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Hoghton Tower

Type:Historic House

Hoghton, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0SH

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Tel: 01254 852 986

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Hoghton Tower

Set in magnificent grounds, situated 650ft above sea level and approached by a steep, straight 0.75 mile long drive is Hoghton Tower, a 16th-century Elizabethan fortified manor-house. The ancestral home of the de Hoghton family, Hoghton Tower has been a part of Lancashire’s landscape since 1565. Join a guided tour of the panelled state rooms to hear about the history of the house, the family and the distinguished guests who have enjoyed the Tower over the centuries.

Stroll through the beautiful walled gardens and take in the views. Kids will love the underground passages, the ramparts and dungeons.  Browse in the gift shop and finish your day out in the tea room. Private tours and School tours available throughout the year with prior appointment. On the third Sunday of each month, come to our Farmers Market – ‘The Merchant of Hoghton’- a celebration of regional produce.  Special tours now on offer for the Dolls' Houses Collection and Historic Graffiti tours pre-bookable online on selected dates.  Please visit www.hoghtontower.co.uk to book.

Hoghton Tower offers exclusivity for wedding receptions, private functions and conferences in the great Banqueting Hall. The Irishman’s Tower provides luxury accommodation for two in these historic surroundings. All income raised benefits the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust – preserving heritage for all.


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£11.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket without Gift Aid£10.00 per ticket
Concession Ticket£9.00 per ticket
Concession Ticket without Gift Aid£8.10 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)£33.00 per ticket
Family Ticket without Gift Aid£30.00 per ticket
Gardens only£2.20 per ticket
Gardens Only without Gift Aid£2.00 per ticket
Under 5sFree

Admission £11.00 per adult for the guided tour of the house and access to gardens.
Access to the courtyards, gift shop and tearooms is free of charge
Concessions for OAPs, students and children. All include gift aid.

Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2020 - 7 Oct 2020)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 15:00

* House tours every hour, 11am-3pm. Tea room open 10am-4pm.


Saturday, 18th April 2020 - Saturday, 18th April 2020

Spring Plant Hunters' Fair at Hoghton TowerPlant Hunters' Fair at the wonderful Hoghton Tower with entry to the plant fair and garden at just £1 - in aid of Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust. It's a great time to get out in the garden and get planning and planting for the year ahead and where better to get inspiration than at a Plant Hunters…
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Sunday, 19th April 2020 - Sunday, 19th April 2020

Sunday, 17th May 2020 - Sunday, 17th May 2020

Sunday, 21st June 2020 - Sunday, 21st June 2020

Sunday, 19th July 2020 - Sunday, 19th July 2020

Sunday, 16th August 2020 - Sunday, 16th August 2020

Sunday, 20th September 2020 - Sunday, 20th September 2020

Sunday, 18th October 2020 - Sunday, 18th October 2020

Sunday, 15th November 2020 - Sunday, 15th November 2020

Sunday, 20th December 2020 - Sunday, 20th December 2020

Farmers Market at Hoghton TowerOne of the original markets in Lancashire. A celebration of fresh ingredients grown or reared locally. Farmers and growers are joined by bakers, confectioners and craftsmen and women to make it a great day out. It is a mecca for locals in the know so come and see what it is all about!
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Sunday, 26th July 2020 - Sunday, 26th July 2020

Motorcycle Sprint at Hoghton TowerOne of the longest standing Motorcycle Sprint Events in Lancashire! Watch the bikes of all classes take on the challenge of the Hoghton Tower drive against the clock. There will be food and more in and around the track so bring along the whole family for a day out.
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

Situated midway between Preston and Blackburn on the A675 - the Old Road. Using the motorway it can be reached via M65 jct 3 (5 mins), M6 jcts 28 & 29 and M61 jct 8.

Public Transport Directions

Preston Railway Station (25mins) has frequent main line services linking London and Scotland. Bus number 152 stops at the end of the driveway and travels between Preston and Blackburn (please ring for details).



  • Concessionary Admission Charges
  • Conference & Meeting Facilities
  • Energy Saving Measures - Lighting
  • Event Venue
  • Family Fun
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Local
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Min group size
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open All Year
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Protect & Encourage Local Flora & Fauna
  • Recycling Policy - Glass
  • Recycling Policy - Plastics
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Use and Promote Local Produce


  • Facility for service dogs

Establishment Features

  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access/Toilets
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - Other

Languages spoken

  • Polish spoken
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - French
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - Italian

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special Group Rates
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • In countryside

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Packed lunches available

Venue Facilities

  • Theatre



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