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Fascinating Historical Building

A fascinating hotch potch of architectural styles spanning 6oo years, started as a two storey stone... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Keith E
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Sale, United Kingdom
Turton is a great several-period tower-house and grounds

Good for a visit if you love old houses. The original early tower is interesting and the medieval... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alison B
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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...more
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Chapeltown Road | Turton, Edgworth, Bolton BL7 0HG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for a visit if you love old houses. The original early tower is interesting and the medieval and restored Tudor cruck framed farmhouse additions are picturesque and interesting. Guides are helpful. Furniture in keeping and from various places but also of interest. Love the...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating hotch potch of architectural styles spanning 6oo years, started as a two storey stone tower and developed over centuries in to a variety of styles. Well worth visiting, very helpful and informative volunteer guides, cheap and cheerful tea rooms with fresh cakes and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 13 July 2018 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
Reviewed 2 July 2018

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
Reviewed 18 June 2018 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
Reviewed 15 June 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

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Reviewed 11 May 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
Reviewed 21 April 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
Reviewed 14 March 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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Muzrif M
5 August 2018|
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Response from tishtash123080 | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. it’s £6 adults..Concessions £5... accompanied children under 16 free..car park is free..🐝🐝
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p00dleprincess
17 May 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
25 August 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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