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Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
+44 1200 424568
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Great place for walks.

A great place to walk to dog or let the children have a run around. There's a small museum which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt C
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Free dayout in the park fresh air, with great views from the castle keep. Give it a go!!

Great place to take the kids for a cheap day out, the castle grounds have a play are with swings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barrytaylor100
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Clitheroe, 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to walk to dog or let the children have a run around. There's a small museum which you have to pay a little extra to go into, but other than that the grounds are free to roam around. Some great views from...More

Thank Matt C
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the castle grounds and the wonderful views. As well as the museum, we have an art exhibition and a café on site.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take the kids for a cheap day out, the castle grounds have a play are with swings slides and the usual stuff, there is also a skate park. The Castle keep has some great views over Clitheroe town centre, and the surrounding...More

Thank Barrytaylor100
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for posting a review. The castle keep and gardens provide a great day out for the whole family and, as you say, there is no charge to visit. We also have a museum on site (free entry for accompanied children and young people...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great castle although a little small. Must see attraction in clitheroe. Great views from top.More

Thank nti3000
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for posting a review. As you say, there are great views from the castle and there is no charge to visit the castle keep and grounds. We also have a museum on site (free entry for children, admission charges for adults), a café,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try the tongue twister Three Grey Geese Crept up Clitheroe Castle...say it a dozen times. This trip is a freebie and well worth the effort. There is a museum to inform you of life in bygone times. The town itself offers interesting shopping with pubs...More

Thank RobBeardsworth
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. I haven't come across that tongue twister before - quite tricky. As you say, there is no charge to visit the castle keep and grounds and the views are quite spectacular - over the whole of the Ribble Valley and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the castle quickly when on a lunch break as part of a Pendle Witch Tour. We didn't have time to visit the museum or the cafe but had a look around the Castle and it was worth it for the views.More

Thank Samantha S
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your brief visit and we hope that we can welcome you back in the future so that you can explore the museum, the art exhibition and perhaps sample some of the home-cooked food in the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely castle of Norman origin said to be twelfth century. Property of the de Lacy family, land & castle merged with the Duchy of Lancaster. Given to 1st Duke of Albemarle in 1660, the castle remained in private ownership until 1920, when it was sold...More

Thank Paul G
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. The castle keep and grounds are free of charge and offer wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. The museum occupies the former Steward's House and has a range of information and activities to suit all ages - lots of child-friendly...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 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 4 weeks ago

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 16 October 2017

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 4 weeks ago

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 16 October 2017

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 4 weeks ago

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 14 October 2017 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 4 weeks ago

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

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CliffAll
29 October 2017|
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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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