Hoghton Tower is a fortified manor house located about two-thirds of a mile to the east of the village of Hoghton, near to Blackburn.
Additionally, it stands on a hilltop site on the highest point in the area. It takes its name from the de Hoghton family, its historical owners since at least the 12th century. The present house dates from about 1560–65.
It was damaged during the Civil War and subsequently became derelict, but was rebuilt and extended between 1862 and 1901. The house is listed at Grade I, as is the Great Barn in its grounds, which is dated 1692. Also in the grounds are two structures listed at Grade II. The house and garden are open to the public at advertised times, and are administered by a charitable trust, the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust.
Visitors can join a guided tour of the panelled state rooms to hear about the history of the house, the family who have enjoyed the house over the centuries. In addition, stroll through the beautiful walled gardens and take in the views. In fact, kids will love the underground passages, the ramparts, dungeons and Dolls House collection. Take a browse in the gift shop and finish your day out in the tea room.
On the third Sunday of each month, come to our Farmers Market – ‘The Merchant of Hoghton’- a celebration of regional produce. Hoghton Tower can be hired on an exclusive basis for your private pary or wedding. Stay overnight in the Irishman’s Tower. All income from tours benefits the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust – preserving heritage for all.