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Alloa Tower

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Address: Alloa Park, Alloa FK10 1PP, Scotland
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Fantastic!

We popped in as we were passing with our kids, 9 and 6. The staff couldn't have been better! They told their story well and made sure to use words that our young kids would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Meekke
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We popped in as we were passing with our kids, 9 and 6. The staff couldn't have been better! They told their story well and made sure to use words that our young kids would understand. They included them in everything and even posed for photos after the tour. Well done to the staff.

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Thank Meekke
Clackmannanshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Went last Easter, had never been before. Think I enjoyed it more than kids did. Was interesting, friendly staff, was able to go up on the roof also. There are stairs so may not suit all visitors.

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Thank meandfamily2016
Alison F, Manager at Alloa Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again this Easter as we once again will have fun filled family activities. Regards Alison More 

Kristiansand, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

An small interresting historic tower in the centre of Alloa. I went there with my kids, unfortunately it is not allowed to take pictures inside the tower but took several of the stunning views, we could even see Stirling castle in the distance. We got good information about the history of the tow by an nice woman who worked there,... More 

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Alison F, Manager at Alloa Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your visit to this stunning tower. Regards Alison More 

Oban, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I read that the tower was open on Doors Open Day so went along to have a look inside. Before going inside the tower the area outside had a demonstration of medieval cooking. On entering I was greeted by guides dressed in fantastic costumes which really provided a great start to the visit. Inside the rooms are furnished with tapestries... More 

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Alison F, Manager at Alloa Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for a terrific review and glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Alison More 

Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Alloa Tower looks most impressive from the outside. The majestic tower literally grows out of the ground and has been wonderfully well restored. It promises so much. However, ... Inside, however, on the day of our visit, there was not a great deal to see. Indeed, I don't think there is anything of great interest to be seen on any... More 

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Alison F, Manager at Alloa Tower, responded to this review

We are dissapointed to read this review as we pride ourselfs in having a very good rating in good visitor services from our staff and volunteers and an award of Excellence from trip advisor. Yes, we do have two portraits by Henry Raeburn and one by Van Dyck so puzzled that you missed them. The tower is fully furnished with... More 

Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

According to the NTS, this is Scotland's oldest and largest keep. It is also the ancestral seat of the Erskine clan. My mother's maiden name was Erskine, so I was interested to visit the tower while I was in Scotland. While I'm not sure how closely related I am to the people who lived here, it was a very interesting... More 

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Alison F, Manager at Alloa Tower, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a terrific review and so glad you enjoyed your visit. Regards Alison More 

Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

My family visited Alloa Tower to explore some of my husband's ancestoral history (he's an Erskine). The volunteers were very kind and helpful. They gave us some books about castles for my son to look at, which allowed us some time to enjoy the tower while he was occupied. The tower itself was interesting and the grounds were quite nice.

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Thank PortCityAnna
Alison F, Manager at Alloa Tower, responded to this review

Thanks for a lovely review and glad you enjoyed your visit and will pass on your lovely comments to the rest of the team. Regards Alison More 

Bentonville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Beautifully preserved. Very informative. Lots of historical perspective. Staff was great. Explained clearly what life was like in those times. Well worth the visit.

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A F, Manager at Alloa Tower, responded to this review

Many Thanks for a terrific review and for the 5 stars. hope to see you again in the near future. Best Wishes Alison More 

Kilsyth, Stirlingshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I visited on a fairly miserable July day but the enthusiasm of the volunteers was heart warming. There is a great short video to start off your visit - don't miss it - then you start your long, slow climb up through the property. I am nearer seventy than seventeen but still managed to climb to the roof space. The... More 

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Thank Rosiemee
A F, Manager at Alloa Tower, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a lovely review and for the 4 stars! The views from the top are superb and worth climbing the stairs for. I will pass on your lovely comments to the staff and volunteers. Regards Alison More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Rustic tower house with impressive stair case most of the house was lost to fire and so only a small part of the original tower exists now. Wasn't to fussed on the interior but it worth a visit to appreciate its architecture and history.

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A F, Manager at Alloa Tower, responded to this review

Many Thanks for your review. We certainly agree that that the architecture of the tower is very interesting which mixes Medieval with 18th Century interiors. This is extremely rare in a Scottish tower house. The interior holds a beautiful collection of Family portraits, furnishings and Silver, which most belong to the Erskine Family and lends to the beautiful surroundings of... More 

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