Clitheroe sits in the heart of the Ribble Valley with a landmark castle that has dominated the horizon for 800 years. To the North, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Forest of Bowland National Landscape covering over 300 miles of rural Lancashire and Yorkshire. Often referred to as the Trough of Bowland, this ancient fertile area is responsible for the delicious produce that has also turned Clitheroe into something of a foodie paradise.

Clitheroe has a nice selection of local shops, businesses, eateries and pubs as well as the impressive Holmes Mill – a converted textiles mill that now showcases Lancashire food, drink and entertainment at its best. Your new build home in Clitheroe is close to a railway station, the A59 and just 12 miles from both Blackburn and Burnley.  

Living in Clitheroe

Entertainment straight from home

A must-visit is the imposing 800-year-old Clitheroe Castle and Museum – just down the road is the ruined Whalley Abbey, or enjoy a family day out at the Browsholme Hall and gardens, with a café serving homemade sandwiches and cakes. Paragliding hotspot Pendle Hill is a Bronze Age burial site rising to 557m and has the nearby Pendle Sculpture Trail with its weird and wonderful artworks. Alternatively, walk from your new home to Holmes Mill for beer, bowling, brunch and blues.

Easy drives and rail journeys

Your new house is close to the A59 major route that links Harrogate (50 miles) to the East all the way over to the M6 (14 miles) and Preston (18 miles) in the West. Take the A680 at Wiswell (4 miles) and travel down to the M65 for easy travel to Blackburn (12 miles) or Burnley (12 miles). The Railway Station is the northern terminus of the Ribble Valley line, operating services to Preston (53 minutes) via Blackburn (26 minutes) and Manchester Victoria (78 minutes). The nearest airport is Manchester (48 miles) around an hour's drive.

Lots for families

Whether you enjoy walking, mountain biking, camping or just relaxing in the countryside with a family picnic, it has countless trails and vistas for you to explore. It's also an ideal place to raise a family, with excellent schools as standard.

There are five primary schools to choose from, two rated by Ofsted as Outstanding - as is the secondary school, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School. Two schools offering thorough education are the state run Ribblesdale School and the independent Moorland Private School. A choice of SEN educational provision is available in nearby Great Harwood, Nelson and Longridge. 

New homes Clitheroe for sale

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses in Clitheroe and Lancashire including Blackburn and Darwen. To find out more about our new properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…