23 Apr

Picturesque Clitheroe is a lovely location in Lancashire

Picturesque Clitheroe is a lovely location in Lancashire

A civil parish in Lancashire, Clitheroe is situated in the Borough of Ribble Valley and near the Forest of Bowland. The town is a popular destination for tourists to the local area due to its picturesque appearance and historic Clitheroe Castle, which is one of the smallest Norman keeps in the UK.

As a market town, Clitheroe offers an array of shopping opportunities for visitors and locals alike. These range from high street stores and supermarkets to independent boutiques. It's a great place to find unique gifts and unusual ingredients - one shop called Cowman's offers a massive 75 different types of sausage.

If you're looking for property for sale in Clitheroe, you may also be interested to know about the area's annual festivals and events.

The town has a high level of community spirit and one of the highlights of the year is the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival. Throughout the event, gigs are held in a variety of venues across the town, including The Atrium, which offers amazing views and the state-of-the-art Grand Theatre.

Other annual events include the Spring Festival and the Food Festival in August. There's also Sausage Day on January 5th, which celebrates locally produced sausages.

There are three secondary schools in the town, as well as several primary schools. A large health centre accommodates two medical practices and there is also a community hospital. The town has its own ambulance, fire and police stations.

Clitheroe is very proud of its local sports teams and events. Clitheroe FC plays in the Northern Premier League Division One North and they share Shawbridge Stadium with Blackburn Rovers WFC.

There's also a Rugby Union Football Club, an annual cycle race and an annual futsal tournament.

A number of large companies have local operations, meaning there is a wide range of local job opportunities. Smaller industrial sites are located across the area, including a recently expanded business park.

Getting to and from Clitheroe is easy - there are hourly trains that run to Blackburn and Manchester Victoria. In addition, a number of regular bus services operate in the area, taking customers to other locations in Lancashire and Yorkshire.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801784723-ADNFCR

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