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Horton Tower

Horton road, Horton, Wimborne, England
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A Towering View

Walked some peaceful country paths to reach the derelict Horton Tower. We were walking on a... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
places2seeplaces2go
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Revisiting an old favourite

Used to be open 30 years ago, they filmed the cock fighting scene in The Mayor of Casterbridge here... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Richard W
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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18 May 2018
“A Towering View ”
21 Dec 2017
“Revisiting an old favourite”
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Horton road, Horton, Wimborne, England
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Walked some peaceful country paths to reach the derelict Horton Tower. We were walking on a perfect sunny day so the views are fabulous. Horton Tower itself is now derelict, but nevertheless still an impressive piece of architecture. Beware though if walking with your dog...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Used to be open 30 years ago, they filmed the cock fighting scene in The Mayor of Casterbridge here in the 1960s, starring Terrance Stamp and Julie Christie. Its now been restored as as a telecommunications tower.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Not well signposted but well worth the walk up the hill to this folly. Beautiful views & a reasonably level bridle path.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

An iconic follow that dominates the landscape. Good paths lead to a position near the monument with imposing views over the countryside. A real treasure for architectural and landscape photographers, and a great pub nearby!

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Horton Tower is opposite Drusilla's Inn where we stayed. It is a lovely peaceful tranquil walk to the tower albeit uphill alot of the way. Once at the top we took a moment to take in the beautiful countryside around us.. Absolutely breathtaking

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Would visit more often if it wasn't for the Electric fence you have to get through via the gate! Always a Peaceful place, spent quiet, relaxed times here many times. Gorgeous!

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This folly is very large and dominates the surrounding area. It is a feature that is most impressive The cost of duplicating it would be beyond most pockets. It reflects the wealth of the past

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

An odd thing to 'review' - a folly on its own, set within a landscape of undulating Dorset fields - and that's it really, except there is something very wonderful about the building and the views from it. Peace and contemplation. Best visited early or...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

There is no doubt that the creator/builder of this folly must have been well off. It has been said to be one of the tallest non religious buildings in England about 140 feet tall built in 1750 by an MP. Now contains (so I am...More

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