What do Sirloin steaks, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens have in common? Come and find out more at Hoghton Tower in Lancashire. This fortified Tudor- Elizabethan manor house and stately home stands 560 feet above sea-level, commanding impressive views over the surrounding countryside . Hoghton Tower has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years and its beauty and quite unique atmosphere continues to enchant today. Come in for a guided tour or simply enjoy a cream tea with a wonder through the beautiful walled gardens and gift shop. Younger visitors can not fail to be impressed by the turrets, witches kitchen,underground passages and dungeon. The house is open from July to September but private and school tours are welcome throughout the year. Characterful and luxurious guest accommodation for two available for within the grounds.