ate outside as it was a lovely summer day,it was very quiet but i can imagine it gets very busy at the weekends...

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  • Fine food in the village

    A very traditional village pub situated in the heart of the village of Waddington just ten minutes drive from Clitheroe.An old world feel to the pub which is also a guest house and restaurant. The service is very good as is the food,with plenty of choice ranging from pub snacks to three coarse meals.However we felt it was little pricey coming to...

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  • Sunday lunch

    A very smart well presented pub located in Waddington,a charming village just a few miles outside Clitheroe.Friendly staff and excellent choice of food and beverages combine to make this pub a must visit when in this part of Lancashire. The menu offers lots of variety as do the special boards,we had sunday lunch as it was sunday and it was...

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