AN historic Lancashire town is among one of THE best places to live.
According to a new guide Clitheroe in the picturesque Ribble Valley is one of the top 10 most desirable places to live in the North West.
Along with Lytham St Anne’s and Kendal in neighbouring Cumbria,the town is given pride of place in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live, published in The Sunday Times over the next two weekends. .
, The comprehensive and up-to-date two-part guide will take a wide range of elements into account including transport links, quality of schools, natural beauty, low crime rate, property prices, cultural life and unemployment figures. Each area is also assessed on its own individual assets, whether it is a local festival, fascinating architecture or proximity to an airport.
Clitheroe,is near the Forest of Bowland and is a popular base for tourists.
With a population of just under 15,000, the town is well known for its impressive Castle which is believed to be one of the smallest Norman keeps in the country.
Clitheroe is also renowned for its street markets and hosts a number of annual festivals ranging form jazz to a food festival.
The Sunday Times Best Places to Live is edited by Sunday Times associate editor and regular broadcaster Eleanor Mills.
As author of the newspaper’s property column she has visited every corner of the country to assess the pros and cons of relocating and singled out the best.