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Clitheroe Castle reopens after £3.5m refurbishment

Clitheroe Castle, the only remaining castle in Lancashire with a royalist garrison during the Civil War and possibly the second smallest keep in England, has reopened after a £3.5 million state-of-the-art refurbishment.

The refurbishment features a glass atrium linking the museum and North West Sound Archives on two levels, a café, interactive display facilities, previously unseen exhibits, and an education suite, as well as several exhibitions depicting the history of Ribble Valley.

The castle, which was built in 1186 by Robert de Lacy, stands in 18 acres of gardens and is open from 11am to 5pm daily throughout the summer – admission £3.50 for adults, children under 16 go free.

An official opening by the Duke of Gloucester is planned for 23 June 2009.