Things To Do In Clitheroe This Summer

The temperature is rising and summer fast approaches — or at least what passes as summer in the UK — so it’s time to get planning your holidays, if you haven’t already. Whether you have kids or not, there’s a plethora of things to do in and around Clitheroe, and so we’ve compiled a few ideas to get you started!

If you need a family day out, Clitheroe Castle has plenty to offer for everyone. Enjoy a day discovering the history of the Castle Keep, which has watched over Clitheroe for over 800 years. Kids can explore with maps and magnifying glasses, journeying through 350 million years of local history and geology.

Another one to do with the family are local ghost walks. Top Hat Tours does tours in Clitheroe and the surrounding areas, covering anything and everything spooky a thrill seeker could ask for.

The land surrounding Clitheroe and Laythams is rich countryside, and naturally, there are many beautiful walks to do, especially for those with any four-legged family members! Some interesting routes to take include the Ribble Valley Scultpure Trail, which was launched in 1993 following artist Thompson Dagnall’s residency, and the Tolkien Trail, the surroundings of which inspired the author and a number of names occurring in ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

To combine the spooky and the great walks in the area, why not try the Walking with Witches trail, which follows the footsteps of the infamous Pendle witches.

For some different local culture, Slaidburn’s Steam and Vintage Vehicle Display is happening this year on the 10th and 11th of June, including exhibits of traction engines, steam rollers and portable steam engines built in 1850. A great day out for anyone, with craft stalls and exhibitions for those less enthusiastic about engines!

One just for the grownups is a tour of the Bowland Brewery, home of ‘ales of outstanding natural beauty’. Book yourself on a tour and get some tasters to decide for yourself!

For the foodies, Clitheroe’s farmers market happens once a month in Whalley Village and is really worth a visit. Amazing local produce can be found in an attractive little village which has a history of its own and offers award winning shops and eateries.

There’s a little taste of what’s on offer around Lancashire and Clitheroe, so why not discover even more and head over this summer? Book a stay at Laythams now for a luxury base while you’re exploring!

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