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a Historic Market Town in the county of Lancashire

Views around Higher Hodder Bridge
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About Clitheroe

Enter the town of Clitheroe and one glimpse of the ruined castle rising above the town, reminds you that this is an ancient place with a long and illustrious history.

The castle, built by Robert de Lacy in 1186 is said to be one of the oldest buildings in Lancashire and it is the only castle remaining in Lancashire which was held by royalists during the Civil War. When it was built by de Lacy it was to protect his estate, which was called the Honour of Clitheroe. These days, the once vast lands are now diminished and the much smaller Honour of Clitheroe is owned by Lord Clitheroe who lives at Downham Hall.

The castle may have dominated the town for centuries but it was from the great days of the cotton industry that the town flourished as an industrial centre. Coton from here was exported all over Europe and beyond, the industry gave strength and stability to the town.

An interesting tale survives concerning Pendle Hill to the east of the town - it is said to have been linked to the trial of several Lancashire women, who were executed for crimes of witchcraft. On a wild and windy day the 1,830ft hill takes on a sinister appearance, sending a chill down your spine!

In this charming town visitors are assured of a warm Lancastrian welcome, there are delightful shops and some interesting old inns and public houses. A museum tells of the history of the town and surrounding countryside. A short distance away are the magnificent rivers and fells of the moors and the glorious Bowland Forest.

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Inn at the Station in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England4 stars

Inn at the Station

Clitheroe, Lancashire, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Situated in the town centre of Clitheroe, the stylish Inn at the Station offers free Wi-Fi throughout and free on-site parking. The grand Victorian inn also features a bar and a restaurant....
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Old Posthouse Hotel & Restaurant in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England3 stars

Old Posthouse Hotel & Restaurant

Clitheroe, Lancashire, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Set in Clitheroe in the Lancashire Region, 45 km from Manchester, Old Posthouse Hotel & Restaurant boasts a terrace and views of the city. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant....
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Fifty One and a Half Boutique B&B in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England5 stars

Fifty One and a Half Boutique B&B

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Fifty One and a Half Boutique B&B is situated in Clitheroe, 45 km from Manchester. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV....
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Waddow Hall in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England

Waddow Hall

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Offering a children's playground and views of the garden, Waddow Hall is located in Clitheroe, 46 km from Manchester. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is...
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The Keep

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Higher Buck Inn

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Mitton Hall Hotel in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England4 stars

Mitton Hall Hotel

Clitheroe, Lancashire, England (2.5 miles, 4.1 km, direction SW)
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