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
2014: Open daily 10am – 4pm from 15th February until Friday 4th April. Then open daily 10am-5pm from 5th April until 2nd November.
Please note we will close early on the following dates (usually Saturdays) due to weddings. Our last entry will be at 1pm and we will close at 2pm on: 26th April and 10th May.
Special events throughout the season. Group visits & guided tours if booked in advance.
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.