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“Rainy Sunday Afternoon”
Review of Turton Tower

Turton Tower
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Edgworth
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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 surprise, the house is absolutely lovely, it really takes you back in time. There is loads of information about its history going back 600 years and is staffed by really knowledgeable room stewards who are all volunteers but know so much about the place. It is also a lot bigger than you would expect with lots of art and antiques on display.

There is a gift shop and a tiny café in the old Victorian kitchen which is really quaint and full of original features (the cakes are scrummy too.) The house itself is surrounded by woodland and gardens. I would definitely recommend visiting this gem.

Thank karenpilkington1
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"tea room"
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"volunteer guides"
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"history lovers"
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"ghost story"
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"council run"
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"cafe staff"
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"worth a visit"
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"per adult"
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"tea shop"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
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"cheese on toast"
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"fascinating place"
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"couple of hours"
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"two storey"
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"children's play area"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 7 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 & very interesting.On entering the premises there is a reception area with a small shop.Each floor has a member of staff who is there to answer your questions and show you round if you so wish.We paid an entry fee of £5 each(O.A.P's) which my friend thought was very reasonable compared with fees where they live.The grounds are free to look round and the teashop has a variety of delicious snacks and drinks.The staff are also pleasant to chat with.

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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 to see. All rooms have some information in them although I am pleased to say they are not overcrowded with details. There are a lot of steps, and one room leads into another and some even have their own staircase.

The volunteer guides were very helpful. There is also a small gift shop. We didn't use the tea room or walk around the grounds - the latter due to the weather. The whole house has a very historic feel to it and I feel it was very good value for the admission price of £6 each.

2  Thank MegDorset
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Reviewed 25 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
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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
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