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Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
+44 1200 424568
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It's free. Got so much herritage and history. The grounds ate beautiful! There's a park. Everywhere... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
joannebateman2
via mobile
Stunning panoramic view!

Great viewing area, you can see Pendle Hill and beyond. What else can I say breathtaking actually... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
drrivett
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Aberdeen, 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 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 3 days ago via mobile

It's free. Got so much herritage and history. The grounds ate beautiful! There's a park. Everywhere is pram, wheelchair accessible apart from the actual ruin. The views are spectacular! A must visit place!More

Thank joannebateman2
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your very positive comments. As you say, the castle grounds and keep are free of charge and provide something for the whole family - wonderful views, landscaped gardens with winding paths, play areas and activity spaces for children. We also have a...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great viewing area, you can see Pendle Hill and beyond. What else can I say breathtaking actually. Steep climb up, so take your time, not sure if there is disabled access. Also take you time if coming down the steps.More

Thank drrivett
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. As you say, the views from the castle keep are quite outstanding. We have three parking spaces for disabled blue badge holders and there is also a drop-off point outside the museum. The museum itself is fully accessible for disabled...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely place to spend some time. There's a play park which is excellent for little ones, and plenty of space for running around. The park gardens are a great way to wander up to the castle, and then to walk around the...More

Thank Jen P
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit. Did you find time to visit the museum? (free entry for accompanied children up to age 12 and for young people aged 13-18). There is plenty to keep children occupied inside the museum...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good place to visit really interesting Jimmy Clitheroe playing all around the museum takes you back to Sunday afternoons and the Clitheroe kid. The gardens and views are beautifulMore

Thank patsyrussell
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments. Lots of our visitors enjoy listening to Jimmy Clitheroe. The museum has a number of other sound installations which provide a fascinating insight into the history of the local area. We also offer lots if fun activities for our younger...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, not a lot to do in Clitheroe, but the castle is the best place to visit if you are there! Easy to walk up to the keep via either a path and a couple of steps through a main entrance towards the cafe, or...More

Thank Fintheowl
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Did you get time to visit the museum and art exhibition?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had friends visiting from Spain. We went up to Clitheroe Castle. It's a steep pull up to the top but the views are well worth it when you get there. Th Atrium cafe is a good reward afterwards. Tasty soups and scrummy cakes.

Thank Joanna L
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments. We're glad that your friends from Spain enjoyed their visit to the castle. The views from the keep are outstanding. Did you find time to visit the museum?

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views. Historic building. Excellent café with lovely friendly staff. Well worth the visit. Has disabled parking at the castle otherwise use town carparks. Keep up steep slope so not easy for those with limited mobility but rest of site OK.More

Thank suebH4349HC
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for posting a review. The views of the Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill from the castle keep are amazing and there is no charge to visit the keep and the landscaped grounds. We also have a museum and an art exhibition on site...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Climbed the castle after a pleasant walk through town. Don't expect a large castle with lots of things to see except lovely views.

Thank Brianinsydney
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. As you say, the views from the castle keep are amazing - well worth the walk up the hill. Did you find time to visit the museum, the art exhibition and the café?

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk around the castle and grounds! Nice views from the castle, good exercise climbing up to get the best view! Had a walk round the grounds, well kept and litter free!

Thank Cammy777
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. The grounds and keep are free of charge. We also have a museum (admission charges apply), a café and an art exhibition on site. Plenty to keep the whole family amused.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice walk round the castle and surrounding area! Lots to see for a few hours away from it all. Nice view from the castle!More

Thank Cammy6666
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit. The castle grounds provide an opportunity to sit and relax and enjoy the gardens and the views. In the museum there is plenty to keep the whole family amused. We also have an...More

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