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Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe, England
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Clitheroe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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English first
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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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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