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Address: Off the A1 between Alnwick and Berwick upon Tweed, Chathill NE67 5DH, England
Phone Number: 01665 589227
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A hidden gem

Staying nearby and saw this in the HHA brochure so decided to visit. Although there is building work going on at the house the tower is still open. Others have described the tower... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Leominster, United Kingdom
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Leominster, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Staying nearby and saw this in the HHA brochure so decided to visit. Although there is building work going on at the house the tower is still open. Others have described the tower itself soI will just say what a pleasure it was to visit something so unique, so unspoilt and something so obviously loved by its owner. It had... More 

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Nottingham
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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were staying near Preston Tower and noticed the local signs. We didn't see any tourist office type leaflets but thought we would go and visit. The site is open and payment is by honesty box.£2 per adult and well worth it! There is a website which gives lots of detail so I won't bother repeating it here but do... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Preston Tower will appeal to those interested in Border history, those who like a great view (from the top of the tower) and those who enjoy a pleasant stroll through the grounds. All this for £2 - a bargain. From 13th to 16th centuries, the more senior members of Border communities built themselves fortified towers called peel towers, to protect... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Preston Tower is an historical attraction, which we've seen signposted as we've driven up and down the A1 over the years. Staying nearby motivated us to take a look and see what is on offer. We weren't disappointed and we suspect that anyone with an interest in the history of Northumberland and the turbulent Border region will think so as... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Been exploring Northumberland all my life so nice to find somewhere I have never been before!!! A really interesting tower with beautiful views and nice little woodland walk. Very reasonably priced!

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Umberleigh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We came on the Tower by chance on the last day of our holiday, and decided after our visit that it was the best and most historic place we had seen all week. Just being in the tower and reading all the well written descriptions of life in the Middle Ages with the Border Reivers send shivers down your spine... More 

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West Lancashire
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is in what seems to be a secret place. Never advertised, just the odd sign locally. Yet there is plenty of history here, and extensively well presented on interior cards. And for the mechanically-minded the clock and bell mechanisms are fully on show. Also within the tower there are various levels to rest, before climbing the wooden stairs further.... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What a great little find. This well maintained relic is definitely worth a visit if you in the area. I don't think it is advertised enough. There was nobody there when we paid a visit. The absence of people added to the tranquil and relaxing atmosphere in the tower and grounds that surround it. Although the place is compact inside... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Preston Pele Tower is very secluded, although it's clearly signposted from the A1. We were lucky enough to be there on a gloriously sunny day, which really showed it off to perfection. You really do feel that you have 'got away from it all' - the atmosphere is so peaceful. There is an honesty box in the tower for the... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely little spot even if you just want a sit down in a pleasant environment. Honesty box for the tower and there is plenty of interest inside, as well a good view from the top. I am glad we spotted it and visited it.

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Address: Address: Off the A1 between Alnwick and Berwick upon Tweed, Chathill NE67 5DH, England
Phone Number: 01665 589227
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Chathill

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