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Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre

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Address: 121 Radcliffe Road, Bolton BL2 1NU, England
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+44 1204 531303
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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Stopping over at freds

To get the very best from the heritage centre you need to use the b and b. We stayed two nights. A very warm welcome.nice room and best of all we could use the garden to soak up... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2016
john g
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

To get the very best from the heritage centre you need to use the b and b. We stayed two nights. A very warm welcome.nice room and best of all we could use the garden to soak up the experience. This two night break was a real plus and highly recommend. In fact if you are a fan of Fred... More 

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Thank john g
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016

I arranged this trip for my husband as a surprise for our Ruby wedding. He had no idea where he was going until he got on the bus and unfortunately it was in the window so I was busted! I was prepared to put up with the tour for his sake, but what a surprise I got. Leon was a... More 

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Thank Bierlein
freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Wow what a smashing story, many, many thanks for taking the trouble to send a review in and what a great review it is, I look forward to seeing you here again. kind regards Leon More 

Eccles
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Iv been a fan of Fred for a while . My partner booked this as a surprise. We went along with the in laws and my daughter . It was nice to look around Fred's house and yard .Really interesting place would recommend 100%

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1 Thank John C
freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the visit John, and thanks for your support kind regards Leon and the team More 

Bala, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed May 19, 2016

We stayed the night in Fred's House and this was the most amazing experience to actually see and feel what Fred's life was like off camera, The warmth of the fire the sounds around the house, looking out at the sheds and being able to wonder at your own pace and in the order in which you want. We had... More 

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Thank Jasonandnicola
freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to be your host Jason and Nicola, thank you for your lovely comments, I am sure Fred would be pleased as punch to see you enjoyed your visit so much. Kindest regards Leon More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016

How to review this? An interesting host with plenty of stories to tell but that's about it. Just a few sheds with nothing actually working inside. Very small area and portaloo for guests which was not ideal when you are on a coach tour. To enjoy the experience you would have to be a fanatical Fred Dibnah enthusiast so I... More 

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6 Thank Gillian A
freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us Gillian, I am sorry you were disappointed, however I am surprised at your comments, most of our visitors, not just fanatical Fred fans, respect the fact that this is the home of the man that was voted the Greatest Lancastrian of the century for many years running and feel privileged just... More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed May 7, 2016

Visited today with a service user with learning disabilities. Greeted by Leon our tour guide for the day and owner of this delightful property and yard. Leon was exceptional with his knowledge about the site. He made us feel most welcome and explained anything we wanted to know answering any questions we had. As a support worker i was a... More 

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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review it was a pleasure entertaining you Rob and Dave look forward to seeing you again kind regards Leon More 

Tadley, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed April 22, 2016

great experience seeing how things used to work would of been good to see it in working order but was still an awesome sight to see .Many great tales told by Leon our guide and you could almost hear Fred saying his little quirks Would definitely recommend to all to go there We stayed overnight in Freds house well worth... More 

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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for that lovely review Dave and Irene, it was a pleasure looking after you, and yes this is an amazing place, so full of atmosphere, best wishes from Leon and the team More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed April 16, 2016

Have wanted to visit Fred's home for ages. Went today with our friends from the Goldwing Club and it was such an amazing experience. Many thanks to Leon, Mark and Alf for their wonderfully professional tour and wealth of stories and laughs! For those who have followed Fred on TV and video you will love this friendly walk through his... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

fantastic experience getting to explore the treasure trove of things in and around fred's house and yard. much of the layout of the sheds is intact, as is the machinery, the tour guide is extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I don't understand the couple of bad reviews saying about piles of junk, that's completely missing the point of the place, of... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed April 6, 2016

Interesting afternoon great to have a insight into Freds life well worth a visit thanks for the tour Leon

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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

My pleasure Ron, thank you for your review, there is so much to see here and its such an amazing legacy left by a very clever man More 

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