Castles monuments in Lancashire
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Lancashire

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Lancashire Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

blank tabHOGHTON TOWERCastles & Historic Monuments
Hoghton, Nr Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0SH
Hoghton Tower is a Grade I listed 16th Century Elizabethan manor house with stunning walled gardens in the heart of Lancashire, offering visitors a unique experience that's ideal for the whole family.Take a stroll around the grounds, or take a guided tour and travel through the history of the house, and guests who have enjoyed the tower over the centuries. We offer total exclusivity for private conferences, functions and wedding receptions, showcased in the great banqueting hall - schools and private tours by prior arrangement.

Set within the grounds of Hoghton Tower is Irishman's Tower, a two storey building offering luxury self catering accommodation for 2 guests. Furnished to the highest of standards and modernised thought-out, whilst retaining the best original features and breathtaking views of the beautiful Lancashire countryside.
No Facilities for petsSmoking FacilitiesWiFi FacilitiesTel: 01254 852986
Book online or find more info - HOGHTON TOWER

Lancaster Castle

Castle Parade, Lancaster,  LA1 1JY
Tel: 01524 64998    Fax: 01524 847914   E-mail:

Lancaster Castle, also known as John O' Gaunt's Castle, dates back to Roman times. It stood as a fortress against the marauding forces of Picts and Scots.

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The Rock-Hewn Graves of Heysham

Stone Graves - Photo ©  David Medcalf
Stone Graves -
Photo: David Medcalf CCL


They don't sell nettle beer on Main Street in Heysham any more, but you can still sit on the Brass Beam Scale and get weighed in public, if you're brave enough.

There's a Heritage Centre now in what was once a barn for the 17th century farmhouse next door; an antique shop has opened beyond the pub, but the ancient bric-a-brac shop, selling second hand books and home-made peg bags has merchandise in its window that I'm sure I remember seeing there when I visited as a child.

Apart from the fact that the car park's become pay and display and there are bins for re-cycling your rubbish, not much changes in this quaint little village on the southern coast of Morecambe Bay. That's its charm. More...

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The Roman Riches of Ribchester

Almshouse, Stydd - Photo © Dave Dunford
Almshouse, Stydd -

Photo: Dave Dunford CCL


"It is written on a wall in Rome that Ribchester was as rich as any town in Christendom."

This is an ancient saying whose origins have been lost in time but may refer to a rough translation of the Latin inscribed on some artefact long since discovered and lost again. More...

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Sunderland Point and Samboo's Grave

Sambo's Grave - Photo © Mr.T
Sambo's Grave -
Photo: Mr. T CCL


Going to Sunderland Point is always a bit scary for me.

Just think about the name.

Sunder or asunder means apart and when the tide comes in this tiny village which was once a thriving port is now cut off from the mainland at Overton. More...

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Blackpool Tower

Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 4BJ
Tel: 01253 622242

There's the international Tower Circus awarded best UK Circus 2001, Tower Top and Walk of Faith challenge. Children can run wild in Jungle Jim's or journey back in time on the Dinosaur Ride. Take tea in the Ballroom or dance to the Wurlitzer Organ, or visit Undersea World or the Charlie Cairoli exhibition.

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