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Avoid The Early Morning Mist

we made the mistake of an early morning visit and the the mist was down preventing panoramic views... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
VonoRono
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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We live within 5 miles of the tower and make regular visits throughout the year. There is several... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
PatG66
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 November 2014

A good ramble over the Holcombe moors and a bracing climb to the top is well worth the views around Holcombe, Helmshore, Ramsbottom, Bury surrounded by beautiful Lancashire countryside. You can also see all the way to Manchester - not sure that's a good thing...More

5  Thank RedRoseRambles
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

My friend and I have seen this monument in the distance for several years. Finally we were able to take a closer look during the week. Parked in the little car park just out of the village and there is a path just across the...More

3  Thank CaroleR9
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

we made the mistake of an early morning visit and the the mist was down preventing panoramic views of the area, however we did enjoy the walk up to the tower. The tower was not open on our visit, no cafe, no shop, no car...More

Thank VonoRono
Reviewed 21 September 2018

It is a steep walk up to the tower, not for the mobility impaired or faint hearted. Nothing to do at the top but the views are fabulous on a clear day.

Thank Jancrow4
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We live within 5 miles of the tower and make regular visits throughout the year. There is several routes to the tower our favourite is through Redisher woods which takes you around the edge of the hill. Peel tower (monument) is visible for miles around...More

Thank PatG66
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great walk for the kids and dogs. Even on a sunny day, can be a bit nippy and windy at the tower. Nice village for a meander at the base.

Thank JanH1971
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Always check that the tower is open before walking to the top if that’s why you are going up. The peel tower is great if it’s open but even if is not the walk and the views are worth the walk anyway. You can take...More

Thank vanessaannes
Reviewed 12 August 2018

My son and I climbed the hill and got to the tower, it was closed! maybe should have looked it up on the internet before we went, but apart from that it desperately needs a good sand blast to clean it up! Bit of a...More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Peel Tower is such a dominant landmark that if you're anywhere near Ramsbottom you really can't miss it. It's a very fine monument to Sir Robert Peel and opened in 1852 apparently built with a £1,000 public subscription. Having established that at today's prices it's...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 25 June 2018

If you like a short walk up a steep hill then go to Peel Tower on Holcomb Hill near Ramsbottom ,Lancashire.The views over Ramsbottom and beyond are worth the walk but take a jacket as it is often very windy. Go on Good Friday,when every...More

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk up to peel tower and so peaceful when you finally get there . A lovely evening stroll in the sun with great views

Thank gillian314
Reviewed 5 May 2018

My friend and I have seen this monument in the distance for several years. Finally we were able to take a closer look during the week. Parked in the little car park just out of the village and there is a path just across the...More

3  Thank CaroleR9
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Response from Adele M | Reviewed this property |
As for someone like me who just enjoys a walk in the daytime then the answers no. On the other hand depending on your climbing experience if your skilled wit your protected gear and head torch and phone accompanied with... More
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