It is one of Bolton's most recognised and intriguing landmarks and has become iconic for its picturesque views and history.

This Saturday, people can step foot inside the Pigeon Tower a landmark in the scenic Rivington Terraced Gardens.

The tower will be open to the public between 10am and 2pm, where visitors can learn all about how Lord Leverhulme created the historic gardens and how Lady Leverhulme, who would retreat into the French-gothic towering structure to read and sew. 

This upper room is believed to have been fitted with sewing equipment and musical instruments for Elizabeth Ellen’s entertainment.

The Bolton News:

The Pigeon Tower was shut for decades until it was able to reopen thanks to a multi-million investment to restore the gardens, which over the years had become overgrown and neglected.

The famous tower was originally called the Lookout Tower, then the Dovecote Tower, and the Pigeon Tower as it is now known was built between 1905 and 1909.

Entry is by way of a donation with every penny going towards the ongoing upkeep and restoration.                                                               

This Saturday is also their monthly volunteer day.

No skills are needed, and roles are available for every ability, people are just asked to turn up at the Lower House car Park at 09.45am.

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