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Clitheroe Castle

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Address: Clitheroe, England
Phone Number: 01200-42-45-68-11-4
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Nice local area to visit. Not crowded at all. Good views of Pendle and the surrounding areas. Would like to visi this place again

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice local area to visit. Not crowded at all. Good views of Pendle and the surrounding areas. Would like to visi this place again

Thank Belle1828
Bury, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle stands on a hill above Clitheroe, it is a little walk up from the entrance to the castle, there is a ramp up but we decided to take the more direct steps up. Whilst the castle is quite small the climb is worth it for the amazing view. There is a small children's activity playground just down from... More 

Thank Akbrad
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a lovely cream tea at the Apricot Meringue Cafe myself and my future mother in law decided to take a slow stroll up the hill to the Clitheroe Castle. The castle sits high on the peak of the hill overlooking the town, the valleys and hills beyond. It's very beautiful there to just stand and admire the scenery while... More 

Thank Camille R
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Good little museum there if you are interested in history and also a nice café which sells snacks and drinks at a reasonable price. Nice to visit for an hour or so. There is a gift shop too.

Thank CHough94
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Called in on spec whilst my wife was shopping. Cost £4.10 for 1 adult and 2 children. Very informative museum showing local history. Children were also invited to do a Christmas quiz which they thoroughly enjoyed. Brilliant value for money.

Thank Peter G
Preston, lancashire
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Castle stands high above the town and is pretty central. Rather nice walk up to it with lovely grounds for more strolls where different events take place, mainly in the summer months. A nice little art gallery inside the castle and the Atrium cafe not to be missed. There are several car parks quite close by but recommend finding... More 

Thank Mog946
Manchester, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This castle is a great attraction. It is in the downtown Clitheroe area. The hardest part is finding a parking space as downtown is Clitheroe is very busy. That said the castle is a great way to spend an afternoon. Once you reach the top you have wonderful views of the Lancashire countryside. If it's a sunny day. Just Beautiful

Thank TripJanNH
Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Well worth a visit if you are in the area, beautiful views and a real sense of history. The setting is lovely with plenty of flowers, trees and statues

Thank chrisbrindle75
Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We had a B&B booked near Clitheroe and decided to visit the castle. We drove round Clitheroe 5 times looking for the Castle car park a very frustrating experience. Signs are not easy to follow and take you round in circles. The Castle car parks need improved signs to them and then the car park itself needs improved signage. What... More 

Thank Lesley101_13
Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

The castle itself is free to visit and the views are spectacular, but there's not much left of the actual castle building (what you see from street level is about it) but definitely worth the walk up the hill. There's also the museum, which is £4 for adults and free for under 16's. Some nice exhibits and friendly staff.

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