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An interesting structure which is currently under restoration. On the edge of the formal gardens... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
A popular stop off point on the way up Rivington Pike.

The Dovecote Tower, or Pigeon Tower as it is more commonly known, is a popular place to stop and... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful area to take a walk, hike or mountain bike up to Rivington Pike or out onto the moors. The Tower itself is average only in that is is closed off, surrounded by chain fencing and warning signs, along with a large...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank redneckangler
Reviewed 11 October 2018

An interesting structure which is currently under restoration. On the edge of the formal gardens area and with extensive views over the moors and wider area. Rough underfoot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The Dovecote Tower, or Pigeon Tower as it is more commonly known, is a popular place to stop and have a rest, or take photos, as you make your way up to the top of Rivington Pike.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lossboy
Reviewed 30 June 2018

July 2018 lots of restoration work going on but a great photo opportunity on your way up to Rivington Pike for stunning views

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lesleynumber1
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This feature was passed on a circular walk from Rivington Hall Barn, No Height barriers, which included a trip up to the tower at Rivington Pike on good paths that were steep towards the end. the walk takes you through the lost gardens which are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank paulsheridan2018
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Great place for a walking day out, different ways to reach the Pigeon tower, once you are up there you can see for miles around on a clear day, great for a rest before you go up to Rivington Pike (Castle). You can it a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank l s
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Having gone to school nearby this is a building that is very familiar to me. It is an extremely interesting structure and we use it as a destination when we go walking. The area around it is beautiful and there are many things to see....More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank OfftheirP
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

It's hard not to notice the tower when passing through Rivington. The tower was built in 1910 by Lord Leverhulme and still stands tall today.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Diane N
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Loved walking up here the views were beautiful. There are so many paths to take and this is one of the great ones.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank NicDew1
Reviewed 24 September 2017

When I first saw this tower it reminded me of the tower of terror at Disney, Florida - albeit smaller. It is unique in that I've never seen anything quite like it before. It's part of the history of this estate and is in relatively...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Steve T
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