Hoghton Tower

This is a historic house open for tours and venue hire
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Hoghton Tower is one of Lancashire’s gems. A Tudor – Elizabethan manor and the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family, the Tower stands proudly on its hill overlooking the surrounding countryside. Join a guided tour of the panelled state rooms. Stroll through the beautiful walled gardens and take in the views. Kids will love the underground passages, the ramparts, dungeons and Dolls House collection. Browse the gift shop and finish your day out in the tea room. Each month, come to our Farmers Market. Private party venue and accommodation on site. All income benefits the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

11am-5pm most bank holidays and Sundays to Thursday between May and September. Private and school tours year round with prior booking. Venue hire and accommodation year round.

Admission charges

Gift Aid Admission charges apply for grounds admission and guided tours. Separate charges for events in grounds.
Private hire and accommodation bookable in advance.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Once Upon a Twisted Tale

  • 12 July 2015 10am-4pm

Contemporary dancers and live musicians from the Tangled Dance Company will present a promenade dance performance around the gardens at Hoghton Tower. Once Upon a Twisted Tale is an abstract take on fairy tales, as well known stories and characters entwine, fuse and untangle through a magical outdoor performance.
Performances start at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm and last 35 mins.
House will be open for tours.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Admission for the shows £6 for adults and £4 for children.
Admission for house tours is £6 for adults and £4 for children.


The Battle of Preston

  • 18 July 2015 10am-4pm
  • 19 July 2015 From 10am

The Battle of Preston was fought in 1715 and was the last battle on English soil. Hoghton Tower and the Harris Museum and Art Gallery are working in partnership to bring this momentous battle back to life. The Queen's Regiment and the Jacobites will take over the Tower and there will be displays of uniform and weapons. There will also be live firing displays.
On Saturday a group of Jacobites and Queen's Regiment soldiers will march to Preston and be stationed outside the Harris Museum.
On Sunday Hoghton Tower's monthly farmer's market will also be taking place.
The House will be open for tours.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Car parking £1.
£4 per person admission.
House tours are £8 for adults, £6 for children and concessions and free for under 5s.


Hamlet - Shakespeare with the Handlebards

  • 23 July 2015 From 6pm

The Handlebards are a four-piece, all male group who travel from performance to performance by bike. They carry all the props, costumes and camping equipment they need on their bikes. They will be performing Hamlet in the gardens at Hoghton Tower and it is sure to be a dramatic but fun filled performance.
Bring something to sit on and dress for the weather! You can bring a picnic and refreshments will be on sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Tickets are £14 for adults and £10 for children and concessions.

Jazz on the Lawn

  • 26 July 2015 12-4pm

Join us and the Red Rose band for some classic Jazz on the Lawn.

Bring a picnic and some rugs and enjoy a lazy afternoon in the Wilderness Garden.

Admission: £4 per person, under 5s free

This is a fundraising event for the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£4 per person, under 5s free.
Admission on the day.

A Lecture on Shakespeare at Hoghton Tower with Helen Morwood

  • 26 July 2015 2-4pm

We are very happy to announce that Helen Moorwood will be holding a lecture on the Shakespeare connection with Hoghton Tower. This will be the first of a number of talks and seminars as part of our 450th anniversary.

This is a hotly debated topic and Helen Moorwood will share her compelling evidence and research. Was the young William Shakespeare/Shakeshafte here for two years? Did his experience at the Tower provide him with many of the accomplishments and contacts that were the stepping-stones to his later career?

Tickets £10.

Tickets can be booked in advance by calling 01254 85 2986. Booking is highly recommended for this event.

This is a fundraising event for the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust.


£10 per person. Tickets can be booked in advance by calling 01254 85 2986. Booking is highly recommended for this event.

Hoghton Tower






01254 85 2986

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