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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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Chorley, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
69 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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London, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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