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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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The real Dungeons and Dragons

This is a really interesting place to visit, no guides to hassle you, but ample information to assist the visitor. It is a small Peel tower, but you can sense the history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Roger B
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really interesting place to visit, no guides to hassle you, but ample information to assist the visitor. It is a small Peel tower, but you can sense the history everywhere, the rooms are tiny, dark and would have been draughty in the 1400s when it was in use. Some areas are not for the faint hearted and... More 

Thank Roger B
Preston, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tower is a must-see. Built in the late 1300's, it's sparsely furnished as it would have been at that time. Make sure you explore every nook & cranny as you climb the tower as there are hidden rooms tucked away! The walks around the tower are lovely too, even when it's wet as there are a lot of tree... More 

Thank Lyn L
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97 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

we saw this place mentioned in a book about Northumberland and thought it was worth a visit. What can we say .this place is truly a little gem .the building stands in some lovely grounds .you are able to browse around this place all on your own ,which really gives you a wonderful feeling of how it must have been... More 

Thank ratpack23
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Preston Tower, a small well maintained Peel Tower on 3 floors with great views from the top. Furnished as it would have been together with information boards giving descriptions of what life was like living on the Boarders gives a real feel of how it would be living during the middle ages. The grounds are lovely, quiet, and a good... More 

Thank Joan L
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We passed the tower on a cycle ride - and stopped off to browse around. It is a great place - filled with a little of the fascinating and dramatic local history of the borders. Great views from the top of the Tower. Lovely for a picnic as well.

Thank Jonhayes
Melton Mowbrary
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A great find that is tucked away off the A1 between Belford and Alnwick. The tower is set out with many items and lots of information about the history of the place and surrounding area. Great views from the top of the tower out over the country, but not a climb for those with a heights issue, as I found... More 

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We found this little gem on a slightly rainy day and decided to return the day after which was sunny and calm. The grounds are very well kept and not too big. The tower is only a short level walk from the car park with seating outside the tower for those not wanting to brave the tower. Inside the tower... More 

Thank Richard D
Leominster, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

Thank ph1949
Level Contributor
56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 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 

1 Thank strumble
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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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