We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: Closed
Save
Review Highlights
Unique Castle

This is the smallest Norman Keep and is steeped in History . Built by Roger De Poitiers over 800... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michel p
Nice little castle and museum

Spent a good hour walking around and reading the displays very intersting to find out about local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jwillia
,
Whitstable, United Kingdom
Read all 500 reviews
  
Reviews (500)
Filter reviews
500 results
Traveller rating
211
229
55
3
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
211
229
55
3
2
Show reviews that mention
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
Filter
Updating list...
16 - 21 of 500 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Overlooking the charming town of clitheroe, the castle is a bit of a steep walk. There is a choice of steps or slope to get to it, once there , it is free access to get to the tower, which gives a chance to see a panoramic view of the surrounding area. You can choose to visit the museum and other facilities, which has a small charge. The grounds are beautifully kept and incorporate an outside theatre . A great way to spend a day.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gshelme2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you for posting a review. Clitheroe Castle is a great day out for the whole family with plenty to do both inside and outside.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I'll be honest here,right from the off.I can actually see this place from my house but I don't think I've been in the castle museum for 20 years...until recently.we go to the park all the time as the kids love it.if you combine the park and activities the castle has running all through the year,you could easily spend a good few hours in the grounds.it's a beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer!
The museum,well I was pleasantly surprised.there were sections on history,wildlife,geography and yes,the witches-but it did cover the folklore of the area,not just the witches.there is a hunt for the kids to do,so they have to find things and in the process the actually look at stuff! There's lots of interactive exhibits which we had a great time with....turns out I'm pretty hopeless on a xylophone! My daughter and son did the brass rubbings and of course the daughter did a brass rubbing of how to summon Beelzebub...son went for a knight.. there is also a section where the kids can dress up in traditional clothing,which they loved! The staff are knowledgeable and helpful,the museum is only small so you are never far away from someone to ask but it is packed with interesting stuff so that's lucky! The gift shop is only small but there's enough for you to pick up a momento.all in all,a great afternoon in the museum.I'd recommend the grounds,it's a brill place to let the kids run riot

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank alixjay
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. The competition hunt changes every month so you may want to come again in October when we will have a Halloween witch theme - children in fancy dress costume most welcome.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great views from the top of the castle. Cafe and small Museum with Plenty of Art for the Art lovers.
Play area for the kids with a regular visit from from an Ice Cream van in the castle grounds. Public toilets on site, skate park and close to the local town amenities, bus routes and train station.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ChrisTilbury
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you for posting a review. Clitheroe Castle is a great day out for the whole family with lots to do, both inside and outside.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Set in a very nice village that is worth a look around. The castle itself is free to get to visit and has amazing views of the surrounding areas. The museum is worth a look and great for the kids as there are interactive exhibits for them. Lovely walks around the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tonyhealy77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you for your review. The castle grounds provide a great play area for children to run around and let off steam and there is plenty inside the museum to keep them occupied as well.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Not a bad castle, smaller than we expected but lovely friendly staff, the pirate trail that runs during the summer holidays was a lovely activity and the kids play areas were nice enough too. Filled a couple of hours but we didn’t look round the whole of the grounds in terms of walking around as we’d climbed Pendle Hill and came past the castle on the way “home” so called in.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mary N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you and your family had a good time and enjoyed the pirate hunt. We have a different theme for the hunt each month so perhaps we'll see you in October for the Halloween witch hunt.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews