Turton Tower - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Turton Tower
Turton Tower is a house that has been evolving over the last 600 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. Originally built by the Tudor Orrell family to defend their land, it later became a luxurious home. The house was lavishly furnished and extended in both the Tudor and early Stuart periods.
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Jumbles Country Park
1.32km from Turton Tower
Jumbles Country Park is located in the Bradshaw Valley, around four miles north of Bolton Town Centre. It opened in 1971 following the construction of Jumbles Reservoir, with the path around the reservoir becoming a popular walking trail. It's a popular place for visitors due to it's accessible walking routes, resident wildlife and tranquil surroundings - and the bonus of being well-served by public transport.
2.31km from Turton Tower
Winter Hill is the highest point of the area to the west of the Pennines, a line of hills, known as the backbone of England, running roughly north-south between Lancashire and Yorkshire. Its prominent position made it the ideal site for the Winter Hill TV Mast, transmitting to a large part of North West England. It offers views over Lancashire and the Greater Manchester Urban Area, including Manchester city center, Salford, Werneth Low, Wigan, and Bolton. One of the nice trekking areas and al
Hall i' th' Wood Museum
3.73km from Turton Tower
This Grade 1, 16th-century half-timbered hall is one of the northwest’s most important buildings. There are displays of 17th and early 18th-century furniture, objects and artefacts, learn more about the life and work of Samuel Crompton and discover all about life in Stuart and Tudor times. The rooms have been accurately refurbished to retain their homely atmosphere.
4.58km from Turton Tower
Smithills Hall is one of the oldest and best preserved manor houses in the North West of England, Set in land on the edge of the West Pennine Moors. Containing fine examples of architecture through the ages, from Medieval and Tudor right through to Victorian times. One of the oldest manor houses in the north west of England, its oldest parts, including the great hall, date from the 15th century and it has been since been altered and extended particularly the west part.
Bolton Museum Art Gallery & Aquarium
6.34km from Turton Tower
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery houses many collections, exhibitions run throughout the year. The Aquarium houses many endangered species of fish and run breeding programmes for them. An extensive fish collection containing a wide range of fresh water fish from all over the world. you can find out about feeding, breeding and fish care at the aquarium as well as current conservation projects.
Burrs Country Park
7.11km from Turton Tower
Burrs Country Park lies on the River Irwell covering an area of 36 hectares of scenic countryside, one mile north west of Bury town centre. Burrs has been awarded a Green Flag. The park owes part of its existence to Bury's industrial past and Burrs was one of area's earliest mill sites, many remnants of which still exist today. Burrs is also home to some of the most impressive works on the ever-evolving Irwell Sculpture Trail, which runs from Salford to the West Pennine Moors.
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