Discover the delights of the 16th century Hoghton Tower during this personal guided tour, complete with indulgent afternoon tea and Prosecco!
- Preston (Lancashire)
- Gift Voucher valid for 2 Participants
Explore the majestic 16th century Hoghton Tower during this informative and enjoyable guided tour, finishing with a stroll through the magnificent gardens and a delicious afternoon tea. A fantastic experience gift for history and architecture enthusiasts, there are few better ways to spend an afternoon in the glorious Lancashire countryside. Take in the views of the rolling hills as you drive for nearly a mile up the tree-lined private driveway, before greeting the friendly staff at the Tower Gate in preparation for your guided tour. Over the ninety minute experience you'll get a feel for how the residents of the manor house lived in the 16th century, exploring the state rooms, the glittering ballroom, and the enormous Banqueting Hall. Ever wondered where the word 'sirloin' comes from? Then have a peak at where James I knighted a loin of beef! There's also the rooms where Shakespeare may have worked in his early days, an impressive collection of Dolls Houses, and not forgetting the dark, creepy underground passages... Following the tour you'll be treated to a wonderful afternoon tea with a bubbly glass of Prosecco, then you're free to wander through the grounds of the manor at your leisure. This is an utterly unique experience for lovers of Grade I listed buildings, tourists to the area, and those looking to expand their cultural knowledge. A perfect gift to share with a loved one, this is sure to be a truly unforgettable day in the Hoghton countryside.
The Hoghton Tower tour and afternoon tea is available Sunday to
Thursday April to September.
Restrictions apply during busy event days please check when making a booking.
Minimum age: 18
Experience Duration: 05:00
Time at Venue: 05:00
The tour will take around 1.5hrs and the gardens take roughly 40 minutes to walk around. The tea for two does not have a strict limit.
Participants: The Afternoon Tea and Tour for Two with Prosecco - Preston is for 2 participants.
Max Group Size: +10
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
Minimum group size: 2
Maximum group size: 25
As a 16th Century House, the building does not have any central heating so please dress appropriately to the weather and bring a coat. The Tea Rooms are heated.
A visitor's cark park is available.
Apart from the gardens the rest of the experience is held indoors, and therefore should not be affected by the weather.
Average rating: 5 stars out of 5
Arriving at the venue we were pleased to find a Farmers Markets near the main Hall. We spent some time there (excellent market) and then on to the reception. Very friendly staff informed us of the time for our tour and where to meet our guide. Katherine our guide welcome us with a smile and what was to happen as we went around the the building and rooms. We were treated to a very full and well informed tour which lasted about 90 minutes. We went to the onsite cafe for our afternoon tea. Once again, very friendly and efficient staff who looked after my wife and I with smiles and care! The arrival of the food was met with our wide smiles. It looked stunning the way it was set out on the 3 piered stand. The food was the best afternoon tea we have ever had. It was fresh sandwiches, savouries, cakes , scones with jam and clotted cream lots of blue berries and strawberries and salad extras. Plus, a large pot of tea. Could not fault a thing!! Well done to all involve at the hall including, The Hoghton Family who worked along side their excellent staff! Thank You All! George & Helen Rimmer
Myself and my mother in law were gifted with an experience day for motherâs day to have a tour and afternoon tea at Hoghton Tower. The tour was absolutely fabulous and we would highly recommend. The afternoon tea was a lovely way to end the tour with a cheeky glass of prosecco!
It was a great day despite the weather. The guide was very informative on the tour and the afternoon tea was lovely.
Met all of my xpectations. A nice Sunday afternoon.
The tour was brilliant, the building fascinating, the staff helpful, the tea amazing but we are unable to give 5 because the prosecco was missing.