THE War of the Roses will strike again as Hoghton Tower is hosting a weekend of activities later this month.

Hoghton Tower is taking visitors back in time by more than 500 years to the war between Lancashire and Yorkshire as they stage a two-day encampment for all the family on May 28 and 29, to celebrate the famous civil wars between Red Rose and White Rose.

The weekend, run by a group of living historians called Sir John Savile’s Household, runs from 10.30am to 4pm.

Business development manager, Lisa Higson, said: “Hoghton Tower is steeped in history with activity on the site dating back beyond the War of the Roses.

Lancashire Telegraph: A War of the Roses weekend is being hosted at at Hoghton TowerA War of the Roses weekend is being hosted at at Hoghton Tower

“The encampment’s displays and activities provide a fantastic experience of what life was like, set in the grounds of our beautiful Lancastrian tower.”

Each day starts with living history displays around the encampment, followed by the first combat demonstration using archery and guns, with a chance for visitors to try their hand at archery.

After lunch, a mummers-style play will be performed before a second combat demonstration involving bills and knights and a gunnery demonstration.

Admission is £5 for adults, £3 for children. Under-fives are free. Little knights in armour are encouraged to come along.