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Clitheroe Castle

Address: Clitheroe, England
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Clitheroe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Hertfordshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We took my dogs so didn't go into the museum or cafe but it was a pleasant walk round the castle with good views over the town. Would be nice in better weather but still a pleasant hour or so. Lots of stairs so avoid if you have difficulty.

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London, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
41 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Not somewhere I would come more than once but it is worth it if it is your first time visiting the area.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nice way to spend an hour or so when in the town. Views excellent. Didn't do the museum but coffee shop good.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Took my grandsons to the castle they loved it there is a play area on the castle and a walkway on which they can be Sam the Knight there is also a cafe but I have never used it. Below the castle is a large park with a good children's playground and tables for summer picnics, further on is a... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Lovely to walk around. The shop and museum were not open on the day we visited. The park was pretty. Nice view of Pendle Hill.

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Rochdale, Lancashire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This was once the fall back position for Hereward the Wake as he wandered if his enemies were going to come over the Pennines to do battle and it's easy to see why. The views from this delightful little castle have to be experienced to be believed. Much has been done to enhance the grounds surrounding the Keep, including a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Me and my wife visited here for a short weekend away and it is beautiful. We can't wait to return again.

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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