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Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
+44 1200 424568
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Well worth a visit

The castle museum is extremely informative regarding the castle’s history and also the local... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
alison b
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Nice Par for kids to play good for walk round the castle Hill and its close to shops and Bar. but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Inzysky
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Manchester, 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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  • Very good46%
  • 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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"worth the climb"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The castle museum is extremely informative regarding the castle’s history and also the local history of Clitheroe and the surrounding areas. Unfortunately, we were pushed for time and would like to return to pay another visit. It wasn’t too busy considering it is the summer...More

Thank alison b
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for posting a review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit to the castle and museum. I will pass on your comments about the bottle of water to the café manager.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Par for kids to play good for walk round the castle Hill and its close to shops and Bar. but nothing big this Clitheroe Castle just on the hillMore

Thank Inzysky
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. The castle is situated on a small hill in the centre of Clitheroe and is easily accessible from the town centre. Lots of fun of activities for the children - dressing-up clothes, crafts and a competition hunt inside the museum...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is a great attraction for young children with treasure hunts in the castle. The castle grounds are extensive with a very good play park and grassy surround for ball games. The cafe/restaurant is very good for tea or coffee and light snacks.

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Thank you for posting a review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful walks round the castle and good refreshments and service in the cafe.interesting to read about the history of the area in the museum.More

Thank mikii75
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for posting a review. The castle grounds and keep are free of charge and provide enjoyment for the whole family - play areas and parks, landscaped gardens with quiet areas to sit and relax and amazing views over the whole of the Ribble...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have this place on our door step. Lovely walk up to the top even for our 3yr old! Interesting museum, that has great staff and a brilliant treasure hunt for the kids! Very well maintained. Cafe is lovely & reasonably...More

Thank Marmarisfan09
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your very positive review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brilliant walk up with stunning views and enough of the walls and rooms left to envisage what it must have been like in Norman Times to be defending the ground. Interesting museum gift shop and nice cafe.More

Thank bikerdave2016
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for posting a review. The castle is situated on a small hill in the centre of Clitheroe and is easily accessible from the town centre. It's a wonderful place for children to enjoy the great outdoors and the museum has lots of child-friendly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here as this area is good for a walk. Can get an ice cream here. Really enjoyed the walk around the castle and the grounds on a sunny day. Good for families for a walk.

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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for posting a review. Did you find time to visit the museum ? - we have lots of activities for children including dressing-up clothes and a competition hunt.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely for a walk and great views from the top!! Near town so can be accompanied by a drink and some nice food after a wander roundMore

Thank Shead83
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. The castle sits on top of a small hill in the centre of Clitheroe - great views of the surrounding countryside and easily accessible from the town centre. A great day out for the whole family with lots of child-friendly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks 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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Thank you for posting a review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. We're glad that you enjoyed the wonderful views from the castle keep.

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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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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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