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Address: Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
Phone Number: +44 1200 424568
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The museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an...

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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Fabulous Views

We stayed overnight for a concert and had little time before we returned home so in trying to shake off a bad pint we walked around the castle and up to the top. It was a misty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bolton , England
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Bolton , England
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed overnight for a concert and had little time before we returned home so in trying to shake off a bad pint we walked around the castle and up to the top. It was a misty cold morning but the views are incredible - anyone with a decent camera (I only had my phone) will be able to take... More 

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My pal and I had a day out and landed in Clitheroe. It was a beautiful winter's day and a short bracing walk to the top of the hill brought us the the castle and the fantastic views from it. Its lovely to see old buildings being preserved and information about it available.

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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. The views from the castle keep are amazing and it's well worth a visit. There is free access to the castle keep, the grounds and the art exhibition. We also have a museum (entrance charge) and a café on site. A good day out for the whole family with indoor and outdoor activities to... More 

Lancashire,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk around the Castle grounds and upto the fort. Best bit is its all free (with the exception of the museum buy that's fairly reasonable). Consists of large playing field, large park suitable for most ages, bowling green and skatepark. Lovely views from the top of the castle.

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Thank nicastin
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The grounds, castle keep and art exhibition are free of charge. There is a charge to enter the museum for adults and concessions but children and young people (up to age 18) are free of charge. We also have a café on site serving tasty, home-cooked food. More 

Ashton in Makerfield, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful venue for a bonfire night celebration! The event was thoroughly organised and a spectacular for all. The bonfire was the main highlight of the night.

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Thank Victoria H
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. We're glad that you enjoyed the bonfire celebrations. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easily accessible from the town, after a bit of a climb, there are great views. All pathways in good condition.

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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The castle is situated on a hill in the middle of Clitheroe with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. There is no charge to enter the castle grounds and the castle keep. We have a museum, art exhibition and café on site. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Came on a school visit an it was just absolutely brilliant. We got to re-enact the battle of Hastings, build sir egg Bert armour an learn all about the equipment used. The lady and gentleman who looked after us were fantastic. Brilliant and thank you.

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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit. The Education Team offer a number of different sessions for school groups - with lots of fun learning- activities for all year groups. We hope to see you again. More 

Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a good walk up to the top and great views when you get there. Lots of interesting facts that will keep children involved. Plus its free, always a bonus. There is a museum (which you have to pay to go in) and a coffee shop. A good way to spend an hour.

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Thank ValerieandBarry
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The castle grounds and keep are free of charge and there are various play areas for children within the grounds as well as landscaped gardens and winding paths to explore. The museum also offers a range of activities for children - a themed hunt, craft sessions as well as dressing-up clothes and interactive displays. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Entrance is Free which is a bonus for visitors who have seen many charges being brought upon historical places of interest in Britain over recent years. It's seen many upgrades to the forecourt and information boards. With child friendly activities includes also. Unfortunately as it's an open venue there are bottles thrown up on the walls of the tower and... More 

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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As you say, the castle grounds and keep are free of charge and offer lots of space for children to run around and let off steam. We also have a museum on site (for which there is a charge), an art exhibition (free of charge) and a café. The site is owned and maintained by... More 

English in Scotland
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Dropped in back in September on a very hot day and so enjoyed our milkshakes! Beautifully clean premises, helpful and friendly staff, and a pleasant place to chill a bit. Excellent.

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Thank stevemcwarburton
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I will pass on your comments to the manager of the Atrium café, here at Clitheroe Castle. Did you find time to visit the museum? More 

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Ribblesdale Valley historic landscape from the top of the Castle Keep. Eplore, as far as the eye can see - it's well worth a visit. There is a lovely cafe/ restaurant and museum and gift shop, call in you won't be disappointed.

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Thank dewhurst121
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

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

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