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Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
+44 1200 424568
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Stunning and disappointing

The views of the surrounding countryside from the walkway around the castle keep are stunning...and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Willbryn
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Gorgeous views

Came to Clitheroe on a run out. Wandered up to the castle. There is not much there apart from a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruby37
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Lancashire
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views of the surrounding countryside from the walkway around the castle keep are stunning...and the keep, the smallest Norman keep in the country, is worth a gander. The mature trees in the castle grounds, bursting into leaf and the lilac, horse chestnut and cherry...More

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the art exhibition, the museum and the views from the castle keep. As you will appreciate, space is limited inside the museum but your comments about displaying larger artefacts has been noted. The grounds are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Clitheroe on a run out. Wandered up to the castle. There is not much there apart from a keep, but the views make up for it. It is easy to see why the castle was built on that spot due to the outstanding...More

Thank Ruby37
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the views. Perhaps, if you come again, you will have time to visit the museum and art exhibition and sample some of the delicious home-cooked food in the Atrium café.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

In the center of clitheroe in the rubble valley lovely little town ,the castle on a fine day is a lovely walk it is up hill a bit but you can see for miles ,the grounds has a nice park for the children usually an...More

3  Thank keanei965
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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 you enjoyed the views and the castle grounds. Did you have time to visit the museum and the art exhibition?

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

It’s small, but it’s got beautiful views over the town of Clitheroe and the museum is quite interesting too. The cafe was fantastic too- a real pleasant surprise! There’s a park for young children, but a lovely walk around the grounds with stunning garden areas....More

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you had an enjoyable visit.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Pleasant enough and very reasonable entrance. Museum is quite interesting and some activities for children. The castle itself doesn't offer much although there are good views of the surrounding countryside.More

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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for your review. There is no charge to visit the castle keep and grounds. Visitors can walk through the small Normal keep and out onto the surrounding wall which offers fabulous views over the whole of the Ribble Valley and across to Pendle...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

visited on a lovely sunny day in March, Museum exhibition interesting, good food in café, I was allowed a child's portion as I had been feeling unwell and didn't have a great appetite. Even so, it was substantial! Painting exhibition in Steward's Gallery by a...More

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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit. There is lots to do here at Clitheroe Castle - wonderful views from the castle keep (which is free to visit), attractive landscaped gardens, play areas and a skate park for children. Inside...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It's free to go in. It's small, so your visit won't take long, but there are nice views, and nice little gardens around it. Recommended if you're passing, but I'm not sure I'd make a special journey.More

Thank Tim C
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for your review. It is free to visit the castle keep and grounds and there is lots of space for children to let off steam - play areas, grassy slopes and winding paths through landscaped gardens. There are amazing views over the whole...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Clitheroe castle stands on top of a hill overlooking the town as it has done for hundreds of years. The views from the top are fabulous. It’s a bit of a climb so not for the faint heartedMore

2  Thank albeback1
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your review. The castle has a Norman keep and dates from the 1180s. It is a 5 minute walk from the town centre and the views over the surrounding countryside are wonderful. We have a museum (admission charges apply), attractive landscaped gardens...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Must be one of a very few places in the uk to be litter free almost well worth a visit to clitheroe nice coffee shops cheap and some lovely shops

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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit. Did you find time to look around the museum and the art exhibition here at the Castle?

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Great views of Pendle hill, historic castle,witches domain my hometown which I love and can view from my front door. Please visit you will enjoy,the castle grounds are very interesting, dogs welcome. Children will love the play area. There is a fab caffee and funky...More

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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for posting a review and for promoting Clitheroe Castle. As you say, we are lucky to have such a wonderful attraction on our doorstep. The grounds and museum provide a great day out for families - play areas, winding paths and grassy slopes...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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