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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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Unique building and pleasant grounds

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
59 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 162 reviews
78 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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