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Clitheroe Castle

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

Lovely place. Great views of the fab Lincolnshire countryside. Very informative museum and nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loz_uk123
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Good view

Only a small castle but built in 1186 in the most prominent spot in clitheroe. Not much to see but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place. Great views of the fab Lincolnshire countryside. Very informative museum and nice cafe:

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

Thanks for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the wonderful views over the Ribble Valley and the Lancashire countryside.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only a small castle but built in 1186 in the most prominent spot in clitheroe. Not much to see but some amazing 360 degree views. Also as a small museum and a cafe.More

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

Thanks for your review. The museum has lots of child-friendly activities such as dressing-up clothes, craft activities, a themed hunt and lots of interactive displays. A great day out for the whole family with a chance to explore the great outdoors - play areas and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although a very small castle, ruin, the walk to the very top is worthwhile as it provides great views over the Ribble valley, which I guess is the reason it was built in the first place! No time for the museum, not maybe next time...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 your brief visit to Clitheroe Castle. Hope to see you again when you have more time to explore the museum and the art exhibition and perhaps to sample some delicious home-cooked food in the Atrium...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not pay to enter so only walked the public opened area, but fantastic views from the top. Nice gardens and many benches to soak up the sun late into the evening.

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the views from the castle keep. It's a shame you didn't get to visit the museum, art exhibition and café.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice walk up to the castle.Worth it for the great views.Not a lot left of the castle its self but it has a great feel to it.The museum next door is a really good place to visit with lots of info and thing...More

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

Thank you for your positive review. We hope to welcome you back again soon to explore the museum more fully. Did you get a chance to see the amazing artwork by Adrienne Seed in the Steward's Gallery?

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free entry to the castle itself. Pleasant walking through the park and up to the castle. Spectacular views once at the top. The museum nearby has a fee but found it to be an interesting look around. It had a lot of different artifacts and...More

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

Thank you for posting a review. We're glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit. We have lots of child-friendly activities inside the museum - dressing-up clothes, craft activities, brass rubbings as well as a themed competition hunt. Plenty of space outside for the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its boring cuz its tiny and so is the museum cuz its only got things that are about fake witches haha. Dont go to the castle if you want a good day out insted you should go to st. D’s 240 odd miles away in...More

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

We're sorry that you found the castle boring. Most of our visitors love exploring the castle keep and grounds and enjoy the wonderful views over the Ribble Valley. The museum also has something for the whole family, with lots of child-friendly activities as well as...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit in the centre of Clitheroe. The museum is reasonably priced at £4.40 for an adult and contained lots of exhibits we were surprised at the size of the place. The castle itself is free to visit but being the 2nd smallest...More

Thank Jason F
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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 your visit. As you say, the grounds and keep are free and there are amazing views over the Ribble Valley and across to Pendle Hill.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get into the castle grounds (And around it) for free, then you can pay to go inside and also see exhibitions etc. This is how I feel all castles should be. Great views of Clitheroe. Worth the short walk up the hill.More

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

Thank you for your review. As you say, there is no charge to visit the grounds and keep. The views from the keep are amazing and there are attractive landscaped grounds and gardens in which to sit and relax. Admission charges apply for the museum...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to do for an inexpensive day out with children. And what a variety of activities. The castle provides not just a scenic vista but history. The museum offers a wide variety of activities and on a nice day the grounds and playground are absolutely...More

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

Thank you for your review. It's good to hear that you had an enjoyable day here at Clitheroe Castle. The museum and grounds offer a fun day out for the whole family.

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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
10 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
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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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