Take a tour and learn the history of this magnificent Renaissance building situated high on a hill in the heart of Lancashire. It has many tales to tell, from the visit of King James I in 1617 to a troupe of Shakespearian actors arriving by bicycle to entertain crowds in 2013.
View the Banqueting Hall, the romantic Minstrels’ Gallery and many grand state rooms. You will also see a permanent Dolls’ House collection. Venture along the underground passages and see dark dungeons and a Tudor Well House. You may even spot a ghost lingering around the buildings as it is meant to be the third most haunted house in Britain.
Afterwards, take a relaxing stroll through the walled gardens and courtyards, and along the ramparts (the defensive walls). Look to find the stonemason’s name concealed in the stones and then stop at the romantic Dorothy Steps and take in the spectacular view. The tower’s grounds and gardens offer a different burst of colours throughout the seasons, and the sounds of birdsongs are music to your ears.
Opening Times: Please note, the house is closed for private events so please check the website to make sure it is open when you plan your visit.
Costs: Please see website for costs of tours.