Halls and Towers • Preston Guild City
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Preston Guild City

Halls and Towers

Outside view of Samlesbury Hall.

A haven for heritage and history lovers...

Preston is home to two magnificent historical buildings, Hoghton Tower and Samlesbury Hall. These impressive homes deliver a magical day out, with lots to explore, cafes to relax in and diverse events to enjoy.

Hoghton Tower - enchanting hilltop manor house

Hoghton Tower, the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family, is a Grade I listed building dating back to the 1500s.

Magnificent views of Lancashire can be enjoyed from the hilltop manor house and sometimes the Lake District and North Wales too!

Steeped in history, Hoghton Tower offers something for everyone, including tours of the house, walks through the gardens, a regular farmers' market and The Vaio Tea Room. A variety of events also take place throughout the year and include outdoor theatre, ghost tours and many family-friendly events.

For more information visit Hoghton Tower.

Samlesbury Hall - stunning medieval stately home

Built in 1325, this beautiful, half-timbered, black and white medieval house was originally a family home.

Take a walk round the house and discover the fascinating history, with a number of theatrical tours also available. Enjoy a tour of the grounds where you can feed hens and throw a penny in the fountain before relaxing with a cup of tea and cake in the award winning restaurant.

Open all year round, Samlesbury Hall also has a wide range of events and activities on offer. Whether you're after spooky, romantic or family-friendly, there's an event for you. You can even make a weekend of it with Samlesbury Hall's accommodation; either a rustic hut or four star lodge.

For more information visit Samlesbury Hall.

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Map addresses for halls and towers

  • Hoghton Tower, Preston, PR5 0SH.
  • Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0UP.