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Address: Holcombe Hill, Bury, England

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local and proud

the hill you have to climb to reach peel tower is gruelling but the view from the top is so awesome it is well worth the effort.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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guildford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

the hill you have to climb to reach peel tower is gruelling but the view from the top is so awesome it is well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A nice walk with car park at bottom of the hill. Tower itself is Locked and closed but get some great views over Manchester.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good walk from Ramsbottom to this local landmark. There was a time when it was not possible to count all the mill chimneys but most have gone now of course. No ice cream on top so no "Holcombe Hill on a Butty"

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We love a visit up to Peel Tower and Holcombe Hill. On a nice day there's nothing nicer. It's a good trek up a long steep track but the views at the top can be rather breathtaking so it's very much worth your while if you can manage it. The tower itself is interesting to climb and very much worth... More 

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Salford, Manchester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I took some fabulous photos of Bury and many other parts of Greater Manchester this morning. The views in the sun were breathtaking. You could clearly see the our great city of Manchester with the Coop HQ, tower and Beetham Tower in good view. I was speaking to an American couple who had come over explaining to them GOW Peel... More 

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Bury, Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had a good walk up Holcombe Moor this afternoon via the bridle path from the Hare & Hounds, all the way up to Pee Tower - clear blue skies showed off the surrounding Lancashire countryside in all its glory - Winter Hill, Musbury Tor and Helmshore, Edenfield and Scout Moor, Darwen Moors all the way over to moorland surrounding Rossendale.... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A fantastic monument, worth the walk up Holcombe Hill. Then the knee wobbling steps to the top of the tower for views that are stunning. Small charge to go up. Open when the flag is flying.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Set off from the purpose built car park on the main road and walked across the road and followed several footpath signs and made my way up a steep climb to the top. The views are good if the weather is right but alas I was above the layer of fog Crisp clear air Walked back on a gravel road... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent for people who enjoy a good walk, especially with dogs. The pathways are not really suited to people with acessibility needs especially wheelchairs. The hill is quite steep, wear decent footwear. You can do a full circle, if you set off from the Shoulder of Mutton go Anti-Clockwise. The Tower itself is only open at certain times. For opening... More 

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Bury, Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A good ramble over the Holcombe moors and a bracing climb to the top is well worth the views around Holcombe, Helmshore, Ramsbottom, Bury surrounded by beautiful Lancashire countryside. You can also see all the way to Manchester - not sure that's a good thing though :)

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