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War of the Roses

Type:Show / Display

Hoghton Tower, Hoghton Tower, Chorley, Lancashire, PR5 0SH

Tel: 01254 852 986

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War of the Roses

Sir John Savile’s Household are back at Hoghton Tower for two days of encampment, living history, demonstrations, drills and more.

Great fun for all the family. The attendance of little knights in armour is encouraged.  

10:30 – The Encampment opens – living history displays around the campsite will be taking place throughout the day.
11:00 – first combat demonstration – archery and guns, followed by “Have a go Archery”
12:00 –  Lunch break, encampment remains open to view.
13:00 – Mummers style play
14:00 – second combat demonstration – bills and knights, leading on to kids bill drill.
15:00 – gunnery demonstration

Site entry ticket includes gardens.
Tearoom open 11:00 – 16:00 (last entry 15:30)
Gardens open 10:30 – 16:00 (last entry 15:30)
Family Friendly House Tours available £7.50pp, pre book online with your site admission.
Afternoon tea bookings available, pre book online with your site admission
If you are booking a house tour or an afternoon tea, please add your site admission to the basket first. 


Important Information:
Dogs are not permitted anywhere on site on the 28 & 29 May 2022, this is due to loud noises omitted by the guns and other activity and for the welfare of the animal and the safety of those on site.

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Adults£5.00 per ticket
Children£3.00 per person per day
Under 5sFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


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Hoghton Tower, HoghtonAn historic house with magnificent state apartments, banqueting hall, ballroom, grounds and dolls' houses on display. Hoghton Tower has been a part of Lancashire’s landscape since 1565.

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