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in the county of Lancashire

Hoghton Tower, Lancashire
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About Hoghton

Hoghton is situated near to Preston, it is perhaps best known for stately Hoghton Tower, a fortified 16th century mansion set on a steep wooded hill with remarkable views over the surrounding countryside towards the coast of Lancashire. It was here that James I created "Sirloin" when he supposedly knighted his beef! This magnificent house has been central to the life of the area for centuries, it is the ancestral home of the Hoghton family who are directly descended from Norman times. However, the present house was built almost entirely during the Elizabethan period.

Ghostly legends surround the history of the house and one of the best ways to see the treasures of the property is to attend one of the Ghostly Evening's organised during the winter months, when you get to see parts of the house not usually on public view. The house is approached by a spectacular "long drive" presided over by ancient trees set around sweeping lawns.

The house is open to the public, showing a range of fine furniture, a collection of dolls houses, excellent Queen Anne panelling and a galleried banqueting hall. There is also a Tudor well house.

As recently as May 2005 freak weather caused a mini-tornado to rip through the village. Although there was considerable damage to properties there was no loss of life. The village remains as serene as ever and is a pleasant place to visit.

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Lancaster Cottage

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Lancaster Cottage is a holiday home set in Preston, 5 km from Preston City Council. The holiday home is 5 km from Ribbleton Hospital. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. There is a dining ...
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Holiday Inn Express Preston South in Preston, Lancashire, England3 stars

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Holiday Inn Express Preston South off m6 junction 29 at Preston. It offers free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free parking, as well as a lounge bar and restaurant. Contemporary-style rooms feature views ...
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Located just off the M6 motorway at junction 31, Samlesbury Hotel offers en suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, a bar, and 24-hour room service. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and f...
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