Since its re-creation in 1565 by Thomas Hoghton this ancient, fortified, hilltop manor house has retained its Tudor-Elizabethan character and construction in its entirety. 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. It occupies a commanding position, 650ft above sea level mid-way between Preston and Blackburn. Hoghton Tower is the only true baronial residence in Lancashire and is the home of the 14th Baronet, Sir Bernard de Hoghton.
On a guided tour of one of the finest Renaissance buildings in England you will see the State Rooms, Banqueting Hall, Minstrels’ Gallery and the Dolls' House Collection. Venture along underground passages and peer into the dungeons and Tudor Well House of reputedly the third most haunted house in Britain. Stroll around the gardens, along the ramparts and visit the tearoom and giftshop.
Please note that access for visitors with disabilities and wheelchair users is restricted.
Car tours to other attractions.
Hoghton Tower to Samlesbury Hall