A trip to my parents in Bolton took us via Turton Tower and we happily whiled away a couple of hours here. The house has evolved over five centuries and its most striking element is its earliest architectural feature, the stone tower itself.
The rooms in the house take you on a journey through the centuries, through the Tudor and Victorian pasts of the families that once lived there. The guides at the house could not have been friendlier and did their utmost to engage our children in the history. It was a great place to explore and, with a bit of effort, the kids kept with it too. Inevitably though, it wasn’t long before they persuaded us outside.
We walked around the gardens, finishing up with time spent in the woodland play area. We saw several families cycling past us in the woods. As there seemed to be plenty of nature trails, and the location is a popular walking area of the West Pennine Moors, it might be a good idea to take bikes with you when you visit.
Open Mar-Oct, Weds-Sun and Bank Holidays 12-4.45pm Adult £6, Children free. Tearoom 10am-4pm
Turton Tower, Chapeltown Road, Turton, Bolton BL7 0HG
Tel: 01204 852203 turtontower.co.uk