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Famous People - there are many famous people linked to the area like the world renowned artist JMW Turner, and Mahatma Gandhi the international political and spiritual leader.
Other well known visitors have been
Find out more about some local people that have risen to international standing like Captain James King who travelled the globe with Captain Cook and was there on Cook's final voyage or Cyril Washbrook, Lancashire and England cricketer and entertainer Jimmy Clitheroe.
Explore a spookier side of the local story and discover the history of the Pendle Witches who were condemed to die at our other famous castle in Lancaster.
Why not add your own local hero to our galleries!