To celebrate Clitheroe hitting the big screen as the backdrop for Greatest Days, a musical focused on four women and their love of superstars Take That, we have pulled together this handy itinerary. 

The market town is famous for its historical streets and the Norman Castle that dominates its skyline. Dating back to the Saxon times, Clitheroe has so much to offer for visitors looking to walk in the footsteps of the stars of the musical.  

Spending 24 hours in Clitheroe provides you with the chance to immerse yourself in the history of the area, enjoy a bit of retail therapy in a breadth of independent shops and treat yourself to some fantastic food and drink.  


Start your day by taking in the views from Clitheroe Castle & Museum.  

The Museum, located in the former Steward of Clitheroe Castle’s House, shares the story of the town, its landscape and the surrounding area, with special emphasis on why the Ribble Valley is a haven for wildlife.  

Children can visit the museum for free with a fee-paying adult and the museum often has events on throughout the holidays.  

The castle itself provides a fantastic place to see the landscape for yourself too, standing high above the town you can see across the Ribble Valley and over to the majestic Pendle Hill. Within the grounds you can also find the Clitheroe Castle Labyrinth, a children’s play area, skate park, bandstand, bowling green and more.  


After taking in all that history, it will be time for lunch! Nearby, just a minute walk from the castle you’ll find The Emporium, a café housed in an imposing former chapel in the heart of the town. The café offers pizzas, sandwiches and a great selection of mains to choose from. 


An afternoon of culture awaits as you head to Longitude Gallery to explore art from around the UK. Here you will find beautiful pieces of art available to view and buy, with a large selection from local artists, allowing you to take a little Lancashire home with you.  

Each month the Gallery holds a Saturday session where you can hear from an artist about their inspirations and designs and take part in a practical workshop where you can learn about creating art the artists style.  

Once you have explored the art at Longitude Gallery, you can then head to the high street where you will find so many opportunities to shop local.  

From Clitheroe’s famous sausage shop to independent outdoor clothing retailers, the town’s markets and more, there are so many opportunities to support the local retailers. You can also take part in the Greatest Days selfie trail as you walk the historic town too!  


For evening entertainment, there is no need to go far, head to Holmes Mill – your base for the night! At the Bar & Grill you can enjoy an evening meal choosing from a selection of grills made with the finest ingredients, sourced from across Lancashire and the North West.  

Once your meal has settled, head to the Everyman Cinema to catch the latest blockbuster in complete comfort thanks to their luxury seating. You can also let your competitive streak running at Boiler House Bowling, which is a duck pin bowling alley, making a strike a little harder to achieve but so much fun!  


Finally, your hotel awaits at the beautiful Spinning Block right on site. The Spinning Block is located within the oldest part of the complex. This landmark building has been lovingly restored to offer 39 individually designed bedrooms, including family rooms and penthouses, to rest your head.  


Clitheroe Castle and Museum
Castle / Fort
Clitheroe Castle and Museum

This historic landmark, in the heart of Ribble Valley provides a stunning vantage point. Intriguing galleries take you through 350 million years of history and geology of the local area.

The Emporium
The Emporium

An eclectic mix of style, design and dining. Housed in an imposing former chapel in the heart of the beautiful market town of Clitheroe,

Longitude Gallery
Longitude Gallery

"Longitude Gallery in Clitheroe showcases the best of Northern artists and selected artist from around the UK.

Holmes Mill
Holmes Mill

Based in the heart of Clitheroe, Holmes Mill is a unique celebration of Lancashire food, drink and entertainment. Featuring a beer hall, hotel, bistro, food hall and much more, this former textile mill is the perfect place to indulge, unwind and explore.

The Bar & Grill at Holmes Mill
The Bar & Grill at Holmes Mill

A modern British restaurant serving sophisticated grill dishes in stunning surroundings.  Occupying the original Spinning Block at Holmes Mill, The Bar & Grill is perfect for after work drinks, a celebratory dinner and everything in between.

Boiler House Bowling
Sports & Leisure
Boiler House Bowling

Never been duck pin bowling?  It’s exactly like ten pin bowling, except the lanes and balls are smaller, making a strike even harder to achieve.  Perfect for the most competitive amongst you.

1823 Spinning Block Hotel
1823 Spinning Block Hotel

Welcome to the 1823 Spinning Block Hotel at Holmes Mill – a stunning conversion of the oldest building within the site to create 39 individually designed and decorated bedrooms in the centre of Clitheroe, and at the heart of the Ribble Valley.



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