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Well worth a visit if you’re in the area

We spent an enjoyable hour here, wandering around the peaceful gardens, climbing up the steep tower... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sarahhippo
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York, United Kingdom
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Historical Reivers Tower

Very interesting tower in the grounds of a beautiful country house. Privately owned - we have met... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2019
JayneH305
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Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom
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Preston Tower Preston Tower Off the A1 between Alnwick and Berwick upon Tweed, Chathill NE67 5DH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an enjoyable hour here, wandering around the peaceful gardens, climbing up the steep tower to the turrets with a glorious view of the tree tops and surrounding area. Lots of information too and all for £2! What value for money.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

Very interesting tower in the grounds of a beautiful country house. Privately owned - we have met the owners on both our visits and each time they were very welcoming and very happy to answer any questions about their tower. The tower has good interpretation...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JayneH305
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Hidden away, in the midst of glorious countryside. Located in landscaped gardens. This is a wee gem of a place. An honesty box secures entry and its worth every penny (so don't cheat). Wonderfully annotated local history - reivers et al. A well looked after...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

A charmingly personal feel to this impressive tower with plenty to learn from the handwritten signs and recreated room settings. A fully working tower clock which is apparently a mini version of Big Ben - be sure to be on the top floor on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

This was such an interesting place. The handwritten information sheets add to its authenticity and provide a connection to lives people must have led in those times of constant battle. I don't usually read to the end but I read every word of every sheet...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JulieSSurrey
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Couldn't see a tower from the road, but decided to pop in anyway. We were the only people there & had it all to ourselves. Lots of info provided and great views from the top of the tower.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Helen1ewx
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Paid a visit and was extremely impressed with the tower and the grounds. A bonus was meeting the owner, a very nice gentleman who filled us in with some additional history. Well worth a visit and our Beagle enjoyed the climb to the top.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed June 24, 2018

WE struggled at first to find the tower - mainly because we did not use the A1 to get here. It is well signposted off the northbound A!!. The last part of the journey is to turn off the road then turn right again past...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LightAleCavalier
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Charmingly presented, giving wonderful impression of the use of the once numerous towers, as refuge from raiders, and places to hold hostages. Views from top. Privately owned and managed. Fully worth the honesty box £2 entry. And deserving of support. Delightful place for a picnic.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Cjh H
Reviewed September 12, 2017

Visited whilst on holiday in the area. Plenty of parking and bike racks for cyclists also picnic benches for those wanting to say a while longer. Entry is an honesty box inside the tower itself. You are able to visit the rooms that have been...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gill R
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