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Clitheroe Removals Services

If you’re thinking of moving to or around the charming town of Clitheroe in the heart of the Ribble Valley, you need to talk to our friendly team at Britannia Willis. We have been serving Clitheroe and the surrounding areas with home removals and storage services since 1929, and since joining the Britannia Movers group we have also developed a first-class reputation as specialist international movers.

Whether you are relocating with just a few personal items or a lifetime of treasures, our caring staff will carry out a survey, provide a free quote, and then get your belongings safely from A to B with the minimum of fuss and stress.

Clitheroe Storage Options

We operate a modern and flexible self-storage facility in nearby Skipton as well as a purpose-built container storage warehouse, perfect for storing items that you aren’t likely to need access to for longer periods. A range of storage room sizes plus the option of wooden storage containers mean we can provide a flexible and cost-effective storage solution for any business or private individual based in Clitheroe or across Lancashire.

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Moving to Clitheroe

Clitheroe is a historic Lancashire market town with a population of around 17,000 is a truly fantastic place to live. Regularly appearing on lists of the best places to live in the UK, Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley area was recently voted one of the happiest and healthiest places to live in England according to the Office for National Statistics.

Clitheroe is one of the more affluent areas in Lancashire and boasts a vibrant foodie scene which is the envy of many larger towns and cities. The jewel in Clitheroe’s gastronomic crown is its annual food festival, held in August each year and featuring over 100 stalls showcasing Lancashire produce. However, there are many more eateries than you would expect for a town of this size, so there are plenty of treats for residents to enjoy all year round. One favourite is Cowman’s Famous Sausage Shop, which was established over 125 years ago and sells 75 varieties of sausages. D. Byrne & Co Wine Merchants is also something of a local legend, with a spectacular underground wine cellar.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are market days in Clitheroe, so those are the days of the week when the town’s café culture is at its finest. With a host of independent retailers nestled amongst its picturesque streets, several banks and building societies here, and no less than five supermarkets in the town, there aren’t too many reasons why you would need to leave.

Housing in Clitheroe

There is a very wide range of property styles available in Clitheroe, ranging from flats and terraced houses to bungalows and detached houses. Outside of the town centre there are also plenty of charming barns and cottages. A fair proportion of the houses here are built from the local stone, giving them real charm and character, but there are also lots of more modern properties available. Indeed, a number of developers have built new homes in this area in recent years as the community has expanded, perfect for those looking for a low-maintenance new build.

Transport connections from Clitheroe

Clitheroe is located on the edge of the stunning Forest of Bowland National Landscape, but it is only 33 miles and an hour’s drive from Manchester and enjoys excellent transport connections to some of the region’s biggest towns and cities. Preston is just 18 miles away, and both Burnley and Blackburn are only around half an hour away by road or rail. Clitheroe train station is on the Ribble Valley Line with hourly services to many destinations, and frequent bus services connect the towns all over Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Things to do in Clitheroe

As well as the food festival in August, Clitheroe plays host to the Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival each May. If you’re more interested in history, then the 800-year-old Clitheroe Castle is a must see. Renowned as the smallest Norman Castle in England and standing atop a 35-metre limestone hill in the centre of town, it features a great museum and 16 acres of landscaped gardens including a skate park, a labyrinth and a rose garden.

However, probably the main attraction around Clitheroe is the landscape, which is perfect for walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. The town is located at the foot of Pendle Hill, which is a great walk if you can manage the 557m hike up to the summit. Indeed, the name Clitheroe is thought to come from the Anglo Saxon for ‘Rocky Hill’.

The nearby Forest of Bowland National Landscape is characterised by traditional rural landscapes including sweeping moorlands, farmland punctuated with dry stone walls, and historic stone villages and agricultural buildings. Closer to home, Clitheroe boasts golf, football and cricket clubs, and there is a swimming pool and tennis centre in nearby Edisford.

Schools in Clitheroe

The town has several good quality primaries, including the Ribblesdale Primary School which was built in 2024. It also boasts three high schools, one of which is the prestigious Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, which was founded in 1554 and is now located across two sites in the town.

If you are planning a move in Clitheroe and would like a free, detailed quotation for your removal, please give us a call on 01200 469432 or email; we will be happy to assist you.

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