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Clitheroe Castle Grounds

Clitheroe Castle Grounds


The Clitheroe Castle grounds boast many fun and exciting features open to the public. The 16 acres of parkland is home to Lancashire's first Labyrinth, a Community Rose Garden with sculptures and a Creative Activity Area which houses a timeline of plaques.

Features in the grounds:

  • Castle Keep
  • Skate Park
  • Children's Playground
  • Creative Activity Area
  • Stunning Views of the Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill
  • War Memorial
  • Bandstand
  • Bowling Green
  • Multi Functional Sports Court
  • Bowling Green Cafe
  • Ancient Wall's of the Castle Keep
  • Events
  • Community Rose Garden
  • Labyrinth

History of the castle

Clitheroe Castle and surrounding park in the centre of Clitheroe was bought in 1920 by the people of Clitheroe by subscription and declared a memorial to the men who had lost their lives in the Great War. Later a cenotaph was built in the newly created Garden of Remembrance and unveiled in 1923. Clitheroe Castle was built in 1186 by Robert de Lacy and has been a proud feature of the town ever since. The Castle Museum can be found next to the Castle Keep in the Castle Grounds.