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Preston Tower

Off the A1 between Alnwick and Berwick upon Tweed, Chathill NE67 5DH, England
01665 589227
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Type: Architectural Buildings
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Hertfordshire
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Preston Tower is a privately owned Pele tower in delightful grounds. There is an honesty box and visitors book in the first room in the tower. Climbing up the tower and exploring the rooms is great fun - a couple of rooms are furnished to give you an idea of how people would have lived (The stairs in the tower... More

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

A friend recommended this and we were glad she did. The tower is in such a peaceful, tranquil setting. It was really interesting to read all about the Border Reivers and to see inside a Pele tower. It was great to have the place to ourselves and we enjoyed the views from the top of the tower.

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derbyshire
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19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a really interesting gem of a place to visit.There is an honesty box for the small fee.It is such an Historic Tower although I must admit the information about the building was quite difficult to read but it added to the feel of the place.I sat and watched a red squirrel playing for ages it was an absolute... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stumbled across this ancient Peel Tower by accident and nearly didn't bother to stop. Thank goodness we did as it's amazing. The owner has written very interesting tales of it's remarkable history and has taken on all the restoration too. You must climb to the very top and go out on the roof, but be prepared if the clock... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Read reviews prior to visit and wasn't disappointed, all information about the tower was handwritten and although some of it was hard to read I felt it added to the character of the building and itself was a part of the history of the tower. The views from the top were really nice as we visited on a beautiful day.... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The private owners generously allow the public to visit this little gem of Northumberland's history for very little entrance fee. And although it is small it really brings home the difficulties the border families faced through continual cross border warfare during the middle ages and beyond. The views from the top of the tower are breath taking. The owners even... More

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durham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Went to preston tower to-day ,well worth a visit , lovely grounds , £2.00 to get in ,just put your money into the honesty box

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Hemel Hempstead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We came across peston tower by chance sighting of the brown information sign and almost didn't bother to visit it. This is a lovely place to visit - it is self service in that it is usually unattened and there is an honesty box to pay the visit fee which is not a lot. There are interesting rooms spread over... More

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Nottingham
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is very unique. We were here on our own, looking at the lovely scenery. Fab. Whoever maintains it does a magnificent job.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Saw this on the map and went to explore. Honesty box at the door and written information throughout the visit to the tower. Great views from the top. can walk a little in the grounds, very pleasant.

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