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Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre

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Address: 121 Radcliffe Road, Bolton BL2 1NU, England
Phone Number: +44 1204 531303
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Tue - Thu 14:00 - 16:00
Sat 14:00 - 16:00

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A must if You enjoyed Fred's programson TV

I loved the tv programs of fred Dibnah. so I was really happy to visit His old Home and where He worked when not demolishing Chimneys . The 2 men who gave talks were really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I loved the tv programs of fred Dibnah. so I was really happy to visit His old Home and where He worked when not demolishing Chimneys . The 2 men who gave talks were really interesting you relly got the feel of the place and to sit in Fred's lounge and have a cup of tea was great

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Gt Manchester
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are interested in steam, then this is a must have visit, but more than that the spirit of Fred is all around you. R.I.P Fred, what a legacy you have left behind.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had the most amazing time. We stayed over night in Freds house. Leon made us feel so welcome and it felt so homely it's well and truly worth a visit would highly recommend it .we look forward to taking are young boys. Soon thanks Leon.

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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks Dave it was a pleasure hosting you and Rachel, hope to see you again soon best wishes Leon More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Even if you're not into Fred Dibnah this tour of his home and work place is most interesting. Alf and Leon have many tales to tell.

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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks valerie, we have lots of ladies that come out of a sense of duty to their partners and are not looking forward to it, however they all go away saying they were absolutely fascinated by the wonderful and magical atmosphere and the stories of Fred's escapades, come see for yourselves folks. More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were with a coach party and Leon the owner made the centre come alive with the help of Arthur. The tour took a good 2 hours (although without the guided tour I imagine you could not only miss a lot of information you would be able to get round in 10 minutes). The leaflet does tell you to book... More 

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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much Margaret for taking the time to write a review and what a nice review it is, many thanks and glad you enjoyed your visit, the other chaps name is ALF by the way, I won't tell him you got his name wrong so don't worry your secret is safe with me, ha ha, best wishes Leon More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My engineering minded brothers and son had a wonderful time with the owner Leon and Fred's sidekick Alf. I have always loved steam and Victorian engineering so I had a ball but even my non- technical sister-in-law thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Leon and Alf were so friendly and informative that it really brought the place to life, I can't thank... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I bought this a anniversary present for my husband. It was enthralling, Leon is a fantastic guide...well worth a visit, you will not be disappointed!! take some extra money because they have memorabilia that is well worth the money... This place does not get enough credit or funding and needs it!!! You will not be disappointed so please go...

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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Wow many thanks Jeanette, so glad you both enjoyed it, and thats the thing, most ladies come here expecting to be bored, but they all go away enthralled, this is a magical place and should be classed as a national treasurel, kind regards Leon More 

Martlesham Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

leon was top class gave the most detailed tour of freds place very helpful plus as leon owns freds place he loved showing people around .cupp of tea at end made by leon just may the day brilliant did you like that

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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

excellent review many thanks, and yes my brews are legendary, many thanks from Leon and the team More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We enjoyed a fascinating afternoon around Fred's yard and home, where Leon treated us to a very interesting tour of the house and yard providing us with anecdotes he has gathered and an insight into the man who was Fred Dibnah. An amazing amount of work has been done, and am sure Leon has had to learn a lot in... More 

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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your excellent review Gilly, so pleased you enjoyed your visit, kind regards Leon More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed over night at Fred's house which was out of this world and such a surreal experience we as in we I mean Kev , sue , Lindsay and Ian ... We all loved it and Leon was very informative and knowledgeable about fred and I can see the passion that he has to keep the house and all the... More 

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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review Kevin, it was a pleasure hosting you all, look forward to seeing you here again some time soon, best wishes Leon More 

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