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Turton Tower

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Turton Tower evolved from being a simple stone Pele tower, which was built around 1420 as a defensive fortress, to an impressive and comfortable residence by the Tudor and early Stuart period.  The simple stone structure was added to with timber extensions by the Orrell family transforming it to a lavish house.

In doing so, however it would appear that they overspent and were forced to sell.  The tower was purchased by Humphrey Chetham in 1628.  The Orrell's continued to live on at the tower renting the tower from him.  During the civil (1642-1650), the Orell's were Cavaliers where the Chethams supported the Roundhead. This must have made for interesting times at the tower when Chetham garrisoned his troops within the Turton estate.

  • Location North England
  • Date range Spring and Summer

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Hotel near Wigan

Macdonald Kilhey Court 4 Stars

Set in extensive grounds and enjoying stunning views, the 4 star Macdonald Kilhey Court is a romantic Victorian-style country house, complete with open log fire. Conveniently close to Liverpool and Manchester, it enjoys an idyllic rural setting and has a welcoming ambience. The Laureate Restaurant serves award winning food and drink and our Vital Health & Wellbeing Club and tranquil spa is a great place to relax. Our convenient location and purpose built conference facilities are ideal for your next meeting or event.

  • Easy to access from the M6 and M61 motorways
  • 10 minutes from Wigan North Western train station with connections to London
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Self-contained events centre for up to 300 delegates
  • Main events room ideal for weddings with picturesque views
  • Free, secure, onsite parking for all delegates
  • Vital Health & Wellbeing Club and Spa

from £55.00 per room per stay

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Entrance Sign to Tickled Trout

Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel 4 Stars

Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel has recently under gone a £0.5 million refurbishment, which included the addition of our new Scottish Steakhouse and Riverside Bar and Lounge which both offer a selection of meals prepared with the finest, freshest ingredients. Macdonald Tickled Tout Hotel also benefits from its location, close to Preston town centre and the M6, with a lovely riverside setting. Retaining many traditional features, Macdonald Tickled Trout is a popular meetings venue, with well-equipped conference suites and extensive onsite parking. There is also a riverside terrace, where guests can enjoy delicious food and drink and elegant en suite accommodation.

  • Recently refurbished
  • Riverside setting
  • 2 minutes from M6
  • Traditional comfort
  • Modern en suite accommodation
  • Great views from riverside terrace
  • Explore nearby Lake District, Blackpool, Poulton-le-Fylde & the Yorkshire Dales
  • Excellent conference & meeting venue
  • Complimentary Wifi

from £53.00 per room per stay

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