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Address: Rushton, England
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I had seen this in the English Heritage book ages ago. Its was a bit far really to travel to, just to see this. But as we were planning on going to see Kirby Hall, we stopped... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ian S
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Doncaster
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Doncaster
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had seen this in the English Heritage book ages ago. Its was a bit far really to travel to, just to see this. But as we were planning on going to see Kirby Hall, we stopped here on the way. Nice friendly chap on the gate. Then we had a wander round the little rooms of the mostly triangular... More 

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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is really worth making a detour to. You'll not see anything like it outside of this period or this part of England!

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Thank Chris G
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

English Herritage property, so free admission if you are a member (I am not). Moderate fee for non-members. This is a small but curious and well kept folly of the 16th century. Probably worth buying the guide book if you want all the detail. I looked on Wikipedia on my phone! This is a brief distraction rather than a major... More 

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London
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203 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small but unique building. The design is based around the holy trinity and the building has three sides and three floors etc. The manager of the site told us about the history of the building which added to our enjoyment. We combined this with a trip to Kirby Hall which is about eight miles away. Both are... More 

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Thank Little Jenny
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Triangular Lodge while in the neighbourhood of Rushton. Firstly I recommend you buy the low cost guidebook which details the meaning of the architecture and the history of the place. The provides informative facts about the meaning behind all the symbols and signs, and the history of the lodge and the area. Start the self guided tour using... More 

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Thank Iris Y
Northampton
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137 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Sunday 2nd April. There is a small amount of parking in the layby opposite the site. This 3-sided folly designed by Sir Thomas Tresham, was built with alternating bands of light & dark limestone with lots of carvings and and religious symbols relating to his catholic faith. It has 3 floors to explore including a basement which... More 

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Thank NorthamptonRicho
Newquay, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unable to get in, I did manage some pictures over the wall and from the outside, you can see that everything is ordered by the number three from the trefoils in the windows to the number of rooms on each face, three floors etc. etc. Built at a time when it was dangerous to be Roman Catholic in England, the... More 

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Thank Vinylman101
Rushton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This unique building is in pretty rural setting but easy to reach by car or foot . Most of the interesting features are the carvings , figures and patterns of stonework on the outside walls . Everything is built in threes or multipuls of three or triangles all having religious or political meanings . It is best viewed on a... More 

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Thank Peter P
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Just look and think of the number three, clever but his message can be unravelled. The Triangular Lodge is a folly, designed and constructed between 1593 and 1597 by Sir Thomas Tresham. He was a Roman Catholic and was imprisoned for a total of fifteen years in the late 16th century for refusing to become a Protestant. On his release... More 

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Tyneside, England
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This small, three sided building is absolutely fascinating. We declined buying the small, £2.20 guide but, within minutes, it was clear that it was going to be worth having its 28 pages, with pictures, diagrams and explanations. Reading it out aloud (if no one else is there to be disturbed) really brings out the quirkiness of the building and its... More 

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