Few places are as ghostly and ghoulish as the Lancashire beauty spot where the notorious coven was rounded up 400 years ago for the Pendle witch trials
Why go now?
Tranquil-looking Pendle Hill, in the Forest of Bowland, is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. But at this time of year people visit less for the scenery and more to pay tribute to the area’s dark past. In the days when Lancashire was a lawless and wild place, Pendle Hill was known for its witches, and the most notorious coven was rounded up for the 1612 Pendle witch trials, one of the largest in British history.