Take a tour of one of the finest Renaissance buildings in England
View the many state rooms, the magnificent Banqueting Hall and the romantic Minstrels’ Gallery. Hear from one of our expert guides about the history of the house, the family and the many guests who have walked through these same rooms.
Venture along underground passages and peer into the dungeons and Tudor Well House of the reputedly third most haunted house in Britain.
Visit the permanent Dolls’ House Collection, stroll around the walled gardens, courtyards and along the ramparts, and finish your stay with a visit to our tea room and gift shop.
Have you seen our new animated history of Hoghton Tower? Its showing now in our Gift Shop. Here is a sneak peek of what to expect!
Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. Produced by Peel Interactive, with thanks to Hoghton Tower Volunteers & Walton le Dale High School.
Individual and smaller group tours (under 20 people)
|Month||Days||House & Gardens||Tea Room|
|November – April||Open on Farmers’ Markets ( Apart from January) and selected events.||11am-4pm
(Last Tour at 2.30pm)
|May – September||Sunday – Thursday||11am – 5pm
(Last tour at 3.30pm)
|October||Sunday – Thursday||11am – 4pm
(Tours at 12.30pm & 2.30pm)
Closed November – February except for event days and private bookings
For more details, please call the office on 01254 852986.For individuals or groups of 20 or fewer, you do not need to buy tickets in advance.Tours run at least once an hour depending on demand.
* Please note that opening times and admission charges for special event days may be different. For more details, please check our Events page.
|House tour and grounds|
|Children under 16||£8|
|Concessions (retired and students)||£8|
|Children under 5||Free|
All admission prices above include a Gift Aid donation. As a charity we ask that if possible you pay for your admission with a Gift Aid donation. This allows us to claim back the tax you have paid on this money from the Government and use it for vital restoration and conservation work in the house and grounds. In the last year Gift Aid donations have been used for the conservation of our roof as well as other maintenance projects. Without your help our funds for carrying out this vital work would be severely restricted. Please see below for more information on the Gift Aid scheme.
Please see signage or ask our volunteers about the standard admission price if you would rather not pay using the Gift Aid Scheme.
* Please note that the below online booking is for standard house tours. On special event days our opening times may be different and there may be additional charges for some aspects of the event, entry or car parking. For more details, please check our Events page.
TICKETS CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED ONLINE UP TO 12 HOURS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED TOUR TIME. IF YOU WISH TO VISIT ON THE DAY PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT THE TICKET HUT AT HOGHTON TOWER
Please note that access for visitors with disabilities and wheelchair users is restricted. We kindly request that you read our Access Statement when planning your visit.
Gift Aid explained
Why are there two different admission prices? Under the Gift Aid scheme amendments introduced by the Government in April 2006, charities who offer entrance to an attraction based on Gift Aid donation rather than an admission ticket must ask visitors to pay 10% extra than the normal admission fee. It is your choice whether you wish to Gift Aid or not. If you do decide to Gift Aid your admission, we can claim back from the Government 25% of the total amount that you pay. This equates to the Income Tax that you have already paid on this money. This is why you can only participate in the Gift Aid Scheme if you are a UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax Payer and you confirm that you have paid or will pay an amount of UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for the current year that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) you donate to will reclaim for the current tax year. Council Tax and VAT do not qualify for the scheme. Who gets the money? Hoghton Tower is owned and administered by The Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust: a non-profit making charity committed to the furthering of education and the preservation of Hoghton Tower, its collections and environment. All income is put into the preservation and running of Hoghton Tower as a visitor attraction, a central element of the heritage of Lancashire and caring for it for future generations to enjoy.