Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

CLITHEROE CASTLE


CLITHEROE CASTLE
Photo Andrew Coulsdon

The square keep was added in 1180 to this 11th century castle by the owner of Pontefract Castle. It stands on an outcrop of rock which acts as the motte. Parts of the walls stii remain after the castle was slighted in the Civil War, after being held for the King, but by that time it was already in poor condition. One of the buildings added in the 19th Century is now the Clitheroe Castle Museum.

Open every day except in winter.


Photo Andrew Coulsdon Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
In the town, off the A671
Castle St, Clitheroe BB7 1BA

 



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