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Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
+44 1200 424568
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breathtaking views

We stumbled across the castle on a walk around the town. It is pretty well hidden if you don't... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sallyp098
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Close to the city centre

Free entry to walk around the castle with a charge to view inside the museum , some activities for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
QueenslandTommy
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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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Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stumbled across the castle on a walk around the town. It is pretty well hidden if you don't know where it is. Up a pathway which leads onto the most breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. There is a museum which we didn't enter...More

Thank sallyp098
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry to walk around the castle with a charge to view inside the museum , some activities for the children, a great cafe and shop.More

Thank QueenslandTommy
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for posting a review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit. Clitheroe Castle offers a great day out for the whole family with lots to keep the children amused - play areas and parks outside and dressing-up clothes, craft activities and a competition...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe located at the Clitheroe Castle serves delicious home made food. I nipped in for a snack with the children after playing on the park and walking around the beautiful grounds. To my surprise they were serving delicious Sunday Roast dinners. The prices are...More

Thank Emma M
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I will forward your very positive comments to the Atrium Café. Did you find time to visit the museum? - lots of activities for children, including dressing-up clothes, a competition hunt, craft activities and interactive displays.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to walk to dog or let the children have a run around. There's a small museum which you have to pay a little extra to go into, but other than that the grounds are free to roam around. Some great views from...More

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the castle grounds and the wonderful views. As well as the museum, we have an art exhibition and a café on site.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to take the kids for a cheap day out, the castle grounds have a play are with swings slides and the usual stuff, there is also a skate park. The Castle keep has some great views over Clitheroe town centre, and the surrounding...More

Thank Barrytaylor100
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. The castle keep and gardens provide a great day out for the whole family and, as you say, there is no charge to visit. We also have a museum on site (free entry for accompanied children and young people...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great castle although a little small. Must see attraction in clitheroe. Great views from top.More

Thank nti3000
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. As you say, there are great views from the castle and there is no charge to visit the castle keep and grounds. We also have a museum on site (free entry for children, admission charges for adults), a café,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try the tongue twister Three Grey Geese Crept up Clitheroe Castle...say it a dozen times. This trip is a freebie and well worth the effort. There is a museum to inform you of life in bygone times. The town itself offers interesting shopping with pubs...More

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

Thank you for your review. I haven't come across that tongue twister before - quite tricky. As you say, there is no charge to visit the castle keep and grounds and the views are quite spectacular - over the whole of the Ribble Valley and...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

We visited the castle quickly when on a lunch break as part of a Pendle Witch Tour. We didn't have time to visit the museum or the cafe but had a look around the Castle and it was worth it for the views.More

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your brief visit and we hope that we can welcome you back in the future so that you can explore the museum, the art exhibition and perhaps sample some of the home-cooked food in the...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely castle of Norman origin said to be twelfth century. Property of the de Lacy family, land & castle merged with the Duchy of Lancaster. Given to 1st Duke of Albemarle in 1660, the castle remained in private ownership until 1920, when it was sold...More

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

Thank you for your review. The castle keep and grounds are free of charge and offer wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. The museum occupies the former Steward's House and has a range of information and activities to suit all ages - lots of child-friendly...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

It's free. Got so much herritage and history. The grounds ate beautiful! There's a park. Everywhere is pram, wheelchair accessible apart from the actual ruin. The views are spectacular! A must visit place!More

Thank joannebateman2
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thank you for your very positive comments. As you say, the castle grounds and keep are free of charge and provide something for the whole family - wonderful views, landscaped gardens with winding paths, play areas and activity spaces for children. We also have a...More

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CliffAll
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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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