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Clitheroe Castle Grounds

Clitheroe Castle Grounds

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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.