Location, Location, Location: Clitheroe

Location, Location, Location: Clitheroe

Nestled between the Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill in the beautiful Ribble Valley lies the picturesque, historic market town of Clitheroe. The harmonious blend of countryside and town life makes Clitheroe the perfect place to call home. We’re currently building new homes at our Montague Place development, so we’ve put together a guide to living in and loving this stunning Lancashire town.

The place to be?

We might be biased, but we think Clitheroe is a fantastic place to live.

The town is a popular tourist destination and has a lively leisure and cultural life. Historic focal points include a beautifully preserved Norman castle and museum, as well as a local library housed in an iconic building with an impressive history that dates back to 1905.

But don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what there is to do in Clitheroe below.

Places to Visit in Clitheroe

Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle is thought to be the smallest Norman Keep in the whole of England. It stands atop a 35-metre outcrop of limestone and is one of the oldest buildings in Lancashire. The castle is now home to a Museum and 16 acres of landscaped gardens, which house attractions to appeal to every age group. When visiting Clitheroe Castle, you can expect to enjoy a bandstand, children’s playground, and Lancashire’s first Labyrinth. The Rose Garden at the castle also features several quirky metal and limestone sculptures to marvel at. For the skateboard lovers among us, there’s a skate park on the Castle grounds, built and funded by the Lancaster Foundation charitable trust.

The Town Trail

As well as making the trip up to the castle keep and admiring the breath-taking views, there’s also the option to discover even more of Clitheroe’s heritage by foot by taking part in the fascinating Town Trail. The mile-long walk is suitable for all the family and takes you on a journey across time and place. From the 19th century marketplace, to rows of Victorian terraces – there’s plenty to be uncovered on the walk. You can even expect to discover pubs dating back to the 16th century, perfect for a spot of lunch. The town trail is an ideal way to take a trip down Clitheroe’s memory lane, whether you’re a passing visitor or a long-term resident.

Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

If you fancy exploring further afield, then the Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail is the adventure for you. Launched in 1993, the trail incorporates over 20 different works of art, taking you through woodlands, grasslands, Brungerley Park and Cross Hill Quarry. Not only will you enjoy scenic views of the Bowland hills, but you may also spot some charming local wildlife such as kingfishers and maybe even otters…if you’re lucky!

Countryside & Forest of Bowland

For those who enjoy being out in the great outdoors, the vast expanses of the surrounding Ribble valley, Pendle Hill and the Forest of Bowland also present spectacular opportunities for rambling and cycling through superb countryside and fascinating natural habitats. The Forest of Bowland is a world-renowned AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) consisting of gritstone fells, deep valleys and peat moorland. As well as walking trails, you can also enjoy stargazing during selected times of year as well as lots of arts and crafts workshops.

Clitheroe Town

If shopping is more your thing, then you won’t be disappointed with what Clitheroe has to offer. The picturesque town centre presents a wide choice of traditional shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants, including an open-air market specialising in local produce every other day and a Collectors Market on Fridays. The town also has five supermarkets – meaning local amenities are excellent in the area. The town combines history with practicality, making nipping to the shops an experience in itself.

Sports and Fitness Facilities

When it comes to sports and fitness in Clitheroe, there are many leisure amenities in and around the local area. Ribblesdale Swimming Pool, Edisford Sports Complex, and the community-run Roefield Leisure centre, are just a handful of facilities that you will find in Clitheroe. You can reach them via a short walk from the rear of our Clitheroe development, Montague Place. Between the three, you can expect to find sports halls, pitches, fitness suites, gyms, a climbing wall, and many other facilities – perfect for all ages and all abilities. Furthermore, you can also find a very attractive 18-hole golf course in Clitheroe, which is just less than two miles from Montague Place.

Living in Clitheroe With Miller Homes

So, does a move to Clitheroe sound appealing? If so, we’re currently building new homes in this beautiful Lancashire town.

Montague Place is a stylish new development, ideal for first time buyers as well as those looking for a new home to make their own. The development offers a selection of two, three and four bedroom homes, all of which promise either a dedicated study or home office. You can find out more about this development, and others we have across the country on our website.