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Clitheroe Castle

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Address: Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
Phone Number: 01200-42-45-68-11-4
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The museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an...

The museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an image which has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years. The historic landmark of Clitheroe, in the heart of the Ribble Valley offers a day of exploration for all the family. Our intriguing galleries will take you on a journey through 350 million years of history, heritage and geology of the local area. We have lots of activities for children in the museum - a competition hunt, dressing-up costumes, explorer back-packs (with hat and magnifying glass), craft activities and various interactive displays. Come and enjoy a fun-filled day of exploration and learning.

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Nice to see

Set in nice grounds it's worth a walk upto the castle to see the ruins and look inside. Lovely views over Clitheroe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
LisaAndy742
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A visit to clitheroe meant a walk round the castle Well worth a visit the views mean you can see for miles around A nice afternoon strolling round the castle and grounds

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Thank Robertb2252
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit to Clitheroe Castle. Did you have time to visit our art exhibition and museum? More 

San Gwann, Malta
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149 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The town of Clitheroe is very interesting and worth a visit. But the Castle and its Museum is a 'do not miss'. Nothing extraordinary but very well displayed and interpreted. Not to be missed for the family.

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Thank Pierre B
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review and for your lovely comments about the castle and the museum. The site does offer something for all ages and children love visiting the museum where there is plenty to keep them occupied- explorer back-packs (with hat and magnifying glass); dressing-up clothes; a competition hunt and lots of interactive displays. A great day-out for... More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought there would only be the castle so went up. Wow the views from the top were stunning nice walk way around the top allowing you to take pictures and admire the views. All around the castle there were different gardens great for kids with the play park also there. Its a must visit I'll def be going back.

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Thank Cazza2757
LMuseums, Siet Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. The castle grounds offer something for all ages - wonderful views and gardens for the adults and various play areas for the children. We also have an art gallery, café and museum on site. The museum is very child-friendly with a competition hunt, dressing-up clothes and interactive displays. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Rossendale, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set in nice grounds it's worth a walk upto the castle to see the ruins and look inside. Lovely views over Clitheroe.

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Thank LisaAndy742
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Castle offers wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. We also have an art gallery, museum and café on site. More 

southport
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited the castle the views where amazing. We took the steps up to the top and all the way up you could see for miles. We only stayed a short time as we visited late in the day but we will be back again soon to have another walk around. There is also a small art gallery which... More 

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Thank Freddie1986
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. The castle keep offers a wonderful panorama over the whole of the Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill. The Steward's Gallery stages several exhibitions each year and the artwork which is currently on show forms the Ribble Valley Open Exhibition - an annul art competition to showcase the work of local artists. The winner of... More 

United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Clitheroe castle, had drinks at the cafe. Wandered around the grounds the views are breathtaking.

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Thank Carole P
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the views and the grounds. Did you find time to visit the museum and the art exhibition? More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. A lot to read giving information on the history of the area. £4.20 for adults. Stunning views from the castle. Parking in Clitheroe is quite good value and some excellent coffee shops.

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Thank Christopher T
LMuseums, Site Supervidor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. The museum has lots of information on the history of the local area with plenty to keep the children entertained - interactive displays, dressing-up clothes, craft activities and a competition hunt. Children and young people up to age 18 have free entry into the museum. We also have an art exhibition and café on... More 

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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in local caravan park went to clitheroe and had a great walk around castle grounds and ruins great views nice place for an afternoon

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Thank wolf1000s
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. We're glad you had enjoyable afternoon in the castle grounds. Did you visit the museum and art exhibition? More 

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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having grown up with Castle and it being a centre point of the town, I never tire of visiting it and viewing the grounds. It is one of those wonderful places that you feel are a part of your life. It is one of the attractions of Clitheroe and brings in many tourists.

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Thank Fairbank1
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're so glad that you continue to enjoy visiting the Castle. It is a very special place a great tourist attraction for the town. More 

Cramlington, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon the castle today while walking round the town. I'm not sure what or where you pay an entrance free but we looked round the gallery, had a climb up the keep and played in the creative space. We then walked down the hill to the labyrinth and park. Nothing we seen was worth paying for but I'm assuming... More 

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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. There is no charge to visit the art exhibition, the castle grounds and the keep. For the museum, there is a charge for adults but no charge for children/young people up to the age of 18. There is plenty to keep the children entertained in the grounds as well as in the museum. Did you... More 

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