England Travel

Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower is a lovely place to visit. There are many things to see, the beautiful gardens, the tower has many rooms open to the public, and there is a cafe too. This is a house lived-in by the owners, as it is the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family, so keep that in mind. Taking photographs in the tower is not allowed, but outside is possible. The owner is wonderful, we had a chat and she is so welcoming and lovely. There are guides in the rooms which were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Road towards the tower








view from Tower

view from the garden




The tree on the right was planted by King George in 1913 and the tree on the left was planted by Prince Philip in 1986.



Hoghton Tower is open from Wednesdays to Sundays, April to September, 11am to 4pm.

8 Comment

  1. What a gorgeous home — and nice that Kings and Princes plant your trees! As I understand it, you could tour the home but not photograph it (makes sense). Was it as lovely as the grounds and garden? I haven’t heard of Historic Houses. I’ll remember that.
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    1. Yes, parts of the house was open for visiting, but without being allowed to take photos. Although some Historic Houses properties allow for photos too. If you are visiting UK for a longer period, it is worth looking at their houses, maybe you find something that interests you. Membership might be too much, as it’s unlikely you are going to see many in a short time-frame, especially as they are in the countryside.

  2. This looks like an amazing place and I have been wracking my brain to think where we have visited lately, that has such a long and undulating driveway approach – I think it must have been Montacute House in Somerset, which is a National Trust property, although I believe yours is a little longer! 🙂

    1. It’s a really lovely place. Have you looked at Historic Houses? They are similar to NT, but the houses they support are mainly lived-in by the families, so a bit different.
      I haven’t heard of Montacute House, but it’s too far south for me. 🙂

      1. Someone else also recommended Historic Houses to me, so I will definitely make time to check that out – Thanks 🙂

        1. It’s very similar to NT, many of them offer free entry to members, but some ask for a fee or can be visited only at certain points. Either way, it is worth getting one, as the choice is great even in the north, where there are less NT properties to visit.

    1. The upkeep is even more expensive because the house is listed, so there is limited movement on what can be done. They need to employ expensive specialists even for changing a door or something like that. I think there is a bit too much strictness about all of this, at least sometimes.
      Yes, that’s an iris, it’s beautiful, isn’t it?

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