One of Bolton’s most recognised and intriguing landmarks is set to be open this weekend.

This bank holiday weekend, on Saturday, May 4, visitors for a small donation, can enter the Pigeon Tower, the looming structure in Rivington Terraced Gardens.

All donations will go towards the continued upkeep of the gardens.

The tower will be open from 10am to 3pm, where visitors will learn all about the story of how Lord Leverhulme created the historic gardens and how Lady Leverhulme, who would retreat into the French-gothic  towering structure to read and sew.

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

The Pigeon Tower, which has been shut for decades, and 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.

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