Excellent sport combined with the finest hospitality is what makes shooting at Carlton Towers a truly exceptional experience. Shoots have been hosted at Carlton Towers for generations. In the past they were the preserve of the Fitzalan Howard family and their friends, but today you can enjoy that same unsurpassed experience.
Carlton was built for entertaining and we judge the success of our shoots not only by the size of the bags but by the enjoyment of our guests. Our hospitality is in the finest country sport traditions, and known to be second-to-none. Your party can stay overnight in exquisitely refurbished rooms in a house which dates back to the 1600s. Thanks to careful management of the estate we can provide consistently exciting sport. The English partridge at Carlton Towers are part of the conservation programme which won the estate silver in the 2007 Purdey awards.
Partridges are not the only shooting available; pheasants are also released in the parklands to provide some variety to shooting days. In between the shooting we keep energy and spirits high with our exceptional hospitality. A typical day might begin with tea, coffee and bacon rolls, followed by lunch taken in our woodland shooting lodge.
Then finish a wonderful day with a sumptuous dinner in the Duchess’s Dining Room – described by Fieldsports Magazine as “possibly the best shoot dining room I have ever eaten in”.
As a guide our shooting days follow a format as set out below, but if you require a custom approach to your shooting day this is not a problem.
Guns meet at Carlton Towers for coffee
Guns are briefed on the day by the head gamekeeper
Mid-morning the guns are provided with hot and cold drinks
A light lunch is provided and taken in the shooting lodge
Following the afternoon shoot, guests return to Carlton Towers for pre-dinner drinks
around a log fire, before sitting down to a hearty meal
Why end here, if you would like to make your shooting experience complete you can stay overnight at Carlton and make your event truly special.
Beautifully appointed, historic and luxurious, the bedrooms at Carlton Towers are the last word in elegant refinement.
Each of our 16 bedrooms, accommodating 31 people, have been individually designed and furnished by Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard to offer a tranquil haven from the bustle of the modern world.
From the two-storey majesty of our Baroness Tower bridal suite to the stylish simple elegance of our one single room, the Lady Mirabel, each is uniquely decorated and comes with its own bathroom or shower en suite.