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Address: Preston Tower Preston Tower Off the A1 between Alnwick and Berwick upon Tweed, Chathill NE67 5DH, England
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What An Amazing Little Place Steeped in History

Wasn't sure what to do so read the reviews and thought we would call in on our way to Seahouses. Well what a treat. Wasn't expecting that at all. £2 entry via honesty box which... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
ginamarina67
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this attraction today, first walked around the gardens where there was a cage set up and Inside was a trapped magpie, it turns out the bird was being used as bait to trap more birds. The magpie could not access the water as it was in a bottle half full and obviously the bird could see the water but... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Wasn't sure what to do so read the reviews and thought we would call in on our way to Seahouses. Well what a treat. Wasn't expecting that at all. £2 entry via honesty box which is just lovely. There was no one else around so was able to explore and read all the little historical facts displayed around the tower.... More 

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Thank ginamarina67
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I have passed through this place throughout my entire life, at my mums wedding we also got photos taken here, this is a very nice place and has been improved a lot over the years!

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Thank Moira M
Telford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Preston Tower is a magnificent example of a Northumbrian Pele Tower. The admission of Two pounds is extremely reasonable for such an interesting place' There are 4 floors and you get a magnificent view from the top of the tower. There is a tremendous amount of information everywhere and the whole place is in fantastic condition. Well worth making a... More 

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Thank Mike J
Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A historic Pele Tower, this attraction is absolutely stunning. Well preserved, and with loving informative detail provided throughout, we were really pleased we visited. Stunning views from the top as well (beware of the clock bell on the hour - we jumped when this suddenly went off). The Tower is surrounded by woodland walks which are freely accessible.

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York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The tower is interesting in itself. Fine views from the top without the usual Elfin Safety hoo-ha. The woodland walk is a nice bonus. Walked down to the spring and drank the water. Very sweet and no ill-effects to date. Bottled some straight from the pipe and brought it home.

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Thank Bill A
Springfield, Illinois
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208 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

You will not find this unless you look. Seldom will you receive so vivid an impression of northumberland that of this small little tower at Chathill - Preston Pele Tower. Some of the rooms have been furnished to look like you were living in the fourteenth century, and there are fascinating displays and information about the life of the Border... More 

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Thank HomerJSimpson01
london
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105 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Very minor attraction, but well worth visiting for its interesting clock mechanism and the bell. If you stand by the latter on the hour its loud clang and, especially, the reverberations, are good fun. Also, the rawness of the tower makes a change from the heavily restored major castles of the region, and there's a pleasant walk through the woods.... More 

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Thank fechenheimkid
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Good little find! Just an honesty box for entry, lovely surroundings with picnic tables. Very informative inside!

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Thank Kim C
N Wales
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416 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a great find! We were the only visitors at the time so took our time. Well-behaved dogs welcome on a short lead although we only took him into the ground floor and around the grounds. £2 per adult paid via honesty box. The tower was very interesting with an informative leaflet available and lots of beautifully handwritten notes dotted... More 

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