Clitheroe is an historic and attractive market town within the Ribble Valley with many small specialised shops. The station is situated close to the town centre and overlooked by the old castle keep.
The station at Clitheroe is part of a rural rail and bus interchange which is staffed by Lancashire County Council. The well trained staff are able to provide a wide range of rail and bus information, sell the full range of national rail tickets and stock details of local attractions and walks.
Clitheroe is situated in limestone country and the surrounding area is peppered with limestone quarries. There are beautiful walks into the Ribble and Hodder valleys (see below for rural bus links) and a favourite local walk involves climbing the broody Pendle Hill, home of the Lancashire witches, which dominates the skyline above the town. Walkers will be reward with fine views from the summit in particular up the Ribble Valley towards Ingleborough and Ribblehead.