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Everything happening at Hoghton Tower during 2022

Posted on - 28th February, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower have announced all the events which will be taking place throughout 2022.

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Steeped in history and commanding breath-taking views across Lancashire, Hoghton Tower is a stunning Elizabethan house-on-the-hill.

Explore the ancient Tower and discover secret passages, priest holes, mysterious wells and deep, dark dungeons, as guides re-tell tales of the tower’s illustrious visitors – from King James I to Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.

With its striking drive, amazing views and impressive architecture, the Tower has had a starring role in many film and TV productions, including Sherlock Holmes and Peaky Blinders.

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The open piece of land in front of the house is known as the Tilting Green, while to the rear of the manor house there are three beautiful walled gardens.

The Wilderness Garden with its large, lush lawn fringed by a textured herbaceous border and beautiful topiary. Leading to the East Wing are the romantic Dorothy Steps and, just beyond the parapet walls, you can glimpse the ancient fairy-tale woodland.

A narrow doorway leads to the Rose Garden, the most formal and intimate area of the grounds, whilst the last doorway leads to the Ramparts Garden which affords views across miles of Lancashire countryside.

Hoghton Tower also hosts a huge range of special events throughout the year, including atmospheric ghost tours, seasonal trails, farmers’ markets and live family theatre.

Several events have already been confirmed, with more to follow as the year progresses.

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WHAT’S ON 2022

MONTHLY

Every month Hoghton Tower also hosts a popular Farmers’ Market – a celebration of Lancastrian fresh food from traditional pies and cheese, to fresh seafood. Choose from a mouth-watering selection of cakes, brownies and muffins.

The market is held on the third Sunday of every month, with the next one on Sunday, March 20.

AFTERNOON TEA

Visitors can also pre-book a delicious afternoon tea as part of a trip to the Tower and Gardens, or as a standalone treat. Check availability on the website.

APRIL

Motorcycle Sprint – Sunday 3 April

The Motorcycle Sprint, one of the longest standing motorcycle events in Lancashire, returns. Classic bikes of all classes take on the challenge of the spectacular driveway against the clock.

Opera Dinner – Friday 29 April

A delightful evening in which you can enjoy opera classics whilst dining in the beautiful Banqueting Hall. The evening starts with pre-dinner drinks on arrival, followed by a three-course meal.

MAY

War of the Roses – Sat 28– Sun 29 May

Sir John Savile’s Household are back at Hoghton Tower for two days of encampment, living history, demonstrations, drills and more. Great fun for all the family. The attendance of little knights in armour is encouraged!

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JUNE

Supercar Showtime – Sunday 12 June

Supercar enthusiasts descend from all over the north of England to raise money for the ongoing care and activities of children, young adults and families, supported by Derian House Children’s Hospice, Chorley. https://supercarshowtime.co.uk/

Classic Car Show & Country Market – Sunday 26 June

Stunning views of the surrounding landscape make it a perfect day out. Classic cars, club stands, motorcycles, light commercials, ex–Army and classic 4x4s. There will be trade stands, autojumble and a show arena on the event field.

JULY

‘Cinderella’ Outdoor Theatre – Saturday 16 July

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents magical theatre in magical surroundings.
In an enchanted kingdom in a faraway land, magical creatures and fairy godmothers come together to tell the best loved of all fairy tales. Full of song, mirth, and joy for the summer ahead, join us on Cinderella’s journey of a lifetime to a magical ball.

Family and friends are welcome to picnic in the grounds of the Wilderness Garden and children are invited to dress in their favourite fairy tale characters and join the midsummer ball dance. 

SEPTEMBER

Classic Car Show & Country Market – Sunday 4 September

Set at the historic Hoghton Tower with stunning views of the surrounding landscape making it a perfect day out. Classic Cars, Club Stands, Motorcycles, Light Commercials, ex–Army and Classic 4×4s. There will be trade stands, autojumble and a show arena on the event field.

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OCTOBER

Halloween season – Ghost Tours throughout October and November

Ghost enthusiasts venture through underground passages where footsteps from another time may echo alongside your own – and look out for the black dog who haunts the Well House. Expect to encounter spectres from the past as you are told about haunting happenings which have occurred across the centuries. 

DECEMBER

A Magical Meeting with Father Christmas – Dates TBC

Christmas Market – Date TBC

Click here for more information about 2022 events.



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