Clitheroe has a ruined Norman
castle with the smallest keep in England. It
stands on a limestone knoll and overlooks the
town. Fine views can be had from the top of the
castle and you can even see Shawbridge! The last
resident of the castle was Henry, Earl of Lincoln
who died in 1311. The castle was destroyed by the
Roundheads in 1648.
retains much of it's ancient character. The main
street climbs to the castle between limestone
buildings flecked with white fronted Georgian
houses. The town well in Wellgate close to the
Dog pub is still in working order.
is famous for it's connection with the
development of the Gas Turbo Engine - an
invention that could be described as changing the
way we live.
Ribble Valley is served by a variety of
hostelries providing top class fare. Accomodation
can be found in the town itself or in the many
FC is proud to be have been part of local
heritage for over 125 years.