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Clitheroe Castle Museum covers 350 million years of history of the local area. The galleries include displays and hands-on interactives on geology, wildlife, the history of Clitheroe's castle keep and buildings; the history of the town, its people, industry and transport.

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Clitheroe Castle Museum
Castle Hill, CLITHEROE, BB7 1BA
Phone : 01200 424568

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair users unable to access the Keep, museum fully accessible
  • Facilities: Lift
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Mar-5 Nov, daily 11-4; 6 Nov-11 Feb, Fri-Tue 12-4; 12 Feb-25 Mar, daily 12-4. Check website for any closures

About The area

Discover Lancashire

Lancashire was at the centre of the British cotton industry in the 19th century, which lead to the urbanization of great tracts of the area. The cotton boom came and went, but the industrial profile remains. Lancashire’s resorts, Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe Bay, were originally developed to meet the leisure needs of the cotton mill town workers. Blackpool is the biggest and brashest, celebrated for it tower, miles of promenade, and the coloured light ‘illuminations’. Amusements are taken very seriously here, day and night, and visitors can be entertained in a thousand different ways.

The former county town, Lancaster, boasts one of the younger English universities, dating from 1964. Other towns built up to accommodate the mill-workers with back-to-back terraced houses, are Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and Accrington. To get out of town, you can head for the Pennines, the ‘backbone of England’, a series of hills stretching from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish borders. To the north of the country is the Forest of Bowland, which despite its name is fairly open country, high up, with great views.

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