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.