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Address: Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
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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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A year round treat!

Visit the castle all year round to take in the view of the Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill. The museum is well worth a visit too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the castle all year round to take in the view of the Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill. The museum is well worth a visit too.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Clitheroe castle, it's now a small ruin but is thought to go back as far as Norman times. The views are excellent from the keep and there are very good walks around Clitheroe too. It's certainly worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entrance to climb up to the castle which gives a fantastic 360 view. Small play area. Café and a Museum (cost to enter). Nice stroll around the gardens. Easy access.

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

Thank you for posting a review. The Castle grounds, gardens and keep are free of charge and offer amazing views of the Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill with lots of winding paths and grassy areas for children to let off steam. We also have an art exhibition, museum and café on site. More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came on a lovely sunny day~ the castle dominants the Clitheroe skyline. Surrounded in lovely, well kept grounds. Good walk and fantastic view at the top. There's not much of the castle left but can see some interesting features and there's a museum on site to tell you 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 saw the sunshine when you visited and enjoyed the wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. We also have an art exhibition (free of charge) and a café on site as well as the museum (admission charge for adults into the museum). More 

Todmorden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Clitheroe a few times before, but this was the first time we ventured up to the Castle. It is the prominent landmark that can be seen from miles away and crowns the town. It is well signposted from the town centre, there is a small car park which will be handy for those that may struggle... 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 your visit and made the most of the grounds and gardens which, as you say, are free of charge. The museum is very family-friendly with a competition hunt, dressing-up clothes, craft activities and interactive displays to keep the children amused. Lots of information about the local area for the... More 

Accrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit today the museum was good and the competition's. Kept the kids busy shame about the weather although the views were great,kids got in free and 4.20 each for adults,parked on mitchel street for free

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit - despite the dreadful weather. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

While staying in the Ribble Valley we visited the castle. There is parking in pay and display areas in town and around a 5 minutes walk up to the castle entrance. There is a competition for kids to find all the Robbins inside the museum. The exhibitions are very informative and great for kids and adults alike. Well worth the... 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 your visit. Our themed hunt for children changes every month - February is film & cartoon characters, March is dinosaurs and April will be dragons. Children also enjoy the interactive displays in the museum, the dressing-up clothes and the craft activity. A fun day out for the whole family. More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Well... The castle was... uhm... tiny. More of a keep than a castle. It was small. There was not an awful lot to walk around or to look at. The surrounding areas to be fair were gorgeous. And the walk leading up to the castle was also very nice. The views were excellent, the surrounding area of Clitheroe is really... More 

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

Thank you for your review. The Norman keep at Clitheroe is the second smallest in England and offers panoramic views over the surrounding countryside - Pendle Hill and the Ribble Valley. Access to the keep and grounds is free of charge, with plenty to entertain the whole family - playgrounds and activity spaces, winding paths, landscaped gardens and wonderful views.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We came here for a special day out and we were not disappointed. We went to museum which had lots and lots of information in it about the history and geography of the world. Also lots of fun activities which I think are aimed towards the children but we enjoyed them too and loved being big kids dressing up in... 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 enjoyed the activities in the museum as well as the wonderful views from the castle keep. More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Although we have visited Clitheroe numerous times over the years, we have never actually walked up to the castle. And now, we are so glad we did. Even on a pretty dull day in February ( ok, there were bits of blue sky and some watery sun!), we had a great view over the town and beyond. I must say,... More 

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

Thank you for posting a review. The castle grounds are quite extensive and include a skate park, a bandstand (brass-band concerts take place during the summer), landscaped gardens with winding paths and specimen trees, a bowling green, a garden of remembrance and cenotaph, a large field as well as play areas and activity spaces for children. The castle keep offers... More 

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