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Clitheroe Castle

Open today: 12:00 - 16:00
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Lovely walks and views

The castle is only small but worth visiting as the views are amazing. There's lots of different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sloney1
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Prescot, United Kingdom
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Great museum

Visited here many years ago and was surprised to find the museum, very reasonable entry price and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
S1398MZmartinn
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Sowerby, 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...more
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Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is only small but worth visiting as the views are amazing. There's lots of different paths you can go on and we spent a good couple of hours there. Pity the museum isn't dog friendly as we would have liked to have seen...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sloney1
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 time at the castle. Dogs are welcome in the castle grounds and castle keep, the Steward's Gallery (art exhibition) and the café but unfortunately only assistance dogs are allowed in the museum.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here many years ago and was surprised to find the museum, very reasonable entry price and great staff, out young one loved the dinosaur hunt and free explorer pack.More

Date of experience: February 2019
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. We're glad that your little one enjoyed the dinosaur hunt. The museum has lots to keep children engaged and entertained - dressing-up clothes, craft activities, interactive displays as well as the competition hunt (hunt theme changes every month). There...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wander around clitheroe today and walked up to the top of the castle. It’s a little steep and uneven under foot if you’re not steady on your feet. The views from the top are spectacular. Reminds us how lucky we are to live...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. As you say, we are very lucky to have this wonderful attraction in our town with amazing views over the Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill. Sorry that you were not able to visit the museum - our current opening times...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museam is great value, lots to see for the kids and always some activity on, plus craft work at the end. Grab a coffee or cake or gift at the end which are also reasonable priced.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jake T
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoy the children's activities in the museum. We have a different theme each month for our competition hunt and craft activities so we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 February 2019

If visiting Clitheroe a short climb to visit the castle is a must you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Pendle hill as well as all round lovely views. Also there is a nice cafe with outdoor seating for the nicer days.

Date of experience: January 2019
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. There is also a museum here at Clitheroe Castle with lots to keep the whole family entertained.

Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Lovely little castle with plenty to do from walking around the grounds and exploring to having fun in the playground. The views are spectacular from the top of the castle lookout you can see for miles spotting local landmarks. Also a nice little cafe to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 time at Cltheroe Castle. As well as exploring the castle keep and gardens, there is also a museum on site (charges apply for museum entry) which has lots of child-friendly activities - dressing-up clothes,...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is the smallest Norman Keep and is steeped in History . Built by Roger De Poitiers over 800 years ago.The museum is directly adjacaent to the castle and well worth a visit for both adults and kidsMore

Date of experience: December 2018
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you for posting a review. The stone keep which you see today was built by the De Lacy family in the 1180s (we do not have a definite date for the construction). It is one of the smallest keeps in England. Evidence suggests that...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018

Spent a good hour walking around and reading the displays very intersting to find out about local area. Kids can get a little explorers backpack to keep them amused. Staff very friendly. Nice walks around the castle too, son was quite interested in the views...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the museum and the castle grounds. Did you get time to have a look at the art exhibition or to sample the lovely home-cooked food in the café?

Reviewed 23 November 2018

Every visitor to Clitheroe must pop up to the castle. The views are simply stunning! It is free to enter, and you might fancy the museum too...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you for your review. It is free to access the castle grounds and keep and visitors can enjoy amazing views over the Ribble valley and across to Pendle Hill. The museum covers the history of the local area and has something to keep the...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018

My family and I have been to the castle several times. There are different things going on there all the time and suited to all ages. The views from the castle are wonderful and in the summer it is a beautiful spot to have a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Thank you for your comments. The castle is worth a visit at any time of the year - great views from the keep and lots to see and do in the museum as well as delicious home-cooked food available in the café.

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Tom E
18 February 2019|
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Response from alixjay | Reviewed this property |
Yes.there are a few slopes but there's also a dedicated skate park! Sorry for the late reply
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Labman50
27 July 2018|
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Response from Sloney1 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs can go around the castle grounds and into the Atrium cafe, they are lovely and dog friendly. The only place a dog cannot go is into the museum.
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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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