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Address: Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
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+44 1200 424568
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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The museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an...

The museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an image which has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years. The historic landmark of Clitheroe, in the heart of the Ribble Valley offers a day of exploration for all the family. Our intriguing galleries will take you on a journey through 350 million years of history, heritage and geology of the local area. We have lots of activities for children in the museum - a competition hunt, dressing-up costumes, explorer back-packs (with hat and magnifying glass), craft activities and various interactive displays. Come and enjoy a fun-filled day of exploration and learning.

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Clitheroe Castle

Went round the Castle Sat 22nd April flags up for St Georges Day Museum Open Cafe Open staff dressed up Cardinal Outfits, Centurions, monks and they dressed the kids up ready to... read more

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went round the Castle Sat 22nd April flags up for St Georges Day Museum Open Cafe Open staff dressed up Cardinal Outfits, Centurions, monks and they dressed the kids up ready to fight a member of staff in a dragon outfit great fun then came foam Jousting lovely sunny day - for a walk round the park grounds - swing... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simple but interesting - the children loved the playground and running all over the walls! The adults, too, with interesting walks.

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Bolton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with my son, his best friend and my youngest. (8 and 4 year old). We had sandwiches in the kids play area first. There's a lovely courtyard with benches all around so you can watch your children and look at the lovely views and keep. We had a walk up the steps to see the ruins and... More 

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Thank Victoria C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the Castle whilstnsight seeing and shopping around Clitheroe, well worth the climb to the top of the hill to see the views of the neighboring Ribble valley.

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Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to drop in on your way from Manchester to Newton In Bowland for a cup of tea and a quick look around. There isn't a huge amount to see but it's still a good view and worth dropping in for a look.

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Thank Jillian M
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice castle small but suitable for children! Visited with friends whilst staying in Clitheroe. Very close to shops and coffee shops.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my 10 year old and we had so much fun. We started in the museum where my daughter joined in the 'dragon hunt' looking for the hidden dragons placed throughout the museum. The museum was laid out perfectly so nothing could be missed and it was steeped in local history. My daughter loved the 'dressing up' sections... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely visit to Clitheroe, in which we visited the castle museum. Excellent value for money as adults, and lots of activities for kids, including dress up, brass rubbings and craft corner.

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Very nice staff, great Vegan platter and Vegan Carrot Cake. Well done to all the fabulous staff. Much appreciated. 😆

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

good walks, nice castle in north west admission tickets a bit pricey as cant spend more than 2 hours there kids did enjoy it overall

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