This 18th century hall near Ripon has extensive grounds with views over the River Ure, herbaceous borders and woodland walks. The house is open to the public from 21 March until 1 October. It was originally built in the 1690s by Sir Christopher Wren.
The gardens are extensive and varied and include a rock garden, rose garden and tropical garden. The footpaths are well laid out and surfaced.
There's great facilities with ample parking, an adventure playground for children and a nice cafe.
After exploring the magnificent grounds you can extend your walk by picking up the Ripon Canal towpath which joins with the River Ure, just to the west of the house. The long distance Ripon Rowel also passes the house so you could pick this up to further explore the countryside and villages surrounding the Yorkshire cathedral city.
Also nearby is the magnificent Studley Park and Fountains Abbey where you will find 800 acres of parkland and gardens with miles of good footpaths to try.
PostcodeHG4 5AE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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There's lovely coffee, cakes, sandwiches and the home made ice cream available in the on site cafe.
There's a small dog walking area next to the car park but most of the grounds/gardens are not open to dogs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south of the hall there's the delightful Staveley Nature Reserve. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve includes a series of lakes and watercourses where you can look for a variety of wildlife including otters and various wildfowl.
There's also the Boroughbridge Canal Walk which you can pick up just east of the hall.