Photo: Mark Tighe

Step back to Elizabethan Britain with Hoghton Tower, the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family and the only true baronial residence in Lancashire.

The tower majestically crowns a hilltop 650ft above sea level and overlooks breathtaking views of the mountains and rolling hilltops. You can admire the Lake District as well as the vast Lancashire countryside.

Hoghton Tower is a Grade I Listed Building that is a living example of Britain’s Tudor-Elizabethan era. The grounds are immaculately kept with impressive Tudor gardens and elegant water features that provide the perfect setting for a few keepsake photos.

The tower was constructed in the 11th century, and the Hoghtons have resided there since the 12th Century, though Thomas Hoghton reconstructed the tower in 1565. Bursting with history, the tower has been visited by numerous royal guests including King James I who famously knighted a loin of beef as ‘Sir Loin’ here.

There are plenty of things to do at Hoghton Tower. The house is open for events and guests can stay in the tower’s modern rooms with spectacular views. Even if you’re not staying over, the grounds of the tower hold a market and a tea room, perfect for a moment of relaxation between all the sightseeing! Visitors will be taken on a guided tour of the building, exploring many rooms, including the famous Banqueting Hall. You will be taken down to the dungeons below!

Hoghton Tower is a perfect setting for a family day out. Not only does it provide a unique view into Elizabethan Britain, but everything you do at Hoghton Tower will be set against the enchanting views of north-west England.


Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Nr. Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0SH
Tel: +44 (0) 1254 852 986
Times: July – September, Monday – Thursday, 11.00 – 16.00
Sunday, 11.30 – 17.00