New Tours launched at Hoghton Tower

28 July 2016

At Hoghton Tower we have developed 2 new exciting tours to add to our already highly rated house tour. From 7th August, every Sunday, visitors will be able to take a new Dolls House & Dungeons tour, specifically focusing on these two areas.

The standard house tour visits these areas on the route around the house and visitors get around 5-10 minutes in each area. However on the new Dolls House & Dungeon tour, visitors will get approx 20 minutes in the Dolls Houses and the same in the underground passages. This will give a much more in depth experience of these two part of the house and allow time for visitors to really appreciate them.

The dolls’ house collection has been gathered and lovingly restored over the years from a variety of sources. It comprises 35 original works from the 19th and 20th Century and provides an incredible insight, in miniature, into the lives of ancestors both rich and poor.
James Dean, General Manager, said "Its great to be able to open these areas up more for our visitors to enjoy. We get a lot of Dolls House enthusiasts wanting to spend more time in there to really look at the details in some of the houses. Now they can, and I hope that it will be really popular with our younger audience too!"

Dolls House & Dungeon tours will last for approx 40 minutes and be running at 2pm every Sunday through August.

As well as the new Dolls House & Dungeons Tour, there is also a new Garden History Tour running on selected dates through August. This has been put together by Lady De Hoghton and gives visitors the opportunity to learn about how the Gardens at the Tower have changed over the generations, but also how gardening in general has changed as well!

General Manager, James Dean, said “Its great to be able to talk to people about the gardens and how they have changed over the years. The difference is fascinating, in what the gardens were used for and how they were laid out through the generations. People have always been able to walk around the gardens at the Tower, but now they are able to learn about them and why they are like they are.”

As 2016 is the year of the Garden, why not come down and learn about their history! The Garden Tours will be on 14th and 25th August at 1pm and 3pm

Price for both new tours: £5 per person, under 5's free

If you wish to book a place on one of these tours, please call the office on 01254 852986 or email [email protected]

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