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Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
+44 1200 424568
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The Museum was really good

The History of Clitheroe over the years, very interactive for children. History of the Pendle... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael D
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Small but interesting

A small but interesting castle and museum. There are great views from the castle walls which make... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Csider65
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Heysham, 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 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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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“war memorial” (18 reviews)
“ribble valley” (35 reviews)
“fantastic views” (18 reviews)
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Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
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"atrium cafe"
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"worth the climb"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"lovely cafe"
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"steep walk"
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"nice walk"
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"band stand"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The History of Clitheroe over the years, very interactive for children. History of the Pendle Witches.

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but interesting castle and museum. There are great views from the castle walls which make you appreciate how dominant the building is. Museum is worth a look with some unusual artefacts and history. There is also an onsite cafe.

Thank Csider65
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the castle keep today. The weather was gorgeous so could see all around the valley from from the top of the keep. A pleasant and value for money coffee was had from the cafe and sat in serene surroundings.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice gardens easy to walk around close to the town centre play area for the children the castle ground has a skate park

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk for a couple of hours. Nice views from the top of the castle. Children play area, maze and adventure playground will entertain children:)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice walk up to this castle and full access area as far as I could see. Some great views are to be had as well. The town of Clitheroe is also a very nice place to visit.More

Thank penfold9763
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The castle grounds and keep are free of charge and the views from the keep are amazing. Plenty of benches to sit and relax in the gardens and lots of space and play areas for the children to let off...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Clithore Castle on a beautiful June summers day - which offered stunning views of the Ribble Valley & Pendle Hill from the castle walls. Castle & Keep are really small and not particularly inspiring, but walking around the walls and gardens was a relaxing...More

Thank FranWilliams77
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. We've had some beautiful sunny weather throughout May and June and the castle and grounds have looked stunning. We're sorry that you did not find the museum very inspiring - the exhibits cover various aspects of local history. I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Clitheroe Castle before but not for a long time as I no longer live as close to the town as I did. Strolled up after breakfast at my hotel so came up the steep way around the back and wow what a...More

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

Thank you for your review. It sounds as is you had a lovely, relaxing day here at the castle. There is no charge to visit the grounds, the keep and the art exhibition. The museum has some great activities for the whole family with lots...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth taking to time to explore the castle, lots of history and photo ops, and at the end a great cafe for a drink

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

Thank you for posting a review. Hope you enjoyed the views from the castle keep. Did you find time to visit the museum or the art exhibition?

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see the Ribble-Valley in all it's glory during any season, this is the place to see it from. The keep is open to the public, free of charge all year round. If it raining the indoor museum is fascinating.More

Thank maw747
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LMuseums, Site supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The castle keep does, indeed, offer an amazing view over the whole of the Ribble Valley. There is no charge to enter the grounds and explore the keep. The museum (entrance charges apply) cover the history of the local area...More

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Shelley R
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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CliffAll
29 October 2017|
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Response from MikeySunderland | Reviewed this property |
There is paid parking there, but not a lot. Depending on how mobile you are, park in one of the car parks and have a good walk round the town # it's very nice!
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