The story of the Pendle witches is one of the best-known and well-documented examples of alleged witchcraft in 17th-century England. The hill continues to be associated with witchcraft to this day and has thousands of visitors every year.
The trials of the Pendle witches in 1612 are among the most famous witch trials in English history, and some of the best recorded of the 17th century. The twelve accused lived in the area around Pendle Hill in Lancashire, and were charged with the murders of ten people by the use of witchcraft.
The Castle Keep – Built in 1186 by Robert de Lacy. The Norman keep of Clitheroe Castle is said to be the second smallest keep in England. The keep was damaged after its capture by Parliamentary forces during the civil war, but was repaired in 1848 with the smooth limestone blocks now clearly visible. There is a legend that the Devil threw a boulder from Pendle Hill and hit the castle creating the hole you can see today. Ghosts of a man a woman and a child have been seen and have been thought to have all come from the same family. The ghost of a young servant girl and a man in uniform also have been reported here. Light anomalies have been captured and loud moans have been heard. A shadowy figure has also been seen from the window. Clitheroe castle is very close to Pendle Hill, famous for the Pendle Hill Witches, and the hill can be seen quite clearly.
The GhostFollowers team have personally visited these frightening locations and have witnessed shadows, being touched and smells of flowers. Strange noises have also been heard.
Your evening will start at the entrance to Clitheroe Castle where we will start our Clitheroe ghost walk with our historian. Once the walk is over we will head to our base for the night for a two course meal. (please let us know if you require a vegetarian meal).Once we have finished our meal we will head up to Pendle Hill to a secret Location where the Pendle Witch Story will be told and we will start our investigation.
Once we have finished the vigils at this secret location, you will then return to our base, where you will be able to conduct more vigils in this haunted pub with the GhostFollowers team.