Attractions to explore nearby 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.
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.
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
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.
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 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 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.
Helmshore Textile Mill tells the fascinating stories of wool, cotton and the Industrial Revolution. Imagine the hard lives of the mill workers and relish the opportunity to see spellbinding historic machinery in motion. Witness Its spellbinding historic machinery in action; where the noisy clicks, clunks, thumps, and distinctive scents will transport you to another era.
Moses Gate Country Park was set at 750 acres this is Bolton’s largest nature reserve. Home to mill lodges, woodland and plenty of heritage, wildlife meets industry in a peaceful site where there is always something to see. The area has seen several uses as an industrial site, at Moses Gate, one of the earliest paper mills in Lancashire was built by the Crompton family in Farnworth.
The Fusilier Museum is home to the collections of the XX Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The museum is housed in a building originally built as officers' quarters. Its collection including 12 Victoria Cross Medals won by the Regiment, the uniform and bearskin of King George V and an Eagle Standard of the 82nd Regiment of the French Line captured by the Royal Fusiliers during the Napoleonic Wars.
The Art Museum and Sculpture Centre is based in the centre of Bury on the corner of Manchester Road and Moss Street. The museum collections include artifacts which are arranged into regularly changing thematic displays that cover a variety of topics with a focus on local and social history. The collection includes works by Turner, Constable, and Landseer.
Bury Market is an open-air market in the town of Bury, Lancashire, England. The market is one of the largest and most popular in Greater Manchester and home to the Bury delicacy of black pudding. Featuring a meat and fish hall and an indoor and outdoor market, it was named best in the country in 2006 and regularly wins awards. It attracts an estimated 250,000 shoppers a week.
Rivington Pike is a hill on Winter Hill, part of the West Pennine Moors. The Pike itself is 1191 feet high. At the top of the Pike is a tower, which will be the focus of this article. Rivington is a place where you can walk or cycle along the hillside footpaths and take in the spectacular views of Chorley from the Pigeon Tower and Rivington Pike – you can even see Blackpool Tower and the Welsh mountains on a clear day.
Great Hill is a hill in Lancashire, England, on Anglezarke Moor, between the towns of Chorley and Darwen. It is part of the West Pennine Moors and lies approximately 3 miles north of Winter Hill, which is the highest point in the area at 456 m. The summit at 381 m is only slightly higher than the surrounding moorland, but provides excellent views in all directions particularly to the north and west.