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Reach the heights at Hoghton Tower

A fortified 12th century manor house Near the Lancashire village of Hoghton, and just a short trip from Preston is Hoghton Tower. Thanks to its prominent spot atop the highest hill in the area, it has extensive views across the region. Now a Grade I listed building, the tower and its gardens are open to the public at advertised times; visitors are welcome to view its large collection of dolls houses and other curiosities during guided tours.

Explore Samlesbury Hall

Built in 1325, Nearby Samlesbury Hall is steeped in history. Saved from demolition in the 1920's by six local businessmen, it remains in the Charitable Trust today with the aim of keeping it open for the visitors to enjoy. You can learn about the Hall's sometimes turbulent past, view works by local artists, explore the extensive grounds or grab a bite in the award-winning restaurant and coffee lounge. Samlesbury Hall is open to visitors all year round.

All aboard for a sumptuous canal cruise

Those hoping to continue the tranquil feeling garnered at Hoghton Tower should take a canal boat cruise, which are offered by a company operating Nearby. A trip along the Leeds Liverpool Canal in the Romance Restaurant Boat, where lunch or dinner will be served, is a popular option. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Hoghton Tower? Check out Travelodge Preston Chorley Hotel, Travelodge Blackburn M65 Hotel or Travelodge Preston Central Hotel, which are all under seven miles away.