Clitheroe Castle Ghost Hunt

Castle Hill, Clitheroe, Lancashire.

Clitheroe Castle main keep

It may be the second smallest remaining castle keep in the country, but Clitheroe Castle and its surrounding area is reportedly one of the most haunted sites in England. Located on an isolated rocky crag, this Castle dates back over 800 years and overlooks the infamous, ghostly Pendle Hill, notorious for one of the largest ever trial of witches in 1612.

The Castle was originally constructed in 1186 by Robert de Lacy as the home of his Steward who oversaw all the administrative duties of the landowner. Sadly, much of the initial castle, including the chapel and gatehouse no longer remains, but the keep, which was intentionally damaged during the English Civil War by forces loyal to Oliver Cromwell, was duly repaired in 1848. Can our paranormal investigation uncover the identity of the ghostly apparition known as the White Lady, seen walking around the Castle and its grounds or that of an entire family, parents and child, who seem to still haunt the site. Reports of strange sounds, light apparitions and a number of cold spots are numerous and must merit further scrutiny. What is the real cause of the large hole next to the keep. Can it really be that, as superstition says, this resulted from the Devil taking out his anger on the non-compliant local residents by throwing a boulder off Pendle Hill ?

 

The Castle Museum dates back to the beginning of the 18th Century. Is its original use as a prison and court house the reason for reports of paranormal activity ? Is it a former inmate who has been seen looking out of the upper windows and what spirits may be responsible for unearthly noises heard after tourists have all left for the day ?

This is an incredible location for a fascinating ghost hunt. What a journey back in time to investigate the amazing paranormal activity which must remain in such an astonishing historical and haunted site.

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