Houses and Gardens

Bedale Hall

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Bedale and the surrounding area enjoy a range of architecturally striking homes and gardens, a number of them are open for viewing.  Positioned at the north end of the Town is Bedale Hall a grade 1 listed building c1735.  The hall now incorporates Bedale Museum and the public library. It  is open to the public for social events and is a stunning wedding venue.

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Thorp Perrow Arboretum is an 85-acre (34 ha) woodland garden near Bedale

Thorp Perrow is considered to be one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs in the United Kingdom. The Arboretum was created by Colonel Sir Leonard Ropner (1895–1977).[1] He began the Arboretum in 1931 and in July 2006 the gardens celebrated their 75th anniversary by planting the 1,750th tree.Medium Format transparency shot on Fuji Velvia

As well as the gardens founded by Leonard Ropner, Thorp Perrow also includes Milbank Pinetum planted by Lady Augusta Milbank in the nineteenth century and the 16th century Spring Wood.

Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre

The Falcons of Thorp Perrow is the ultimate family day out, incorporating the opportunity to learn more about birds of prey and associated wildlife, with the enjoyment of hands on experience for all the family.

 

Constable Burton Hall

Constable Burton Hall is a handsome Palladian villa standing at the entrance to Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. Designed by the celebrated architect John Carr for Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, and completed in 1768, it is widely recognised as one of the finest medium-sized English houses built in the Palladian style.Constable-Burton_sm

The Hall (not open to the public) stands in extensive woodland and formal gardens which are open to the public from mid-March to mid-September. Stunning seasonal displays of snowdrops and daffodils carpet the woodland walks and garden trails, making it an absolute must for garden and nature lovers alike.

 

 

 

Kiplin Hall

Kiplin Hall

Kiplin Hall

Situated between Richmond and Northallerton, it is an intriguing house, built in 1630 by George Calvert, the founder of Maryland, USA. the Hall is filled with an eclectic mix of previous owners’ furniture and paintings, including many Arts and Crafts items. Plus an award winning tea room!

Bolton Castle

 

Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle

A castle that has played a significant role in some of the most important political and religious events between the 14th and 17th centuries, including the imprisonment of Mary, Queen of Scots. There are themed activities throughout the season, rare breed animals to see and regular displays of falconry.  And the car park has one of the best views of Wensleydale!

Newby Hall

Newby Hall

Newby Hall

The home of the Compton family, it was built by Sir Christopher Wren and adapted by Robert Adam; it epitomises the Georgian Age of Elegance.  It contains superb paintings, Chippendale furniture and Gobelin tapestries within Adam’s beautiful interiors.  The gardens are a delight at any season.

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle

It has been the family home of the Ingilbys for 28 generations. There is a medieval gatehouse, Treasurer Ingilby’s tower of 1555 and the main apartments, which were rebuilt in the 1780’s. In the tower is the highly evocative Knight’s Room with boarded wainscot and priests’ hole. The Estate village was rebuilt in the 1850’s in French style.

There are large formal walled gardens designed from 1817, including two 60-ft hot-houses, a stone palm house, 26-acre ‘Capability’ Brown-style landscaping, 8 acres of shrubs, and now a 400-ft herbaceous border. Also woodland walks that have spectacular bluebells in spring.

National Trust

There are several NT properties within travelling distance of Bedale, including Beningbrough Hall and Gardens and Nunnington Hall but the best has to be the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey:

 

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

 

Coming up

Summer 2017

22 July Sausage and Beer Festival Newby Hall Firework Championships 22&23 July Leyburn 1940s weekend 23 July Kiplin Hall open garden & plant fair 29 July – 6 September Kiplin Hall School Holiday Fun for Families 1 August Celebrate YORKSHIRE DAY in Bedale A bigger market, cream teas, surprise scarecrows and more 5 August Craft […]

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