Lancashire's history has been one of great colour, excitement and frequent violence, until well into modern times. When you visit the county from your Lancashire hotel, guesthouse or B&B you'll see for yourself that in every direction you look there stands at least one ruined castle or fortified manor house. Later, during the Industrial Revolution, the people of Lancashire didn't get much peace either, what with the mills belting away 24/7 and child labour considered perfectly reasonable! Nowadays the mills have been converted into museums, the canals are a haven for pleasure boaters and the castles and abbeys are picturesque touches to the canvas of Lancashire's delectable countryside. If you're looking for somewhere to go while staying at a Lancashire hotel in the area, consider Clitheroe Castle with its museum and daily events.
Fun at Clitheroe Castle with Lancashire Hotels
Clitheroe Castle has stood on Castle Hill in Clitheroe for eight centuries and has no doubt witnessed a thing or two in its time. It's a prominent local landmark, and visitors today can leave the siege engines and scaling ladders behind and instead enjoy the castle's excellent gallery and museum. There are displays here on all aspects of the area's geology, heritage and history, and after seeing these you can enjoy climbing to the top of the castle and marvelling at the stunning vistas. On a clear day you can see for many miles around, and the views across Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley are fantastic.
Lancashire Hotels for Clitheroe Castle and Museum
This is history presented with an imaginative flair and the kids too will love it. There are plenty of things to keep them occupied both inside and outside the castle, including a playground, skating park and bandstand, and Lancashire's very first formal labyrinth is also here. There are 16 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens to enjoy on a day out at Clitheroe Castle from your Lancashire hotel or guesthouse. Relax afterwards in the Atrium Café over cake and coffee and just enjoy the wonderful views. The castle makes a cracking destination, whether you're just passing through or making a day of it.