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What To Do In Clitheroe

Many people overlook Clitheroe as a visitor destination because they’re not really sure what to do in Clitheroe. Clitheroe is a thriving market town with shops and eateries aplenty and is surrounded by some of the most picturesque and unspoilt Lancashire countryside.

Nestled in the glorious Ribble Valley, Clitheroe really does cater for everyone. From shopping to entertainment, family days out to great nightlife, Clitheroe always has something to offer.

We’ve put together a little list of what we would describe as ‘must-do’s’ if you are wondering what to do in Clitheroe.

The Emporium

Located in Clitheroe our sister establishment, The Emporium, is genuinely unlike anywhere you will have ever been before; half coffee shop, wine bar and brasserie and half interior design superstore, its Parisian Grand Cafe style appeals to everyone. Housed in an old Methodist Chapel, lavishly and lovingly converted to three floors of eating, drinking and shopping, The Emporium is a haven from the mass production ethos that has overtaken the rest of the world.

Clitheroe Castle Museum

Clitheroe Castle Museum has recently undergone a complete makeover and stands high on Castle Hill in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an image which has dominated Clitheroe’s skyline for over 800 years. The historic landmark of Clitheroe Castle offers a day of exploration for all the family and in June 2010 was awarded the ‘Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’ 2010/2011.


The town centre is a shoppers dream brimming with individual shops and historic treasures you wouldn’t usually find on your everyday high street. Clitheroe is the perfect place to pick up a gift for that tricky someone or simply a place to treat yourself from the eclectic array of shops on offer. Our wines have been selected for us by D. Byrne & Co. of Clitheroe whose shop is an absolute delight to visit! You’ll be surprised just how far underground it goes as you delve further and further into their cellars. They really do know what they are talking about and have been pointing us in the right direction for more than ten years now and so far they have not put a foot wrong – definitely worth a visit if you can!


You can savour the fresh flavours of tempting treats and feasts as Clitheroe develops as Lancashire’s Food Town and the annual Clitheroe Food Festival which takes place in August is a must!

The Grand

Created to provide state-of-the-art performance and live music facilities in the heart of the Ribble Valley, The Grand is one of the best venues for miles around. Visit their website to find out whats on.

The Shireburn Arms is located only a 15 minute drive away so after you’ve spent the day wandering around Clitheroe pop in and sample our real ales or enjoy a glass of wine from our carefully selected wine list, and if anything on our Menu tickles your fancy then why not join us for dinner as well? You can book a table by giving us a call on 01254 826678.

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