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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Art Gallery, world history, Ghandi and Tolkien in the area. The castle is as it was a decade ago, the building now hosts a museum, about the local area. Ghandi did visit, but not the castle also JRTolkien refers to Stonehurst and the 9k walk also in Stonehurst. Has a few activities including dress up, scavenger hunts and rubbings. Also,... More

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Dundee uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Not too strenuous a walk up to the castle and very good views when you get there. The castle is for the most part a ruin but worth the going for the views on a clear day.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Firstly, the castle, I say castle. The definition of a castle is: "A large building, typically of the medieval period, fortified against attack with thick walls, battlements, towers, and often a moat." - Clitheroe castle is an extremely SMALL building, lacking in any real substance of a castle in the truest sense. We were visiting Clitheroe, and one of the... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Lovely gardens and informative museum reasonably priced at £4. Some areas are not accessible for wheel chair users due to steep inclines and steps.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My wife and I took an early evening walk around the castle and its grounds. We took in some wonderful views and found it very relaxing.

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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

the castle has lovely gardens & a path spirals round the castle hill to the top, when you get to the top you are rewarded with some fantastic views. The castle has a play area for the kids & plenty of space for ball games etc as well as benches, gardens & lawns to just chill out & relax. A... More

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Arrived very early for the wonderful Clitheroe market and took the opportunity to walk the grounds of the castle. The steep walk uphill was great fun and walking around the perimeter walls of the mount gave great photo opportunities. The gift shop and entrance were closed but I was able to walk the grounds and enjoy the sights and sounds... More

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