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Clitheroe Castle

Closes in 5 min: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Unique Castle

This is the smallest Norman Keep and is steeped in History . Built by Roger De Poitiers over 800... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michel p
Nice little castle and museum

Spent a good hour walking around and reading the displays very intersting to find out about local... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jwillia
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Whitstable, 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 6 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This is a great castle. The keep is well preserved and there are good views of the town and surrounding countryside. Nice cafe by museum. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank daddytommy
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 20 October 2018

The history and the castle site and content are very Interesting for all ages children’s to adult lots to do and see

Date of experience: October 2018
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for your review. We have something for all ages here at Clitheroe Castle with lots of fun activities to keep the children happy.

Reviewed 17 October 2018

The weather was very poor when I visited Clitheroe Castle. Low cloud and drizzle were the order of the day. What a pity to have missed the magnificent views that are provided from the castle keep. Visits to the grounds and keep are free of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard A
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your comments. It's a shame that the weather was not good when you visited. The views from the castle keep are amazing. We hope to see you back on a sunny day.

Reviewed 16 October 2018

The recent visit to Clitrheroe Castle was very interesting but there is a definite lack of information regarding the military history of this ancient castle.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you did not find enough information about the military history of the castle. The documented historical information that we have is quite limited and the information which we provide inside the museum (via the video clip) is...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

We visited as a group of 15 Brownies and 5 Leaders, Wet Day but decided to walk up to the museum anyway. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We had let them know we where coming so they were expecting and had everything prepared...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joanne J
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for posting a review. It's a shame you had such a wet day for your visit but, as you say, there is plenty to keep you occupied inside the museum. I'll pass on your thanks to the café staff.

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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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megstermoo
11 January 2018|
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Response from LMuseums | Property representative |
The castle is on top of a small hill in the town centre - about a 5 minute walk from the main street. It is an attractive walk through landscaped gardens with lots of benches and resting places. We have limited parking up by... More
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