Turton Tower is a unique historic house, set in extensive gardens and woodlands, that has been evolving over the last 600 years.
From a medieval stone tower house built in the 1400s, the alterations and adaptations to the building and the interior have suited the needs and tastes of those who have lived here over the centuries.
Today, it still captures the spirit of an age long ago.
Travelling by Car:
Postcode is BL7 0HG ~ Car parking is available free of charge
Travelling by Bus:
Please visit www.traveline-northwest.co.uk
Travelling by Train:
Bromley Cross train station is 25 minutes walk away
Wednesday to Sunday, including bank holidays, 11.00am to 4.00pm. (during open season March to October)
It is recommended that you enter the house at least half an hour before closing time.
The Woodland Café is Open 7 days a week all year round, 10.30am to 4.00pm.
Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children under 16 years (accompanied) FREE
Due to the nature and age of the building disabled access is limited. Wheelchair users are limited to the ground floor only. If you contact the Tower before your visit we can ensure smooth entry to the house. Disabled access toilets are available outside in the grounds.
Dogs are welcome to enjoy the gardens and grounds but please be mindful of other visitors and keep overly boisterous dogs on a lead. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted to enter the house unless they are service dogs but well behaved dogs are welcome to come with you into the gift shop.
The Woodland Cafe is located inside the original kitchen at Turton Tower, overlooking the Victorian tennis court area and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and woodland. Relax at one of our many picnic tables situated throughout the grounds.
You can now enjoy hot and cold drinks, a fabulous selection of sandwiches, hot pies and and pasties and homemade cakes.
The Woodland Cafe is open all year round, 7 days a week – 10.30am to 4pm during the Winter months and open until later during the Summer months.
(Please contact the cafe direct on 07366077234 to check serving arrangements ie outdoor take away only or indoor service)
Turton Tower Gift Shop is located in what was once the servants quarters of the house but is now used to accommodate the reception desk and gift shop.
The gift shop is home to many local crafters and artisans who supply the shop with their hand made crafts and products; quality gifts for the home, family, friends or even treats for yourself!
Lots of children’s pocket money priced gifts are also available.
The gift shop is open every Wednesday – Sunday 11am -4pm and every Bank Holiday.
The gift shop is open to all without the need to visit the house. Well behaved dogs are also welcome to come inside.
The Adventure Playground
Let the children discover the elements by playing outdoors in the woodland-inspired play area, free of charge.
With climbing frames and high nets, our adventure playground gives children the chance to go wild in the woodland.
The Kitchen Garden
Set in the tranquil gardens of Turton Tower, the Kitchen Garden is open throughout the year to visitors, walkers and the local community. It is set with four large beds and borders which have been subdivided for vegetables, herbaceous perennials, summer annuals, soft fruit and a variety of fruit trees. Spring bulbs give a fine and increasing display from late February to early April.
Good paths give access to the entire garden and these were resurfaced by the volunteer gardeners to make them accessible whether on foot, in a wheelchair or with a pushchair.
The garden was established in Victorian times but fell into disuse and became badly overgrown in the 20th century, though it was worked for a few years during and shortly after WW2. The project to restore it began over 12 years ago by a committed enthusiastic group of volunteers. The garden was completely covered with brambles, ferns, old bushes and trees – unrecognisable as a garden. It took the volunteers two years to clear it; a lot of sweat and tears included! The Kitchen Garden is now an attractive, functioning garden which continues to develop to retain and increase both interest and structure.
The Kitchen Garden is situated close to the top car park, a little further along the path past the entrance of the arched gate to the Tower.
Interested in volunteering with us in the Kitchen Garden? Go to our
Get Involved page