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Clitheroe Castle Lancashire Ghost Hunt

Clitheroe Castle Lancashire Ghost Hunt

Nestled in the heart of Lancashire, Clitheroe Castle stands as a testament to centuries of rich history. This magnificent castle holds a special connection to the infamous Pendle Witches, adding an intriguing layer to its already fascinating story

Clitheroe Castle Ghost Hunts with Paranormal Eye UK

Join the Paranormal Eye Team on a thrilling ghost hunt at Clitheroe Castle! This historic castle near Pendle Hill is known for its ghostly sightings and mysterious happenings. During the day, the castle grounds are beautiful and picturesque, offering stunning views of Pendle Hill from the top of the keep. However, the castle takes on a chilling and eerie atmosphere as night falls. Previous paranormal investigations at the castle have revealed unexplained light anomalies floating through the dark and spooky walkways to the keep. Visitors have also reported drastic and unexplained temperature changes. Don't miss this fascinating opportunity to explore the haunted history of Clitheroe Castle with the experienced team at Paranormal Eye.

During some of our previous ghost hunts, we received reports of two dark, ghostly figures who were observed watching us. We believe these figures were the guards who kept watch over the area. Additionally, a female was sighted on the museum's ground floor, and we suspect she was a trickster during her lifetime. Visitors have also reported eerie screams from within the keep and a pervasive feeling of being watched. Ghost hunts at the castle and museum can be an unnerving experience, with many guests reporting being physically touched. Are you prepared to unlock the doors, venture into this chilling location, and participate in this intense ghost hunt? What kind of entities or apparitions will you come across?

History of Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe was built no later than 1102 atop a steep limestone rock that rises about the river Ribble. It is an example of an enclosure castle. In this defended stronghold, the outer walls were the primary defensive structures rather than relying on a Great Keep as a last resort refuge. Although Clitheroe does have a Keep, it was built for accommodation purposes and was relatively small; any attacker who surmounted the motte and breached the walls would not have had difficulty accessing the Keep. The curtain wall extended North, East and West around the Keep and wrapped around the bailey to the South.

Clitheroe was the seat of the Honour of Clitheroe and, paired with Pontefract, was owned by the de Lacy family, who used it as their administrative centre, functioning as a court and prison. In 1311 it passed by marriage into the hands of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster and was subsequently consumed into the Duchy of Lancaster. In 1327 it was acquired by Queen Isabella, wife of Edward II. During this period, various repairs were carried out to buildings within the castle, and a new gatehouse was constructed.

By the Civil War, the castle was ruinous but was nevertheless occupied by a Royalist force who made a few makeshift repairs. No action is recorded there during the war itself. Still, in 1649, following the execution of Charles I, it was briefly reoccupied by members of the Lancashire militia who refused to disband. Once dispersed, Parliament gave orders to compromise the defences to prevent it from being held again, resulting in the significant breach made in the Keep.

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Ghost Hunt

Investigating with the Paranormal Eye UK Team throughout the evening
Exclusive access after dark
Group Vigils
Spiritual Medium during the investigation
Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques
Complimentary Tea, Coffee,
Complimentary light snacks

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Clitheroe Castle: A Historical Gem with Ties to the Pendle Witches Nestled in the heart of Lancashire, Clitheroe Castle stands as a testament to centuries of rich history. This magnificent castle holds a special connection to the infamous Pendle Witches, adding an intriguing layer to its already fascinating story. Stepping into Clitheroe Castle is like stepping back in time. The ancient walls whisper tales of battles fought, royalty that once graced its halls, and the everyday lives of those who called it home. As you explore the castle grounds, you can't help but feel a sense of awe and wonder at the stories that have unfolded within these walls. But it is the connection to the Pendle Witches that truly sets Clitheroe Castle apart. The Pendle Witch Trials of 1612 were a dark chapter in Lancashire's history, and the castle played a significant role in these events. It is said that some of the accused witches were held within the castle's walls before their trial, adding an eerie and haunting element to its already storied past. For those seeking a paranormal adventure, Clitheroe Castle offers a range of ghost hunts, investigations, and events. Whether you're a seasoned ghost hunter or simply curious about the supernatural, these experiences provide a unique opportunity to delve into the castle's haunted history. From overnight ghost hunts to guided tours, there are options to suit every level of interest and bravery. Immerse yourself in the world of the paranormal as you join expert investigators in their quest to uncover the mysteries that lie within Clitheroe Castle. Feel the thrill of exploring its dark corners, listening for whispers from the other side, and perhaps even encountering a ghostly presence. These ghost hunting experiences are not only spine-tingling but also educational, as you learn about the castle's history and the legends that surround it. So, whether you're a history enthusiast, a paranormal enthusiast, or simply looking for a unique adventure, Clitheroe Castle is a must-visit destination. Discover the secrets it holds, connect with the past, and embrace the thrill of the unknown as you embark on a journey through time and the supernatural.

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