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Turton Tower

Chapeltown Road | Turton, Edgworth, Bolton BL7 0HG, England
+44 1204 852203
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Tea room

Great place for a walk and a visit to the house The tea room is good everybody is helpful enjoyed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andrew P
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Tranquil place

May and Bill were the room guides..both very knowledgable.. they pointed out various things in each... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tishtash123080
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Turton tower is a house that has been evolving over the last 500 years. From a stone tower house in the 1400s, to the home of the Tudor Orrell and, later, the Victorian Kay Families, Turton Tower has been altered and adapted to suit the needs and tastes of those who lived here. It is because of these changes that Turton Tower is of national importance and unique in Northwest England. Today it still captures the spirit of those ages and displays some of the finest paintings and furniture in the region. Turton Tower is owned and run by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.
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“tea room” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Chapeltown Road | Turton, Edgworth, Bolton BL7 0HG, England
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+44 1204 852203
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"tea shop"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place for a walk and a visit to the house The tea room is good everybody is helpful enjoyed every Minuit of my time there

Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

May and Bill were the room guides..both very knowledgable.. they pointed out various things in each room and told us the history of the building— hard to believe that originally it was a tower and a cottage before they were joined together..we were left to...More

Thank tishtash123080
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing house with an equally amazing history. Representing 600 years of local architecture and fortunate enough to have avoided fires or demolition, Turton Tower is well worth a morning of afternoon visit. The volunteer guides were friendly and very knowledgeable about the...More

Thank Jack C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here so many times and never been in the house , I took my 2 granddaughters last week in the school holidays . My youngest granddaughter aged 5 was really looking forward to seeing some ghosts😂 . On arrival the children where...More

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

Had a wonderful time with the visit to the Tower , the volunteer staff were excellent and so knowledgeable so interesting...So we then had a visit to the lovely Victorian Tea Shop, well i could not believe the attitude of the woman who served us,...More

Thank Polly940
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Parked down at the Jumbles country park (Free) and passed through here on a circular walk and enjoyed an opportunity to walk around the ancient building and round past the tearooms (all closedas out of season) and toilets/small garden. looks compact but interesting and set...More

Thank paulsheridan2018
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Centuries old building, amazing furniture and pictures, fab stories and what did the kids like best? Screaming round in the woods and the haunted skulls! Predictable I suppose, although the chap on the ticket desk did seem surprised to be asked by the kids if...More

Thank neddyb1
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

This little gem is a must see for those enjoying the walks and pubs in the area. Set in beautiful surroundings, it's well worth a visit even if you haven't got time to go inside. I'm sure you'll make time on your next visit.

Thank Bobby H
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Went in for a coffee. No one came for our order. It was unclear whether you waited to be served at the table. Waited for a while. Tried to engage someone in the cramped kitchen but was ignored. We left, disappointed.

Thank pallincoln48
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

This is the 2nd time we've been to the tea room having visited last year, both time's we've ordered a pot of tea and scone with jam and cream and both time's despite not being busy we've received our pot of tea and had to...More

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p00dleprincess
May 17, 2016|
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Response from TurtonTower | Property representative |
Hi. We haven't had farmers markets here for a few years now. Try Houghton Tower.
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Peter e
August 25, 2015|
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Response from TurtonTower | Property representative |
Hi. Unfortunately we don't now accept the explorer cards, but our prices are reasonable and kids under 16 are free!
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