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Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe, England
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Clitheroe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Sioux City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Lovely to walk around. The shop and museum were not open on the day we visited. The park was pretty. Nice view of Pendle Hill.

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Rochdale, Lancashire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This was once the fall back position for Hereward the Wake as he wandered if his enemies were going to come over the Pennines to do battle and it's easy to see why. The views from this delightful little castle have to be experienced to be believed. Much has been done to enhance the grounds surrounding the Keep, including a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Me and my wife visited here for a short weekend away and it is beautiful. We can't wait to return again.

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited Clitheroe with the intention of spending the day, although the town was clean apart from a few shops and coffee shops there was little else to do apart from the castle. We started off and paid the reasonable in fact cheap entry fee into the museum and started walking round, lots of information about how the hills were... More 

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Southport
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Clitheroe Castle is undeniably quite modest and compact but credit where it's due, not every high street boasts immediate views of a castle and Clitheroe as a whole is in all fairness a well kept market town that does a good job of selling all things quintessentially oldie worldie. It is an attractive town (I'd have to disagree with anybody... More 

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Warrington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Castle and it's Museum make for a great day out with or without children. It is very educational and the facilities are great including a cafe and toilets. Pendle Hill is close by if you fancy a 1,827 ft climb to finish your perfect day.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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80 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is worth a visit just for the view from the top with the Ribble valley stretching out all around. The castle dates back almost to the Norman invasion and has played a pivotal role in the history of the north of England. The remains have plenty of information around and a very pleasant day can be spent in the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The castle is worth an hour or more. A leisurely climb to the top, see the countryside on all quarters. Small museum inside the castle has nice descriptions of local industry, and you should not miss the audio recordings of the old timers memories, if only for their special twang in the accent. Ribbleside

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

On the spur of the moment, me and my boyfriend decided to visit Clitheroe. We wandered up to the castle not expecting much and were pleasantly surprised! The views from the keep were spectacular and the grounds of the castle were beautiful. We wandered around the museum which was the perfect mix of interactivity and information. It is definitely worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We parked at the Boots carpark after dropping my older ones on site. Its 2 hours free parking at boots and as thats how long as the visit should take. The attendants were brilliant in engaging the kids and encouraging them through the rooms. The museum has something to attract all ages and attention spans. The castle remains should visited... More 

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