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Clitheroe, sometimes said to have come from the Anglo-Saxon name for ‘Rocky Hill’, is situated in the Borough of Ribble Valley in Lancashire. The market town’s main attraction is definitely Clitheroe Castle, thought to be the smallest Norman keep in the whole of England. Clitheroe Castle boasts sixteen acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, and a museum, attracting keen visitors of all age groups wanting to find out more about the history of the place. It is also an ideal setting, however, for a relaxing and enjoyable day out in itself, with many fun activities such as a children’s playground, a bandstand, sculpture garden, and even it’s own Labyrinth.
Aside from this wonderful ancient landmark and it’s rich history, there are a host of food and drink attractions for the foodies that will not disappoint. There is Cowman’s Famous Sausage Shop which is a shop that stocks over 75 varieties of quality sausages, and then there is the Exchange Coffee Company that offers a choice of over 60 specialist teas, and 35 different types of coffee. For the wine buffs, there is the Award-winning Byrnes Wine Shop, with an extensive range of rare and unusual vintage wines collected from all over the world.
Clitheroe also has it’s own Golf Club with one of the best inland courses in the country. This is another fun day out that can appeal to all the family. But, as well the town’s own attractions it does provide an excellent and convenient place to stay when planning on visiting the surrounding areas such as Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland, which is a beautiful area of countryside that attracts many visitors for walking.