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Exhibition, Mon 8 May - Sun 8 Oct 2017, free entry

Fairy Folklore

Fairy Folklore


This year sees the 100th anniversary of the first ever photograph of the world famous Cottingley fairies. It was taken in the Bradford Disitrict in 1917.

The story of the Cottingley fairies is not the first to be told of these small folk and their doings here in Yorkshire. Tales have been whispered across Airedale and Wharfedale for centuries!

Hold on tight as we delve into the mysterious world of the fairy folk, but be warned, they're not all butterfly wings and smiles.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 8 May - Sun 8 Oct 2017
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 4pm
Last admission 3.30pm

Closed Good Friday and Mondays except Bank Holidays.

Christmas opening times
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day, New Years Day & 2nd January

Cliffe Castle cafe is currently closed due to refurbishment work in the park.


Free entry




    01535 618231


    Spring Gardens Lane,
    BD20 6LH



    See location of Cliffe Castle Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 056422  Lat: 53.87660 Long: -1.91622

    Cliffe Castle lies in a park on the outskirts of Keighley off the A629 Skipton Road. Approximately 12-25 minutes walk from Keighley railway station, 6-15 minutes walk from the bus station.
    Buses (for example Bradford to Skipton) pass the lower main gates. The 903 bus service operates from Keighley Bus Station and serves Cliffe Castle on a limited basis.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 miles from Keighley railway station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups