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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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Fascinating pele tower full of information and with fantastic views

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
bluelizard
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N Wales
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N Wales
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348 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Harrogate, UK
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167 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Rebeccca H
Prestonpans, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank jimhill875
County Durham, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Steve S
newcastle upon tyne
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152 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Ok so this is a 20 minute attraction and wouldn't justify a long trek. However if close by it is definitely worth popping in. Like many we were the only people in the building when we visited and it was a pleasant adventure.

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Thank drewedmin999
York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

What an interesting place. A tower to ward off the Scots set in delightful grounds and a climb to the top of the tower is rewarded by 360 degree views to the coast and over Northumberland. The workings of the clock are fascinating to see especially when it strikes on the hour! Glad that is has been preserved .

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Thank YorkCrackers
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Not a big place, but an interesting one none the less. The history of the building is worth reading about and do climb the stairs to the very top through a small door for great views. No one else was there when we went which made it most enjoyable.

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Thank Andrew S
Durham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Completely empty when we arrived, and entry by honesty box. It was so peaceful, completely different to its turbulent past. Make sure you explore every room and read every sign! It's amazing what you learn in a short space of time!

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Thank LaurenPhoto
Chippenham
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This place is amazing and we had it all to ourselves. I loved the fact that entry was by way of an honesty box and you could explore at leisure. The rooms had been furnished as they would have been at the time the tower was occupied, and the owners have worked hard to explain the history of the tower... More 

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