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Clitheroe Castle

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Very Interesting

The history and the castle site and content are very Interesting for all ages children’s to adult... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Morhaf A
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Interesting and enjoyable visit

The weather was very poor when I visited Clitheroe Castle. Low cloud and drizzle were the order of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Richard A
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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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 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Richard A
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Thank huskyman575
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Joanne J
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought family friends to Clitheroe for a mooch and as it was such a clear bright autumn day we decided to make the effort and climb the hill to the castle. What beautiful views of Pendle Hill and the Ribble Valley! There is also...More

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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for posting a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed your breakfast.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is surrounded by 16 acres of parkland and it is worth the walk up the hill for the view. The Stewards House has been turned into a museum.More

Thank Richard S
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. The castle is situated just a short walk up from the town centre and visitors have free access to the grounds and keep where there are amazing views over the Ribble Valley. The museum (charges apply) has lots of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small but great castle, there are some steps to reach it but once there the views are fantastic. There is a museum to visit and a tea room where you can have cake or lunch. Not too much else to say but it is...More

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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. Free access to the castle grounds and keep where children can let of steam in the various play areas and adults can enjoy the wonderful views across the Ribble Valley. We are situated just a short walk up from...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Smallest Norman keep in England. Not much to see at the castle but the views are breathtaking. Museum at the side is worth a visit and often has things going onMore

Thank Chris M
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. Clitheroe Castle is a great day out for all the family with lots to do both inside and outdoors. There are various play areas in the grounds as well as landscaped gardens and amazing views from the castle keep....More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

A Few Steps but WHAT A VIEW)omg.There is mutch speculation as to the massive hole in one side of the Keep,Cronwells Cannon were fireing from adjasent hill.More

Thank anubisdoggod
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. As you say, the views from the keep are amazing and it is just a short walk up from Clitheroe town centre. There are various legends surrounding the massive hole in the wall of the castle keep - the museum...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This is a great castle ruin. With a great museum. The views from the top of the museum. The climb to it is a bit steep but worth it.

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

Thank you for your review. The castle sits on a small hill in the centre of Clitheroe and provides amazing views over the whole of the Ribble Valley and across to Pendle Hill. The grounds, gardens and keep are free of charge.

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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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