Hoghton Tower to stage War of the Roses revival

Posted on - 24th May, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Shooting armour
Shooting armour

Hoghton Tower will stage a two-day encampment for families to celebrate the famous civil wars between Lancashire and Yorkshire.


The event is happening on Saturday 28 May 28 and Sunday 29 May, from 10.30am to 4pm on both days.

The weekend will be run by a group of professional living historians called Sir John Savile’s Household.

Each day will start off with living history displays around the encampment, followed by the first combat demonstration using archery and guns, with a chance for visitors to try their hand at archery.

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After lunch, a mummers-style play will be performed before a second combat demonstration involving bills and knights and a gunnery demonstration.

Admission is £5 for adults, £3 for children and under-fives are free. Little knights in armour are encouraged to go along.

Children playing at Hoghton Tower
Children playing at Hoghton Tower

Tickets include entry to the site and gardens. The tearoom is open from 11am to 4pm and the gardens open at 10.30am.

Lisa Higson, Hoghton Tower’s Business Development Manager, said: “Hoghton Tower is steeped in history with activity on the site dating back beyond the War of the Roses.

“The encampment’s displays and activities provide a fantastic experience of what life was like, set in the grounds of our beautiful Lancastrian tower.”

Fore more information visit the Hoghton Tower website.

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