A wonderful monument in the heart of Lancashire

Darwen Tower, also known as Jubilee Tower, of Darwen Hill in Darwen, was built to commemorate both the diamond jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria and the rights of freedom of access to the moors above Darwen.

The tower and surrounding moors are free to access and offer fantastic walks and views of the beautiful Lancashire countryside.

Historical image of Darwen Tower


From its planning and final construction in 1898 through to its recent restoration, Darwen Tower has been through it! Read the full story of this iconic local monument.

Darwen Tower History
Motorway route leading to nearby Darwen Tower

Visiting the tower

Situated on the moors above the town of Darwen, on the A666 and Manchester to Clitheroe railway. No matter where you're coming from, the tower and its surrounding towns, villages and countryside is well worth a visit.

Visit‌ing the tower
Path leading to Darwen Tower


There are lots of walks through the beautiful Lancashire countryside that could lead to a visit to Darwen Tower, for those who just fancy a visit, casual walkers, or seasoned hikers.

Discover Darwen Tower walks
Closeup of Darwen Tower stonework


In recent years there's been an effort to ensure that the tower can be enjoyed by visitors to Darwen moors for years to come. Find out what's being done and how you can help.

Find out more


You'll find a selection of beautiful Darwen Tower images in our gallery. If you have images or video that you would like to share, please let us know and we'd be happy to put in the gallery.

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