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Clitheroe Castle

Closes in 26 min: 12:00 - 16:00
Open today: 12:00 - 16:00
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Not much of a castle but...

a great museum, with regular feature presentations, set up for all ages.

Reviewed 8 February 2012
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Fantastic fun day out for kids!

I take my four year old brother here regularly, there's so much to do for kids it's excellent! When... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2012
Great Harwood, United Kingdom
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“war memorial”(18 reviews)
“fantastic views”(19 reviews)
“ribble valley”(36 reviews)
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
+44 1200 424568
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All reviews war memorial fantastic views ribble valley bowling green atrium cafe worth the climb well worth a visit play area surrounding countryside lovely cafe nice walk steep walk treasure hunt town centre small museum band stand informative museum
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

Not to impressed with renovated castle tower takes about 30 Min's to look around

Thank 7frank
Reviewed 8 February 2012

a great museum, with regular feature presentations, set up for all ages.

Thank BabyLionheart
Reviewed 6 February 2012

I take my four year old brother here regularly, there's so much to do for kids it's excellent! When you arrive if you want to go into the museum, each child is provided with an "explorer pack" consisting of a safari style hat, a backpack...More

Thank restlessbrit
Reviewed 31 January 2012

With an excellent child friendly museum and a reasonably priced cafe. Not much of the original castle left but the views of Pendle from the summit are wonderful

Thank quasargal
Reviewed 24 January 2012

The castle itself is an interesting visit with some nice exhibits. The best bit though is the great view you get from the castle looking down on the streets of Clitheroe below, and the surrounding countryside.

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank Sara_and_Paul
Reviewed 22 January 2012

The castle is small but the view from the keep is incredible! Interesting to have a look around and also a Museum that is quite interesting, especially for children. Very windy when we visited, so wrap up warm!

Date of experience: January 2012
Thank AmyHNW
Reviewed 20 December 2011

It was too early for the visitors centre - which looked impressive - but the climb and the panoramic views of the town and valley are worth it alone. Will revisit next time.

Date of experience: December 2011
Thank Kendoerr
Reviewed 22 November 2011

Its free!!! The kids liked the see and explore part of the castle and the views

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank daveppearson
Reviewed 25 October 2011

A must for a wonderful panorama of Clitheroe. Free to enter and gives a spectacular view from the ramparts of the main st of Clitheroe

Date of experience: September 2011
1  Thank beenaroundthailand
Reviewed 28 August 2011

There really isn’t much to see of Clitheroe Castle itself (which is set high above the market town of Clitheroe in the heart of the Ribble Valley) as it’s pretty much nothing more than a four walled keep which was once part of a motte...More

Date of experience: January 2011
3  Thank LittleLaroo
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Response from DottieInDubai | Reviewed this property |
Dogs can be walked in the castle grounds but cannot go in the cafe.
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.
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