‘The King Returns’ to Hoghton Tower on 8-9 July

Posted on - 5th July, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Kid's stuff, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower is to celebrate the 400th anniversary of when King James I visited the manor house in 1617 and knighted the sirloin.


‘The King Returns’ event will be held on 8-9 July at the manor house from 10am-4pm.

The spectacular weekend will feature pomp, majesty, music and drama.

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There will be a variety of crafts and fun activities for children to enjoy, along with a celebration of history for all cultures.

At 10.30am, the King will make a fantastic entrance on horseback and you can come along to see the grand dinner where he knights a sirloin beef.

Hoghton Tower

There will be lots of things to see and do, including your chance to petition the King as he holds court.

You can speak to the servants as they work and see what life was like for ordinary people at the time.

You can experience the sights, sounds and scents of 1617 and be a part of the drama on the day.

Hoghton Tower

Admission for the day is free, so come along and enjoy this fantastic celebration at Hoghton Tower.

Car parking on the day will be priced at £10 per car.

It is located at Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH.

The event is being supported by History Needs You and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Will you be attending the event at Hoghton Tower? Have you visited the manor house before? Let us know in the comments below

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