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Clitheroe Castle

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Great views

My family and I have been to the castle several times. There are different things going on there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalie C
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
The best views in town

Its certainly not the biggest castle or the best preserved, but the views are unbeatable. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Teresa D
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Darwen, England, United Kingdom
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 July 2016

My Husband and Myself visited Clitheroe Castle today. It has fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, a brilliant museum, a lovely cafe, and a nice gift shop. You can sit in the well maintained gardens and have a picnic, or just sit and take it...More

4  Thank westy58
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thank you for posting such a positive review. We're glad that you enjoyed your day here at Clitheroe Castle. As you say, there is something for all ages and plenty to keep the children amused. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Nothing special - try Skipton as an alternative, you might find that a much better use of your time and certainly a lot more interesting!

8  Thank SpookyTree
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have been to the castle several times. There are different things going on there all the time and suited to all ages. The views from the castle are wonderful and in the summer it is a beautiful spot to have a...More

Thank Natalie C
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your comments. The castle is worth a visit at any time of the year - great views from the keep and lots to see and do in the museum as well as delicious home-cooked food available in the café.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its certainly not the biggest castle or the best preserved, but the views are unbeatable. The castle grounds are well maintained, there are two options to get up to the top and once you get there...only a few mins. walk the views over towards Pendle...More

1  Thank Teresa D
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for posting a review. The castle keep and grounds are free of charge and offer amazing views over the whole of the Ribble Valley and across to Pendle Hill. The museum has lots of child-friendly activities and there is a café and art...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great castle. The keep is well preserved and there are good views of the town and surrounding countryside. Nice cafe by museum. Well worth a visit

Thank daddytommy
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history and the castle site and content are very Interesting for all ages children’s to adult lots to do and see

Thank Morhaf A
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We have something for all ages here at Clitheroe Castle with lots of fun activities to keep the children happy.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather was very poor when I visited Clitheroe Castle. Low cloud and drizzle were the order of the day. What a pity to have missed the magnificent views that are provided from the castle keep. Visits to the grounds and keep are free of...More

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

Thank you for your comments. It's a shame that the weather was not good when you visited. The views from the castle keep are amazing. We hope to see you back on a sunny day.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The recent visit to Clitrheroe Castle was very interesting but there is a definite lack of information regarding the military history of this ancient castle.More

Thank huskyman575
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you did not find enough information about the military history of the castle. The documented historical information that we have is quite limited and the information which we provide inside the museum (via the video clip) is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as a group of 15 Brownies and 5 Leaders, Wet Day but decided to walk up to the museum anyway. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We had let them know we where coming so they were expecting and had everything prepared...More

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

Thank you for posting a review. It's a shame you had such a wet day for your visit but, as you say, there is plenty to keep you occupied inside the museum. I'll pass on your thanks to the café staff.

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

I brought family friends to Clitheroe for a mooch and as it was such a clear bright autumn day we decided to make the effort and climb the hill to the castle. What beautiful views of Pendle Hill and the Ribble Valley! There is also...More

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

Thank you for posting a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed your breakfast.

Reviewed 1 October 2018

The castle is surrounded by 16 acres of parkland and it is worth the walk up the hill for the view. The Stewards House has been turned into a museum.More

Thank Richard S
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you for posting a review. The castle is situated just a short walk up from the town centre and visitors have free access to the grounds and keep where there are amazing views over the Ribble Valley. The museum (charges apply) has lots of...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

A small but great castle, there are some steps to reach it but once there the views are fantastic. There is a museum to visit and a tea room where you can have cake or lunch. Not too much else to say but it is...More

Thank dav3com
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you for posting a review. Free access to the castle grounds and keep where children can let of steam in the various play areas and adults can enjoy the wonderful views across the Ribble Valley. We are situated just a short walk up from...More

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Labman50
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.
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ShelleyR578
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.
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megstermoo
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
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