Tower of terror: One of Britain’s most haunted houses hosts ghost tours this weekend – and it’s only 40 minutes from Manchester

One of the most haunted houses in the UK invites people to step into this Halloween and embark on a relaxing ghost ride.

If you are a fan of the paranormal and things that break at night, head to Hoghton Tower, which is only a 40 minute drive from Manchester, for an evening to remember.

The 16th-century house is believed to be Britain’s third most haunted property with a history dating back 500 years, so it’s no wonder it is home to several spirits, including a phantom dog.

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From October 29 to November 20, the Hoghton Tower, located between Preston and Blackburn, runs ghost tours along with a two-course meal for adults over the age of 16 – be aware that this is largely not a kid-friendly event.

Highton Tower at sunset
Explore the eerie area of ​​the Hoghton Tower

Guests can arrive from 17.30 with food served at 18:00, before being taken on the ghost ride through the tower and the grounds.

After walking up the driveway you will be greeted by silent torchbearers who will guide you through the dark halls of the tower.

Cobwebs on an iron gate
Get gripped by the eerie atmosphere of the Hoghton Tower

Hoghton has welcomed famous names from William Shakespeare to Charles Dickens, as well as several kings and queens, so it is certainly home to a number of eerie tales.

On the trip you will explore underground passages where you can even hear ghostly footsteps and keep your eyes open for the ghostly black dog that haunts Brøndhuset.

You might meet one of Hoghton Tower’s resident ghosts, Angry Peter, and stare into mindless paintings.

The ghost tours run on select dates from October 29 to November 20 and cost £ 35 including a two-course meal. At least one member of the party must be over 21 years of age.

For more information and how to book tickets, visit the Hoghton Towers website.

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