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Turton Tower

Chapeltown Road | Turton, Edgworth, Bolton BL7 0HG, England
+44 1204 852203
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Rainy Sunday Afternoon

We visited here one Sunday afternoon when on our way to Jumbles Res it started to rain so as we... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Darwen, United Kingdom
Outing with friends

Whenever my friends visit from Suffolk,I always look for different places to take them within a... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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Chapeltown Road | Turton, Edgworth, Bolton BL7 0HG, England
+44 1204 852203
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited here one Sunday afternoon when on our way to Jumbles Res it started to rain so as we passed Turton Tower we decided to call in and have a look around. Despite living quite close we had never been before. Well what a...More

Thank karenpilkington1
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Whenever my friends visit from Suffolk,I always look for different places to take them within a reasonable driving distance from where I live.We went to Turton Tower on Sunday.We were very impressed for the amount we paid to get in.The house is clean, well maintained...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

We were staying in nearby Blackburn and had seen signs for this place so with a couple of hours to use on a wet Saturday we decided to pay a visit. From the outside it looks huge and inside there are a lot of rooms...More

2  Thank MegDorset
Reviewed 24 May 2017

To be fair, you could visit the Tower in an hour and see all there is to see. The grounds and surrounding area are very nice but I felt the cost was rather high for such a small 'museum'

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a great place to visit my grand-daughter loved it and it is great for families. The tea room is also really good with great food.

2  Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Pleasantly surprised to discover this little peace of history sat right on my doorstep (only live 7 miles away!). The volunteer staff are dedicated and passionate about the house. We loved hearing the history behind the different stages of the building through the periods of...More

2  Thank KLJWood
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

There seemed to be three people faffing away in a cramped kitchen which was located just as you came through the door. Perhaps one of them could have escaped the claustrophobia and done something useful by touring the tiny eating area and clearing the tables....More

3  Thank BeenAroundTheWorld0
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Parking is easy and right near the entrance. I followed the signs to the entrance paid for my admission and made my way into the house. I was met by Sue, one of the guides who offered to show me round and explain the history....More

2  Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 31 January 2017 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.

Thank oliverjames2017
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

Thank John E
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Questions & Answers
17 May 2016|
Response from TurtonTower | Property representative |
Hi. We haven't had farmers markets here for a few years now. Try Houghton Tower.
Peter e
25 August 2015|
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!