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Address: Preston Tower Off the A1 between Alnwick and Berwick upon Tweed, Chathill NE67 5DH, England
Phone Number: 01665 589227

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Hidden gem

A historic Pele Tower, this attraction is absolutely stunning. Well preserved, and with loving informative detail provided throughout, we were really pleased we visited... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A historic Pele Tower, this attraction is absolutely stunning. Well preserved, and with loving informative detail provided throughout, we were really pleased we visited. Stunning views from the top as well (beware of the clock bell on the hour - we jumped when this suddenly went off). The Tower is surrounded by woodland walks which are freely accessible.

Thank Grottenolm2014
York, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

The tower is interesting in itself. Fine views from the top without the usual Elfin Safety hoo-ha. The woodland walk is a nice bonus. Walked down to the spring and drank the water. Very sweet and no ill-effects to date. Bottled some straight from the pipe and brought it home.

Thank Bill A
Springfield, Illinois
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

You will not find this unless you look. Seldom will you receive so vivid an impression of northumberland that of this small little tower at Chathill - Preston Pele Tower. Some of the rooms have been furnished to look like you were living in the fourteenth century, and there are fascinating displays and information about the life of the Border... More 

Thank HomerJSimpson01
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104 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Very minor attraction, but well worth visiting for its interesting clock mechanism and the bell. If you stand by the latter on the hour its loud clang and, especially, the reverberations, are good fun. Also, the rawness of the tower makes a change from the heavily restored major castles of the region, and there's a pleasant walk through the woods.... More 

Thank fechenheimkid
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Good little find! Just an honesty box for entry, lovely surroundings with picnic tables. Very informative inside!

Thank Kim C
N Wales
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386 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

What a great find! We were the only visitors at the time so took our time. Well-behaved dogs welcome on a short lead although we only took him into the ground floor and around the grounds. £2 per adult paid via honesty box. The tower was very interesting with an informative leaflet available and lots of beautifully handwritten notes dotted... More 

Thank bluelizard
Harrogate, UK
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67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

A real gem of preserved history. This is a well preserved Pele Tower with a lot of history dating from 1392. It is simply presented with well written narratives and snippets of information. The climb to the top is well worth the effort ( remembering to duck at appropriate points ) and the view from up there is stunning. A... More 

Thank Harrogate_Folk
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We found this by surprise on our drive from Bamburgh to York. It was a real highlight of our trip. It was so nice to see something up close and the little rooms set up was really sweet. The admission was more than reasonable as well. We have told every one about this little gem since.

Thank Rebeccca H
Prestonpans, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is one of the main spots relating to the Battle of Prestonpans, which turned the fight for Bonnie Prince Charlie returning to the Throne of Scotland, very interesting with the Orchard beside it, lovely spot.

Thank jimhill875
County Durham, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Whilst staying at Doxford Cottages, the family took a walk from the cottages and found our way to Preston Towers. A real piece of history, a donation is asked for to look around and well worth the small price, a real insight into how people lived many years ago, worth the effort.

Thank Steve S

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