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Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe, England
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Clitheroe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
32 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Really worth a walk up to the top. Not only will it keep you fit, but the views on a good day are spectacular - Bowland to the North, Pendle Hill to the South, you are surrounded by imposing hills and mountains. Not only that but the parkland surrounding the paths up to the top are attractive and well maintained.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

The castle is a ruin but is still interesting to visit. The views from the wall around the keep are amazing. We had our dogs with us so didn't go into the museum or cafe. We did go into the park around the castle and it was very pleasant and surprisingly large for a city park. There's no entry charge... More

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Essex, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very worthwhile going. Staff at the museum were so friendly. Great for Children too. Nice cafe to have a bite to eat. Lovely scenery. Would recommend if you are in the area. Nice town too for a look around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My 5 year old daughter loves castles, so we brought her here as it's relatively local. On a clear, dry day we trekked up the hill to take in the views from the top. Whilst the castle itself is more of a ruin, my daughter still absolutely loved it! Well worth the walk just for the views and the small... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had a great time here, daughter loved the pirate/treasure hunt in the museum, very clean place, castle not as big as I'd expected cafe and toilets working as normal, would probably go again

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

No café, no toilets, but excellent historical site and gardens. helpful staff in the conference centre. An excellent café on the main road but still no toilets.

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It was free to go in. The views from the top were stunning.atrium cafe was OK but lots of dirty tables that needed clearing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visited the castle with my daughter and grandson and again on a school trip. You have to climb a very steep hill to get to the castle, either from the bottom and follow the path as it winds it's way up to the castle, or from a steep pathway as you come in the gates. It is worth the... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Why build castles up steep hills. If you have the fitness and strength then Clitheroe Castle is well worth the climb. The Keep is what is says on the tin, a casle keep but the wall that surrounds it commands superb views of the Bowland Fells and beyond. In the moat there is a children's scientific playground, a dead loss... More

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perth wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

it's a bit of a climb to get up to the wall at the keep but the views are well worth the effort. the museums is worth a look too. a nice wander for an afternoon

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