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Address: Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
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+44 1200 424568
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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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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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The second smallest Norman Keep in England!

A nice visit, without being a trial. Also sell "The Lancashire Witches Walk Guide", because it is right on the route, and has the "tercet" with the poem by Carol Ann Duffy, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice visit, without being a trial. Also sell "The Lancashire Witches Walk Guide", because it is right on the route, and has the "tercet" with the poem by Carol Ann Duffy, the Sovereign's Poet Laureate, which was written for the walk.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come upto clitheroe castle fairly often and walk around the grounds. It's free to do this. There is a museum and a cafe to go into too. It's great to bring dogs and also kids and there's a big park at the bottom of the castles grounds.

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoy the grounds. There are plenty of activities for children - both outdoors and inside the museum. We also have an art gallery which is free of charge. More 

Nice, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice easy climb, nice views. Worth the short walk. There's a museum up there, but it wasn't open when we went

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

Thank you for posting a review. Sorry that the museum was closed when you visited - our winter opening hours are : Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday : 12 noon - 4 p.m. (last admission 3.30 p.m.) From 12 February we will be open every day (12 noon- 4 p.m.) From 1 April we will be open every day... More 

Wagga Wagga, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle (actually a keep) is amazing with amazing views over all over CLitheroe & surrounding areas. It costs nothing to go & have a look at this amazing place It has appeal for all ages. It has gorgeous grounds to walk a dog, take a walk, play area for children, sit and watch and just chill !! It has... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit. As you say, there is lots to do for the whole family - both indoors and outdoors. Our themed hunt in the museum changes each month and children enjoy borrowing our explorer back-packs and setting out with a magnifying glass to hunt for the hidden objects around... More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our grandson for his first visit. He was enchanted by the opportunity to be an explorer with a clipboard and suitable headgear!

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

Thank you for posting a review. Good to hear that your grandson took part in our hunt and enjoyed being a museum explorer. Our themed hunt changes each month and we have a competition winner each month. Perhaps we can welcome you back sometime soon. More 

Colne, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

A day to Clitheroe is not the same without a visit to the castle. The views are breath taking at the top and its free to walk round. Its not a big castle which makes it all the better as even if you there just for the day shopping you can shoe horn a visit to take a look round... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you find time to visit every year. There is no charge to visit the grounds. the castle keep and the art exhibition. We also have a museum (admission charge applies for adults) and a café on site. More 

Bolton , England
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We stayed overnight for a concert and had little time before we returned home so in trying to shake off a bad pint we walked around the castle and up to the top. It was a misty cold morning but the views are incredible - anyone with a decent camera (I only had my phone) will be able to take... More 

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

Thank you for posting a review. We're glad that you enjoyed the views. From the castle keep, you can see the whole of the Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill and can appreciate the defensive site which the castle occupies. More 

Dunoon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

My pal and I had a day out and landed in Clitheroe. It was a beautiful winter's day and a short bracing walk to the top of the hill brought us the the castle and the fantastic views from it. Its lovely to see old buildings being preserved and information about it available.

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

Thank you for posting a review. The views from the castle keep are amazing and it's well worth a visit. There is free access to the castle keep, the grounds and the art exhibition. We also have a museum (entrance charge) and a café on site. A good day out for the whole family with indoor and outdoor activities to... More 

Lancashire,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Lovely walk around the Castle grounds and upto the fort. Best bit is its all free (with the exception of the museum buy that's fairly reasonable). Consists of large playing field, large park suitable for most ages, bowling green and skatepark. Lovely views from the top of the castle.

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

Thank you for your review. The grounds, castle keep and art exhibition are free of charge. There is a charge to enter the museum for adults and concessions but children and young people (up to age 18) are free of charge. We also have a café on site serving tasty, home-cooked food. More 

Ashton in Makerfield, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

What a delightful venue for a bonfire night celebration! The event was thoroughly organised and a spectacular for all. The bonfire was the main highlight of the night.

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

Thank you for posting a review. We're glad that you enjoyed the bonfire celebrations. More 

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