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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 2 Attractions in Chathill
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
52 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
77 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
20 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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