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Clitheroe Castle

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Great museum

Visited here many years ago and was surprised to find the museum, very reasonable entry price and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
S1398MZmartinn
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Sowerby, United Kingdom
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Great view from the castle top

Had a wander around clitheroe today and walked up to the top of the castle. It’s a little steep and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GGGang
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Preston, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here many years ago and was surprised to find the museum, very reasonable entry price and great staff, out young one loved the dinosaur hunt and free explorer pack.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank S1398MZmartinn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wander around clitheroe today and walked up to the top of the castle. It’s a little steep and uneven under foot if you’re not steady on your feet. The views from the top are spectacular. Reminds us how lucky we are to live...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GGGang
Reviewed 1 week ago

Museam is great value, lots to see for the kids and always some activity on, plus craft work at the end. Grab a coffee or cake or gift at the end which are also reasonable priced.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jake T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If visiting Clitheroe a short climb to visit the castle is a must you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Pendle hill as well as all round lovely views. Also there is a nice cafe with outdoor seating for the nicer days.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Daleswalkers
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Lovely little castle with plenty to do from walking around the grounds and exploring to having fun in the playground. The views are spectacular from the top of the castle lookout you can see for miles spotting local landmarks. Also a nice little cafe to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hoppy1980
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is the smallest Norman Keep and is steeped in History . Built by Roger De Poitiers over 800 years ago.The museum is directly adjacaent to the castle and well worth a visit for both adults and kidsMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michel p
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you for posting a review. The stone keep which you see today was built by the De Lacy family in the 1180s (we do not have a definite date for the construction). It is one of the smallest keeps in England. Evidence suggests that...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018

Spent a good hour walking around and reading the displays very intersting to find out about local area. Kids can get a little explorers backpack to keep them amused. Staff very friendly. Nice walks around the castle too, son was quite interested in the views...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jwillia
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the museum and the castle grounds. Did you get time to have a look at the art exhibition or to sample the lovely home-cooked food in the café?

Reviewed 23 November 2018

Every visitor to Clitheroe must pop up to the castle. The views are simply stunning! It is free to enter, and you might fancy the museum too...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maw747
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you for your review. It is free to access the castle grounds and keep and visitors can enjoy amazing views over the Ribble valley and across to Pendle Hill. The museum covers the history of the local area and has something to keep the...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018

My family and I have been to the castle several times. There are different things going on there all the time and suited to all ages. The views from the castle are wonderful and in the summer it is a beautiful spot to have a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Natalie C
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Thank you for your comments. The castle is worth a visit at any time of the year - great views from the keep and lots to see and do in the museum as well as delicious home-cooked food available in the café.

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Its certainly not the biggest castle or the best preserved, but the views are unbeatable. The castle grounds are well maintained, there are two options to get up to the top and once you get there...only a few mins. walk the views over towards Pendle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Teresa D
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Thank you for posting a review. The castle keep and grounds are free of charge and offer amazing views over the whole of the Ribble Valley and across to Pendle Hill. The museum has lots of child-friendly activities and there is a café and art...More

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Tom E
18 February 2019|
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Response from Morhaf A | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can after reaching the castle ground as you need to go up some hills and they will need supervision all the time
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Labman50
27 July 2018|
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Response from DottieInDubai | Reviewed this property |
Dogs can be walked in the castle grounds but cannot go in the cafe.
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ShelleyR578
13 April 2018|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
The Musuem and Atrium cafe is accessible by lift and ramp to both levels ant the terrace. You can drop of and there are some spaces and disabled parking also.
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