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In northern England and Scotland in the Middle Ages, a small, emergency defense structure, generally a low, fortified tower, usable as a dwelling place.
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The medieval tower at Brimstage, near Clatterbridge Hospital, is the most southerly peel tower that remains, built to protect the local gentry from the marauding Scots and Lowland rivers.
Peel Tower Take the X41 Red Express bus towards Accrington from Manchester city centre and you'll soon find yourself in the charming Ramsbottom.
It was re-built in 1305, after the previous building had been destroyed in a fire, as a three-storey fortalis, which is slightly larger than a peel tower.
In his 15th century Peel Tower home in the Scottish Borders, which has 70 steep and spiralling stone steps linking between the kitchen and the top bedroom, Lord David can get his daily workout just going down for breakfast!