Preston’s Hoghton Tower is this month hosting Halloween ghost tours for adventurous visitors.Advertisement
Hoghton Tower, a 16th-century house near Preston, is known as one of Britain’s most haunted houses, earning the reputation of being the UK’s third most haunted property. It is now offering visitors a chance to experience it for themselves.
Hoghton Tower has welcomed guests for over 500 years, from kings and queens to William Shakespeare, who is reputed to have acted as a tutor to the de Hoghton children; J. M. W. Turner and Charles Dickens, who wrote a short story based at Hoghton.
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Ghost-hunters will ascend the one-mile driveway before silent torchbearers take them through the darkened halls of the tower.
The organisers said visitors will encounter spectres from the past as they learn about the haunted happenings across the centuries.
Visitors will travel through underground passages, look out for the black dog who haunts the Well House, greet Angry Peter and stare into the painting, where mysterious faces are said to reveal themselves.
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The tour is aimed at adults and is not suitable for anyone under the age of 16. At least one member of the party should be over the age of 21.
A two-course meal is included in the £35 tour package.
Doors open from 5.30pm, and food is served at 6pm, followed by the Ghost Tour, which finishes around 9pm.
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Ghost Tours are running on selected dates from Friday 29 October until Saturday 20 November.
For more information, visit www.hoghtontower.co.uk
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