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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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Lovely stop-off

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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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.

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Melton Mowbrary
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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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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 

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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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 

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Nottingham
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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 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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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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
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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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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
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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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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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