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Review of Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Clitheroe
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Clitheroe Castle before but not for a long time as I no longer live as close to the town as I did.
Strolled up after breakfast at my hotel so came up the steep way around the back and wow what a stretch for the old legs.
Fabulous views on the climb and from the parapet walk.
Very peaceful up there.
No entrance fee to visit the castle, its keep and lovely grounds - only if you choose to enter the museum.
Very interesting castle.

Thank Marilyn P
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It sounds as is you had a lovely, relaxing day here at the castle. There is no charge to visit the grounds, the keep and the art exhibition. The museum has some great activities for the whole family with lots of interesting facts about the local area.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth taking to time to explore the castle, lots of history and photo ops, and at the end a great cafe for a drink

Thank Tony H
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. Hope you enjoyed the views from the castle keep.
Did you find time to visit the museum or the art exhibition?

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see the Ribble-Valley in all it's glory during any season, this is the place to see it from. The keep is open to the public, free of charge all year round. If it raining the indoor museum is fascinating.

Thank maw747
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LMuseums, Site supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The castle keep does, indeed, offer an amazing view over the whole of the Ribble Valley.
There is no charge to enter the grounds and explore the keep. The museum (entrance charges apply) cover the history of the local area with lots of child-friendly activities including dressing-up clothes, brass rubbings, craft activities and a themed hunt around the museum.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place. Great views of the fab Lincolnshire countryside.
Very informative museum and nice cafe:

Thank Loz_uk123
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the wonderful views over the Ribble Valley and the Lancashire countryside.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only a small castle but built in 1186 in the most prominent spot in clitheroe. Not much to see but some amazing 360 degree views. Also as a small museum and a cafe.

Thank IAN O
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LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. The museum has lots of child-friendly activities such as dressing-up clothes, craft activities, a themed hunt and lots of interactive displays. A great day out for the whole family with a chance to explore the great outdoors - play areas and landscaped gardens.

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