High Street shopping in Clitheroe
PUBLISHED: 00:00 29 July 2015
The 'capital' of the Ribble Valley has plenty to offer the keen shopper and history buff
The Grand - Steven Lancaster. First built in 1873-74 as Clitheroe Public Hall, this Grade II listed building has gradually become one of the North Wests best loved mid-sized live music and arts venues since opening in 2008.
Amelias Bridal Boutique - Mother of the bride department. Amelias Bridal Boutique takes great pride in being able to offer the personal touch with a friendly atmosphere. Established in autumn 2007, here you can feel completely pampered and relaxed in privacy, enjoying a glass of bubbly while searching for your dream wedding attire.
Somax Solutions - Toby Lister. Somax Solutions is a kitchen supplier with over 15 years in-depth experience in both retail and contract kitchen markets. Set up to strategically provide the greatest value for your budget, they provide a highly personal service, offering stunning German and Italian kitchens of the highest quality and the best known branded appliances and worktops.
James Places - Location for new James Places commercial development. Bowland Brewerys new home at the Grade ll listed Thornbers Mill, in the centre of Clitheroe, is packed full of character. Some of the mills features, including the 1910 steam engine pictured, may not be in great shape at the moment but there are exciting plans afoot. Recent developments from the brewery include new branding for the hugely popular Hen Harrier, to be unveiled at the Clitheroe Food Festival, along with Pheasant Plucker and Buster IPA. A new mini cask will also be available later in the month, while cask ales from Bowland Brewery can be found at more and more enlightened restaurants, bars and retailers throughout the county. To follow the brewerys progress visit www.bowlandbrewery.com.
Archer Carpets - Justin Archer and Mark Ainsworth. With over 40 years of experience as carpet specialists, J Archer Carpets pride themselves on supplying and fitting quality floor coverings at affordable prices. The Ribble Valleys only appointed Amtico and Karndean specialist, they use their own experienced in-house professional fitters and offer a vast selection of laminates, rugs, real wood and vinyl floorings.
Ultraframe - The team at Ultraframe. Established over 30 years ago and acknowledged as the world leader in the design and manufacture of conservatory roofing systems, Ultraframe supply a wide range of conservatory products. Every conservatory roofing system carries a 25 year British Board of Agrement life expectancy certificate and was the first in the industry to hold this accreditation.
If you’ve never explored the Ribble Valley before, Clitheroe is the perfect place to start. Often seen as the ‘capital’ of this picturesque area of Lancashire, this market town has plenty on offer for the whole family, from eating and drinking to shopping and exploring local history.
Take a stroll through the centre and you will come across a variety of independent shops, where a keen shopper could spend hours perusing stylish boutiques of fashion and interiors, picking up delicious food and drink or browsing art in local galleries.
If shopping isn’t your thing, why not visit Clitheroe Castle. Here you can learn about the town’s history, heritage and geology at the museum in a fun day of exploration that’s not just for families. Located high on Castle Hill in the shadow of the Castle Keep, it’s an image which has dominated Clitheroe’s skyline for over 800 years.
With close proximity to the M6 and M56 and a direct train link to Manchester City Centre, Clitheroe can be easily accessed for a day out. If you choose to continue later into the evening for a few drinks in one of the many pubs, the town offers a range of accommodation from guest houses and kitsch cottages. If you fancy something further afield, hotels in the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland are only a short drive away.