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The following cottage companies offer a selection of Clitheroe holiday cottages. All properties are within a 10 mile radius of the town and range from modern to the traditional. The numbers available may be subject to change so make sure to check back for any possible additions.
- Over 20 Clitheroe cottage properties
from Hoseasons, all of which lie within a 10 mile radius of the village. Weekly bookings start at around £220 although this will vary according to season. Both modern and traditional self catering properties are available.
- A few Clitheroe cottages
available from Holiday Rentals, which are all situated in the Ribble Valley. Both are located in or near the village and can sleep between 4 and 10 people respectively. Booking prices start at £350 for weekly bookings.
- 1 Clitheroe holiday cottage from Skyes, situated on the outskirts of the village. It's a stone-built property that can sleep up to 10 people. Features include an open-fire and 2 tick rating from Sykes. Make sure to check back in case more have been added since publication of this page.
Cottages 4 You
- Around 400 cottages in the North West region but none in Clitheroe at the time of publication. Nevertheless, Cottages 4 You offers a diverse range of self catering properties in Lancashire and the North West. All are rated with discounts available for selected cottages.
Clitheroe is a market town situated in the Ribble Valley
. Set on the southern fringes of the Lake District and located near the AONB designated, Forest of Bowland, it is a popular base for tourists keen on experiencing the delights of this inspiring region.
Clitheroe was granted its market charter in the 12th century and it has been a regular feature of the town ever since. A rich variety of goods and products are sold on its stalls which, until recently, included livestock. A cattle market
now caters for agricultural traders and can be found on Lincoln's Way, on the outskirts of the town. Market days take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9.00am - 4.00pm.
A ruined Norman castle, constructed in the late 12th century stands on a limestone cliff overlooking Clitheroe. It provides some impressive views of the town and surrounding countryside and is thought to be one of the smallest keeps in England. A museum is located nearby and provides information and artefacts regarding the Castle and the Ribble Valley area.
lies 4 miles to the East of Clitheroe. Rising to 1831ft, its summit affords some spectacular views westward to the Forest of Bowland, Fylde Plain and the Irish Sea - the top can be reached by a number of footpaths and is ideal for hikers and walkers.
Clitheroe visitor attractions
For a selection of activities and attractions popular amongst Clitheroe cottage holiday-makers, see below. Our summary includes some fine restaurants, historical sites and outdoor activities that are suitable for the whole family.
is one of the better paintballing venues in Lancashire and includes a selection of sites that utilise the outdoors very well. The 18 hole Clitheroe Golf Club
offers a more civilised form of activity and has played host to the Lancashire county championships on three occasions - it's open to golfers of all abilities, young and old.
Food, drink and entertainment
The restaurants and pubs in the area should provide a real incentive for taking a night off during your Clitheroe holiday cottage break. Tweezes Restaurant
specialises in modern European cuisine and offers 3 courses for £15 on selected evenings. The Red Pump Inn
, listed in the Good Pub Guide 2008, is also worth a mention and prides itself in providing great local food and colloquial beers and ales.
History and Culture
The well-preserved Clitheroe Castle is a must-visit for the fine views and museum. (The museum is currently closed for redevelopment and re-opens in 2009). Alternatively, The Ribchester Roman Museum is located in nearby Ribchester and exhibits pre-historic artifacts and Roman remains. Adults are admitted for £3.00 with free entry for children aged 5 and under.
Supermarkets and shops
There's a Tesco on Duck Street and Sainsbury's on Moor Lane which should help you restock during your Clitheroe holiday cottage break. If you need essential items such as toiletries see Lloyds Pharmacy and Boots Chemist.