Tower ready to stage knights and frights

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Two special nights are scheduled to go ahead at Hoghton Tower before October is out, one for Royal historians and one for those An Evening with King James I at Hoghton Tower on Saturday, October 26.

It runs from 6.30pm until 10pm, beginning with a warm welcome drink before the open log fire sets the scene for a tour of the house with intriguing new insights into the thoughts and actions of one of Britain’s least-known monarchs.

Hear fascinating details of his visit to Hoghton and the fine foods of the famous banquet in his honour at the Tower.

Finally, dine in the magnificent and imposing Banqueting Hall where James I himself feasted, and share in the celebrated loin of beef.

Tickets £35, including welcome drink, two-course meal and tea & coffee.

For more information or to book tickets, please phone 01254 852986 or see www.hoghtontower.co.uk.

On Thursday, October 31, Friday, November 1, and Friday, November 15 there will be Ghostly Evenings between 7.15pm and 9.45pm

A glass of mulled wine begins the evening before silent torchbearers guide you through the darkened halls of the Tower. You will encounter spectres tales by the guide who will regale you with ghostly happenings from across the centuries. Finally, dine in warmth and comfort.

Wear warm clothing and sensible shoes.

Booking essential via Ticketline – Tel: 0844 888 9991 or visit www.ticketline.co.uk.