Explore the Area
The ancient market town of Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley is a perfect place to stay for visitors wishing to explore Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland, one of England’s 36 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Clitheroe actually dates back to Saxon times so by the time the imposing 12th century Norman Castle that towers over the town had been built, Clitheroe had already been around for nearly 1,000 years! Clitheroe Castle, said to be the smallest Norman castle in England, is now home to a Museum and 16 acres of landscaped gardens, which houses attractions to appeal to every age group. They include a bandstand, children’s playground, skate-park and Lancashire’s first Labyrinth. The Rose Garden also features quirky metal and limestone sculptures.