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Great place

Great views, lots of great places to walk in the surrounding area, and withing half an hours walk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christopher A
Sanctuary

Darwen Tower is the rocket that sits on top of the moors overlooking Darwen, Blackburn & Tockholes... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Vida C
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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“great walk” (10 reviews)
“walk up” (7 reviews)
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Darwen BB3 0LA, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views, lots of great places to walk in the surrounding area, and withing half an hours walk of a couple of pubs/cafe.

Thank Christopher A
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Darwen Tower is the rocket that sits on top of the moors overlooking Darwen, Blackburn & Tockholes but you can see Blackpool from there too on a good day. From town to tower is 30 minutes on foot so there's no excuse for having never...More

Thank Vida C
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Beautiful views excellent walks love the surrounding moors aswell we try and go walking up there at least once a week

Thank Ronabrown
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Lovely day out and a good walk up to Darwen Tower with our Great Nephew. Brings back memories of my visits over the years. It’s s shame it’s currently boarded up so you can’t go to the top of the Tower. Hopefully it will be...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Darwen Tower is a must do if you like walking, views, and live in or visit Blackburn and Darwen. There's a few ways up, and we ascended from the Sunnyhurst Pub. You can do a loop route from there of just over two and a...More

1  Thank RoganJ
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy a brisk walk upto Darwen Tower....so many differant routes to take from town centre.....well worth the effort as the views from the top of the tower can be stunning...especially on a clear day

1  Thank kev a
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Our two young children and their friends all thought from a distance that the tower looked like a rocket ship so that was a great incentive to get them to walk up to see it! We parked at Abbey Village (near the Hare & Hounds...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Being born and bread in Darwen I feel Darwen Tower ( as us locals call it ) is mine!! Whenever ive been away on holiday or on a long journey I always feel good as Darwen Tower comes into view standing tall on top of...More

1  Thank Truthful160
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

It’s a great walk with the family and dog upto the tower and when there to climb the steps and take in the surrounding views. We normally park at the top of sunnyhurst woods and then walk towards tockholes, past old haggis and up through...More

Thank Chris N
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Been up here loads of times, never tire from going up. The views are amazing at the top. Great walks all around too. Been up walking, running and on a bike. Will keep going up too as I think it's great.

1  Thank Ruth S
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Pyatt86
February 23, 2017|
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Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
You have to walk up to the Tower. The nearest car park is at the top of Sunnyhurst Woods. Just past the Sunnyhurst pub on the right. It takes about 30 minutes to walk up from there.
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Lollya123
September 23, 2016|
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Response from Gillian M | Reviewed this property |
It is possible but really until the child can walk it isn't advisable. I believe that an off the road vehicle can get special permission to go all the way up.
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