Hoghton Tower will host War of the Roses revival

shooting armor

Hoghton Tower will be hosting a two-day encampment for families to celebrate the famous civil wars between Lancashire and Yorkshire.


The event takes place on Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

The weekend will be led by a group of living professional historians called Sir John Savile’s Household.

Each day will begin with living history exhibits around the camp, followed by the first combat demonstration using archery and rifles, with a chance for visitors to try their hand at archery.

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After lunch, a mime-style drama will be performed before a second combat demonstration involving bills and knights and a shooting demonstration.

Admission is £5 for adults, £3 for children and children under 5 are free. Little knights in armor are encouraged to follow.

Children playing at Hoghton Tower
Children playing at Hoghton Tower

Tickets include entry to the site and gardens. The tea room is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the gardens at 10:30 a.m.

Lisa Higson, Hoghton Tower Business Development Manager, said: “Hoghton Tower is steeped in history with activity on the site that dates back beyond the Wars of the Roses.

“The camp exhibits and activities provide a fantastic experience of what life was like, within the grounds of our beautiful Lancastrian tower.”

For more information visit the Hoghton Tower website.

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