- Tourist Attractions
Ages: all ages
Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor
Preston Tower is a great example of medieval masonry, with the walls containing stone blocks that are 7foot (Over 2m) thick!
The ground floor contains a guardroom and prison to investigate and the first floor has a living room and bedroom, both of which are decorated as they may have been during 1400.
The second floor houses the mechanism of the large clock in the centre of the tower, with faces on both sides. The bell for this clock, housed in one of the turrets, weighs about 1100lbs (about 500kg)!
You can also see the Flodden room on this level, which has a description of the battle by that name, plus interesting extracts from Border history.
The tower is surrounded by peaceful gardens, with three short walks around the grounds and nearby woodland. There are plenty of interesting plants to see, a spring on the Woodland walk, and if you are lucky, you may even see red squirrels!
Image copyright Matt Buck via Flickr / Image cropped vertically from original.
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Chathill, Northumberland, NE67 5DH, England
Click here to visit Preston Tower's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Daily 10.00pm - 6.00pm or dusk, whichever is earlier.
Adult: £2.00 Child: 50p Concessions and groups: £1.50