Fancy a day as a knight?

Fancy training as a Clitheroe knight?
Fancy training as a Clitheroe knight?
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BUDDING knights are invited to slay boredom at Clitheroe Castle by trying their hand at medieval combat training during a St George’s Extravaganza.

As well as medieval combat training, the event, from April 23rd to 25th, includes a dragon hunt and storytelling, weapons and armour handling.

The St George’s Extravaganza is one of several family events planned for Clitheroe Castle during 2011 that are featured in a new glossy leaflet.

Museum manager Rachel Jackson said: “The museum has gone from strength to strength since its refurbishment and is now one of the North West’s premier heritage sites.“The 2011 programme of events features something for everyone, including lots of family fun and some first-rate exhibitions.”

The £3.5m. Clitheroe Castle Museum Complex received a Royal opening in June 2009 after a two-year refurbishment funded by Ribble Valley Borough Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and several private and public sector partners.

The site attracted 8,000 visitors a year before the opening by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester and now attracts 20,000.

Booking for the St George’s Extravaganza is advised and further information is available from the Clitheroe Castle Museum on 01200 424568.

Copies of the Clitheroe Castle 2011 events leaflet are available from the Clitheroe Visitor Centre at the Ribble Valley Borough Council Offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe, on 01200 425566.