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.
We are massive fans of Hoghton Tower here at Top 100Attractions. One of the many charming things about this attraction is that it has managed to stay in the same family hands for centuries, which for those fans of country house rescue will know all too well, is a rarity nowadays. Lancashire has many stately homes and manor houses dotted all over the place, but Hoghton Tower is one of the biggest jewels in Lancashire's bright and sparkling crown. I had the good fortune to be shown around by one of the latest descendants in a long line of the De Hoghton family, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. As if a trip here wasn't exciting enough, you can actually hire an apartment within the turrets of this ancient bastion, and believe me at a very affordable rate you to can become part of the story here at Hoghton Tower.