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20 Attractions to Explore Near Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle
Clitheroe CastleClitheroe Castle, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, UK

A majestic castle perched above the town of Clitheroe where it has dominated the skyline for 800 years. This majestic house tells the story of the town, the formation of the landscape 350 million years ago and why the Ribble Valley is a haven for Lancashire's wildlife. Moving through the galleries,

Nearby Attractions

Clitheroe Castle Museum
Clitheroe Castle Museum0.02 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle Museum is housed in the listed steward’s house on the picturesque site of the Grade I listed Castle Keep and Scheduled Monument. Its intriguing galleries will take you on a journey through 350 million years of history, heritage and geology of the local area. Younger hearts may take an adventure kitted out with rucksack, map and magnifying glass.

Whalley Abbey East Gatehouse
Whalley Abbey East Gatehouse5.61 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

This 14th century gatehouse belonged to the nearby Cistercian abbey, which was once the second wealthiest monastery in Lancashire. The abbey was founded in 1296 by the De Lacy family for monks from Stanlow Abbey in Cheshire and grew to become the second most powerful abbey in Lancashire. The ruins of the abbey are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.

Pendle Hill
Pendle Hill6.22 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

Pendle Hill, a prominent limestone hill, rises to 1,831 feet above the towns of Clitheroe and Whalley. It is still an untamed place, full of mystery and infamous as the home of the Pendle Witches who were tried and executed for witchcraft in 1612. The hill is also famous for its links to three events that took place in the 17th century: the Pendle witch trials, Richard Towneley's barometer experiment, and the vision of George Fox, which led to the foundation of the Quaker movement.

Browsholme Hall and Tithe Barn
Browsholme Hall and Tithe Barn6.82 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

Browsholme Hall has been the ancestral home of the Parkers, Bowbearers of the Forest of Bowland since the time Tudor times. Today it is still the family’s home and visitors are invited to enjoy its magnificent architecture, fabulous interiors and antique furnishings set in the stunning landscape of the Hodder Valley.

Longridge Fell
Longridge Fell8.43 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

Longridge Fell is the most southerly fell in England, near the town of Longridge. It is a good example of a cuesta; the ridge has a sharp drop or escarpment on its northern side and a gentler, more varying slope on its southern side. These features make it a popular takeoff for hang-gliders and paragliders on the relatively infrequent occurrences of a northerly wind. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips.

Bowland Wild Boar Park
Bowland Wild Boar Park9.58 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

Bowland Wild Boar Park is a family run business set in 65 acres in the heart of the Forest of Bowland near Chipping. Visitors can see the animals, explore their habitats and meet and hold some of the smaller residents . There are walking trails, lovely views and a popular café.

National Trust - Gawthorpe Hall
National Trust - Gawthorpe Hall9.92 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

A beautiful Elizabethan country house, which was built in 1600-5 for the Reverend Lawrence Shuttleworth whose family had settled at Gawthorpe at the end of the 14th century.  Inside the Hall's beautiful historic rooms show life as it was in the Victorian period for the Kay-Shuttleworth family and have a homely feel, despite the grandeur of the building. The hall is financed and run by the National Trust in partnership with Lancashire County Council.

Ribchester Roman Museum
Ribchester Roman Museum11.30 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

Ribchester Roman Museum is located in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley. The museum was built above the remains of the headquarters building of the Roman Fort in 1914 and opened to the public the following year. Roman Ribchester is brought to life by dramatic displays, which contain a life size cavalryman, Roman legionary and exciting interactive exhibits.

Pendle Heritage Centre
Pendle Heritage Centre12.05 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

This is a site dedicated to the heritage of Pendle Hill, its Royal Forest, and the Boroughs of Blackburnshire which surround it. The heritage centre occupies Park Hill, a two-story former farmhouse that has a 1661 date stone but was developed over an extended period between the 16th century and the beginning of the 18th century. The center has an 18th-century walled garden and woodland walk and houses the Pendle Arts Gallery.

Thompson Park
Thompson Park13.19 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

A beautiful and formal Edwardian urban park in Burnley, Lancashire which was opened in 1930. Its features include a boating lake, paddling pool, Italian gardens, and a playground. It is more ornamental than Burnley's other parks with large numbers of flower beds and the large rose garden.

Oswaldtwistle Mills
Oswaldtwistle Mills13.67 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

Oswaldtwistle Mills is an award-winning shopping village in Lancashire that has something to amaze, charm and intrigue visitors of all ages. We have over 100 retail concessions selling everything from arts and craft supplies to gadgets to furniture to locally produced foods, and everything in between. The company is based in an historic cotton mill in the East Lancashire village of Oswaldtwistle and was one of the first mill shopping villages in Lancashire.

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum
Queen Street Mill Textile Museum14.23 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

Queen Street Mill, a late C19 textile weaving mill with later additions, is listed at Grade I for the following principal reasons: * Rarity: Queen Street Mill is claimed to be the last surviving working C19 steam-powered textile weaving mill in the world. Unique in being the world's only surviving operational steam-driven weaving shed, it received an Engineering Heritage Award in November 2010.

Haworth Art Gallery
Haworth Art Gallery14.66 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

Haworth Art Gallery is Lancashire’s finest Arts & Crafts house and garden. It was designed by the architect, Walter Brierley and houses the internationally important Tiffany Glass Museum, Accrington Art Gallery and artists studios in the former stables. The museum also has a collection of mainly 19th-century oil paintings and watercolours including works by Frederic, Lord Leighton, Claude Joseph Vernet, John Frederick Herring and others.

Parlick
Parlick15.00 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

Parlick is an approximately cone-shaped steep-sided hill at the extreme south of the main range of Bowland fells in Lancashire, England. Its bog-free sides make it more popular with walkers than the shallow boggy hills to its north. Paths zigzag up this hill from the south, or for the more strenuous ascent, a straight path can be chosen. It is usually green and is famous among tourists.

Towneley Hall.
Towneley Hall.15.52 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

Towneley Hall historic house, art gallery and museum located in 400 acres of beautiful parkland provides all the ingredients for a fun, educational and adventurous day out. It houses an eclectic collection including an Egyptian mummy, the Whalley Abbey vestments, Lancashire-made oak furniture, Pilkington Pottery and the Towneley Bear. There are also so many other things to see and feel around.

Fair Snape Fell
Fair Snape Fell15.97 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

Fair Snape Fell is the highest point in the Forest of Bowland. It is a brilliant path that follows a nice shallow gradient downwards, with views all the way across to the Three Peaks – Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside. Considerable areas of the Bowland fells were used for military training during World War II and there are still unexploded bombs in some areas, including nearby Wolf Fell.

Trough of Bowland
Trough of Bowland16.00 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

The Trough of Bowland is a beautiful valley in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. While it offers some dramatic scenery, the valley is also notable as the path taken by the ‘Pendle Witches’ to their trial at Lancaster Castle in the 17th century.

Samlesbury Hall
Samlesbury Hall16.25 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

Samlesbury Hall is a historic house in Samlesbury, Lancashire, England, six miles east of Preston. It was built in 1325 by Gilbert de Southworth, and was the primary home of the Southworth family until the early 17th century. The Hall has history from every age. With the turbulent tales of its Catholic families, witches, and the haunting of Lady Dorothy, a captivating insight into life from the early 14th to the 21st century is all waiting to be discovered.

Forest of Bowland
Forest of Bowland16.68 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

The Forest of Bowland is a landscape rich in heritage, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of this beauty is related to the wild nature of the landscape. One of the best-known features of the area is Pendle Hill, which lies in Pendle Forest. There are more than 500 listed buildings and 18 scheduled monuments within the AONB.

Singing Ringing Tree
Singing Ringing Tree16.70 KMs away from Clitheroe Castle

This incredible bit of engineering is part sculpture, part musical instrument. It is a 3-meter-tall, wind-powered musical sculpture made of galvanized steel pipes, it stands high above the English town of Burnley. The pipes swirl to form the shape of a tree bent and blown by the wind, and produce an eerie, melodious hum as the constant wind on Crown Point drifts through them.