Hoghton Tower to Samlesbury Hall
This short tour joins two of Lancashires most interesting historic houses Hoghton Tower and Samlesbury Hall. The route between them takes you along quiet lanes with views of the Ribble Valley.
Hoghton Tower, this ancient, fortified, hilltop house has retained its Tudor-Elizabethan character and construction in its entirety.
Samlesbury Hall a fine example of an oak-timbered Tudor Hall with its origins a medieval manor-house dating from 1325.
Approx. Distance 4 miles (6.2 km)
Samlesbury Hall is a 14th Century Manor House. Over the years there have been many changes. It is administered by a registered charity known as the Samlesbury Hall trust whose aim is to maintain the Hall for the people of the area. The trust was founded in the 1920's when the Hall was about to be demolished. Since then the Hall has been a museum and Gallery and host to many grand functions.
Grid Ref: SD602302
Post Code: PR5 0UP
Hoghton Tower has been the home of the de Hoghton family since the Norman Conquest. The de Hoghtons are descended directly from Harvey de Walter one of the companions of William the Conqueror, and through the female line from the Lady Godiva of Coventry, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia.
Grid: Ref: SD622263
Post Code: PR5 0SH
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Post Code: PR5 0UP Grid Ref: SD602302
This short tour joins two of Lancashires most interesting historic houses Hoghton Tower and Samlesbury Hall. The route between them takes you along quiet lanes with views of the Ribble Valley. This tour also takes you through Samlesbury Bottoms a settlement and mill founded in the early days of the industrial revolution when water power was king.
At the end of Hoghton Tower avenue right onto the A675.
Take the second turning on your right onto Gib Lane Signposted Hoghton Bottoms. At the end of Gib Lane turn right onto Goose Foot Lane continue along Goose Foot Lane which will take you down into Samlesbury Bottoms with the Mill on your right and workers cottages on your left.
Follow Goose Foot Lane up and out of Samlesbury Bottoms. At the next junction turn left onto Nab's Head Lane at the A677
turn right onto the A677 and the
entrance to Samlesbury Hall is on your left.