A palatial manor house and fortress completed in 1399 and with a wealth of history. Its strong walls and small windows give a clear picture of the way castles were inhabited in the middle ages. Home of the Scrope family and the place of imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots for 6 months.
Features: Excellent recreated medieval castle gardens - including two separate walled gardens (herb garden and vineyard), formal rose garden, maze, camomile lawn and wildflower meadow. Beautiful views over Wensleydale.
This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.
Visitor Opening Times
2015: Daily 14 Feb to 1 Nov 2015, 10am-5pm (except Feb, March and October when castle closes at 4pm). Please note the Castle may close early on occasional weekend dates due to weddings. Please see our website for details.
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.