First look inside Rivington's newly reopened Pigeon Tower

Rivington's Pigeon Tower has officially reopened to the public.

Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 10:44 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 12:03 pm
Crowds assemble for a first look inside the newly renovated landmark

The iconic Lancashire landmark overlooking Chorley opened on Saturday after more than 30 years of having the locks firmly closed to the public.

Volunteer Wendy Meakin makes a fire at the top of Pigeon Tower
Pigeon Tower is opening as a 'glamping' venue. Pictured is Andrew Suter, Heritage Projects Manager at Rivington Terraced Gardens
Debbie Moore with daughter Cerys, right, with Pigeon Tower behind them
Volunteer Julie Bramhall holds a photograph of the old ballroom in the location it used to be
Front row, Volunteer Wendy Meakin, left, and Andrew Suter heritage projects manager, right, with visitors at the top of Pigeon Tower
Sandra Farrelly and Diane Shaw in front of the newly restored Italian Lake at Rivington Terraced Gardens
Crowds gather below Pigeon Tower
Neptune's Pond has also been renovated as part of work at Rivington Terraced Gardens
From left - Tina Carroll, Ruby Jessiman with dog Bruce and Julie Jessiman
National Lottery funding has been used to revamp the Italian Lake
The Gardens' first ever Festival of Light was held on Friday and Saturday night to mark the work at the Italian Lake