To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

More opportunities to visit Hoghton Tower

Wednesday, 30th April 2014

This year, for the first time in its very long history, Hoghton Tower will be opening its doors to the public for an extended season from May to October.

In previous years house opening has been restricted to just three months of the year: July, August and September. However, due to feedback from visitors and an ever-increasing interest in the Tower, the Trustees have taken the unprecedented decision to open for a further three months.

On a trip to the Tower, visitors can look forward to a guided tour with one of our expert volunteers who will share fascinating insights into the unique history of the house and the lives of those who have lived there. A calendar of additional regular attractions is also being planned for house open days, including Tudor-themed cookery and music features for the grown-ups and our ever-popular historical adventures and art workshops for children. The Vaio Tea Room, recently refurbished and now under the expert guidance of Lead Chef Simon Gouldsbrough, will also be open for hot meals, light snacks, refreshments and, of course, afternoon tea. The walled gardens, each with their own distinctive style, are a perfect place to while away the hours with a book or an easel or just listening to the wonderful array of birdsong.

Says Scott Morley, Director of the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust: ‘We’re delighted to be opening our doors to the public earlier this year. We hope it will give many more people the opportunity to come and experience our magnificent house and grounds as well as attending the full calendar of special events that we have planned for the summer months. There really is something for everyone this year at Hoghton Tower!’

The open season at Hoghton Tower begins this coming Sunday, 4th May and continues until Thursday 30th October. During this period, the house, grounds and tea room will be open every Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 5pm, with the last tour beginning at 4pm.  Admission charges for house tours: adults £8, children and concessions £6. Further details are available at  or by contacting the Hoghton Tower office – 01254 852986 or . Further details of special events at the Tower can be found at

Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Lisa Brice at Hoghton Tower – or phone 01254 852986

Hoghton Tower, a Grade I listed building, is the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family. Re-created in 1565 by Thomas Hoghton, this ancient, fortified, hilltop manor house is the only true baronial hall in Lancashire. With the creation of the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust in 1978, the Tower today has become a destination for culture, education and entertainment. Walled gardens and imposing state rooms provide an impressive backdrop for family days out, a weekend stay, weddings and celebrations, corporate away days and cultural and educational events. From the past to the present, the house has many tales to tell, from the visit of King James I in 1617 to a troupe of Shakespearian actors arriving by bicycle to entertain the crowds in 2014. 

The house is open for special events and private group tours throughout the year, and from May to October for guided tours Monday to Thursday and Sundays. All admission and venue hire charges support the work of the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust – keeping heritage alive for future generations. Registered Charity Number 508357.

RSS feeds


March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

December 2008

June 2008

May 2008

Contact Us

For more information, practical advice and support, call Marketing Lancashire on:

01772 426450.