Hoghton Tower

Fortified manor house high on a hill in the heart of Lancashire.

Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0SH

Hoghton Tower in Lancashire
Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Shop
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Steeped in history and commanding breathtaking views across Lancashire, Hoghton Tower offers something for everyone at all times of year.

Plan your fairytale wedding, take a tour round the house, wander through the gardens, sample local produce at the Farmers’ Market, or just call in for coffee and cake to soak up some history!

Hoghton Tower, a Grade I listed building, is the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family. The de Hoghtons are descended directly from Harvey de Walter, one of the companions of William the Conqueror, and through the female line from Lady Godiva of Coventry, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia.

Re-created in 1565 by Thomas Hoghton, this ancient, fortified, hilltop manor house occupies a commanding position, 650ft above sea level.

Opening Times


Wednesdays – Sundays, April – September; 11am – 4pm (last entry 3:30pm).

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free and may book free time slots on the house’s website.

House and grounds

Adults: £11 (£10 without Gift Aid)
Concessions:  £9 (£8.10 without Gift Aid)
Gardens only:  £2.20 (£2 without Gift Aid)
Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children): £33 (£30 without Gift Aid)

Group Visits

We welcome groups of 20 or more to the Tower all year round. Advance booking is essential.

For a private tour, it is £8 per person.

Call Kasia on 01254 852986.

Educational Visits

At Hoghton Tower we love to bring history to life and strongly believe in combining learning with a large dose of fun!

Hoghton Tower is perfect for an inspirational, educational visit. Our experienced guidescan give educational tours to children and students of all ages to suit the school curriculum.

We don’t do boring bits! Our tours are interesting and informative – a learning experience with role-play (the Knighting of the Loin of Beef), mounting excitement as they walk through the underground passages to the dungeons, and surprises as they spot the hairy mouse and discover the miniature dolls’ houses.

Find out more and enquire on our website.

  • Access statement available
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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Hoghton Tower history event at the castle

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