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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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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Chathill
Type: Architectural Buildings
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English first
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A perfect place to get away from it all, in pleasant surroundings and very comfortable rooms. The hosts were very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and for places to visit and eat. After starting the day with a perfectly presented and tasty breakfast the hotel was ideally located for visits to number of famous castles or beaches.

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A well set up and very interesting find, with good all round views to boot. Nicely explained exhibits helping understand the local history. Well worth a stop if in the area

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Bangor.N Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We came upon this gem almost by accident , en route to Chillingham and it was well worth visiting. Privately owned , it was the most preserved and interesting tower in the area. The information is clear and obviously written by a person who cared about the history of the area. The owners leave an honesty box for the paltry... More

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Hertfordshire
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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22 reviews 22 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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