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Turton Tower

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Address: Chapeltown Road | Turton, Edgworth, Bolton BL7 0HG, England
Phone Number:
+44 1204 852203
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Turton tower is a house that has been evolving over the last 500 years....

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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Lovely hour wander

As in the title, lovely building with beautiful grounds (woods/gardens) also has the option to wander for ling lengths through the woodland paths and walk towards Entwistle... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
staffy1975
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manchester
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit ample parking and fantastic walks in the countryside cafe on site and a really dedicated set of volunteers who work hard for the preservation of an underrated spot of history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Absolutely amazing place. Came to stay here with my ex wife many years ago. The staff were brilliant and really made us feel welcome and comfortable. I will definitely return when I can

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Thank John E
Bolton, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I remember visiting here on a school visit and the stories that the guide told us has always been remembered with fondness.On a wet and dreary day I decided to take my husband as we live in Bolton but he had never visited.The visit was an absolute treasure, lots of interesting pieces of furniture and helpful guides.We ended our visit... More 

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Thank Elaine1260
blackburn lancs england
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149 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I led our group around the area on a lovely ramble today. We decided to see if we could call into the cafe for a much needed cuppa on route. We were greeted by a waitress who had an attitude problem. Whilst I appreciate that 25 walkers dropping by might have been a little daunting, we were greeted with "... More 

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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely recommend Turton Towers. Steeped in history and full of antiques and original furniture. Turton Towers in a beautiful area of Bolton. Ample parking with beautiful grounds. The grounds are fascinating as well. There is a lovely shop to buy souvenirs. There are steep stairs too the upper part of the Towers. People with disabilities would find the stairs a... More 

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Thank deborahkarim
manchester
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65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

As in the title, lovely building with beautiful grounds (woods/gardens) also has the option to wander for ling lengths through the woodland paths and walk towards Entwistle reservoirs

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1 Thank staffy1975
TurtonTower, Heritage Building Supervisor at Turton Tower, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Looks like you really enjoyed the grounds! More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My 1st ever visit to Turton Tower, had a lovely visit, chatted with 2 very well informed ladies who guided us round the house and explained that the house has been added to over the centuries and which parts of the house belonged to which era, marvellous pieces of furniture hundreds of years old, lots of stairs and some un-even... More 

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1 Thank angej_den
TurtonTower, Heritage Building Supervisor at Turton Tower, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our house, with all it's quirky features, and thanks for the great review. More 

Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely walk with the dog over turton heights to see the panoramic views. Boggy area towards the end so take your wellies. Tracks, paths and hills. Through the golf course. Wouldn't recommend it to people who have walking difficulties. Would definitely go again.

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Thank Lisa C
TurtonTower, Heritage Building Supervisor at Turton Tower, responded to this review

We are ideally placed for making use of the beautiful surrounding countryside (once you've had a look inside our 600 year old house) :) More 

wakefield uk
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Another Tudor building in this are, with a contrasting Tudor stone Peel Tower and a timber extension of the same period. The area is also surrounded by woods and there was a folk festival when we were there. Also on the Sunday the cafe was open. This is a gem, if you are interested in this period, well worth a... More 

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Thank walkingWakefieldUk
TurtonTower, Heritage Building Supervisor at Turton Tower, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting our 'gem', and glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful Building, nice play area for young children to climb. Lovely woodland walk with the dog to adventure.

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Thank amandajane692015
TurtonTower, Heritage Building Supervisor at Turton Tower, responded to this review

Thanks. More 

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