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Clitheroe Castle

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Smallest Norman keep in England. Not much to see at the castle but the views are breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris M
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
A very early 11th Centuary Mot and Bailey Castle originaly Wooden Stockade on top,now Stone and mutch extended,it would

A Few Steps but WHAT A VIEW)omg.There is mutch speculation as to the massive hole in one side of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lancaster District, United Kingdom
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“war memorial”(18 reviews)
“ribble valley”(35 reviews)
“fantastic views”(18 reviews)
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...more
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Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Smallest Norman keep in England. Not much to see at the castle but the views are breathtaking. Museum at the side is worth a visit and often has things going on

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Few Steps but WHAT A VIEW)omg.There is mutch speculation as to the massive hole in one side of the Keep,Cronwells Cannon were fireing from adjasent hill.

Thank anubisdoggod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great castle ruin. With a great museum. The views from the top of the museum. The climb to it is a bit steep but worth it.

Thank williamskdn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overlooking the charming town of clitheroe, the castle is a bit of a steep walk. There is a choice of steps or slope to get to it, once there , it is free access to get to the tower, which gives a chance to see...More

Thank gshelme2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'll be honest here,right from the off.I can actually see this place from my house but I don't think I've been in the castle museum for 20 years...until recently.we go to the park all the time as the kids love it.if you combine the park...More

Thank alixjay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great views from the top of the castle. Cafe and small Museum with Plenty of Art for the Art lovers. Play area for the kids with a regular visit from from an Ice Cream van in the castle grounds. Public toilets on site, skate park...More

Thank ChrisTilbury
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set in a very nice village that is worth a look around. The castle itself is free to get to visit and has amazing views of the surrounding areas. The museum is worth a look and great for the kids as there are interactive exhibits...More

Thank Tonyhealy77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad castle, smaller than we expected but lovely friendly staff, the pirate trail that runs during the summer holidays was a lovely activity and the kids play areas were nice enough too. Filled a couple of hours but we didn’t look round the...More

Thank Mary N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for a wet day. Good for kids. Very interesting. Lots to see and there is a cafe as well. Take the kids and give it a try.

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Nice walk up to the top where the views are amazing and plenty to see and do in the gardens Dogs welcome aswell as behaves children lol Wish it was warmer for the visit !!

Thank Angie K
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28 July 2018|
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Response from DottieInDubai | Reviewed this property |
Dogs can be walked in the castle grounds but cannot go in the cafe.
13 April 2018|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
The Musuem and Atrium cafe is accessible by lift and ramp to both levels ant the terrace. You can drop of and there are some spaces and disabled parking also.
11 January 2018|
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Response from LMuseums | Property representative |
The castle is on top of a small hill in the town centre - about a 5 minute walk from the main street. It is an attractive walk through landscaped gardens with lots of benches and resting places. We have limited parking up by... More