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Address: Chapeltown Road | Turton, Edgworth, Bolton BL7 0HG, England
Phone Number: +44 1204 852203
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10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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
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manchester
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blackburn lancs england
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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manchester
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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TurtonTower, Heritage Building Supervisor at Turton Tower, responded to this review

Thanks. More 

Chorley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I came with my toddler, I didn't go in the house but wandered round the gardens which are beautiful. My daughter loved the kitchen garden with its little paths and features such as the toy scarecrows. We had lunch in the cafe in the tower gardens, the Victorian Kitchen. I ordered the all day breakfast and it was definitely the... More 

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

Let's hope you manage to visit inside the house soon - you won't be disappointed! Thanks More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

If you want tasty fresh food served by friendly staff either inside in a quaint, stone flagged, feature-filled room OR outside in the garden of a magnificent period house & on the fringe of woodland & countryside then this is the place. AND the prices are great + it's also dog-friendly. Some lovely walking trails there too & a climbing... More 

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

Thanks! Couldn't agree more :) More 

Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place should be far more popular, a delightful building in pleasant grounds. Cafe, parking and toilets make it an excellent base for exploring the surrounding countryside but the tower itself is worth paying to see.

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

Thanks for your visit and review. More 

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