Past

West Tower was built circa 1875, by Edgar Musgrove, who purchased the land two years prior. Musgrove was a wealthy cotton broker, part of Liverpool’s thriving trade industry. For 150 years, the majority of Britain’s cotton came through Liverpool; arriving at the docks, where it was sent on to Lancashire’s textile mills, before returning back to Liverpool to be shipped across the globe.

During this period, the majority of wealthy merchants and cotton brokers lived in very fine houses in Liverpool and the surrounding countryside. Due to its secluded countryside location, it is likely that West Tower acted as a real sanctuary for Musgrove, away from his busy life in the city, as it does for our guests today.

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Top landing & oak banister at West Tower
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Present

Many years later, West Tower was transformed from a grand family home to a boutique hotel and restaurant. It remained this way for around 15 years until 2008, when the property was bought by its current owner, Paul Bolton. Since acquiring West Tower, Paul has a made numerous changes to the site and made the decision to close the restaurant in 2010 to focus solely on weddings and private functions. 

Paul, along with his wife Laura – who is responsible for the interior design of all the rooms, are continually working to improve the customer experience at West Tower which including appointing Stephanie Beqo as General Manager in 2015; since which time West Tower has been transformed into the award winning exclusive wedding venue it is today. 

Constantly striving to improve our offering at West Tower, the most recent developments have included The Stables bedrooms, completed in October 2019. As well as an additional 9 guest bedrooms, The Stables also house our stunning Cristal Suite bridal dressing room and 3 additional bedrooms available for pre night stays.  

West Tower have recently acquired a further 2 acres of land adjacent to The Stables, offering our guests even more stunning photograph locations, as well as our additional dressing room ‘The Lodge’ new to West Tower in May 2023.