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Markenfield Hall – tucked privately away along a mile-long winding drive, just three miles south of Ripon, has been described as Yorkshire’s best-kept secret. Not visible from the road, a glimpse of the imposing east wall cannot be seen until...more
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This little gem is found at the end of a very long lane a moated mediaeval manor house and many thanks must go to the owners for allowing the public into their family home. Our guide was so knowledgeable and we had an interesting and...More
It was an obvious place to visit during our Ripon holiday and being National Trust members didn't even need to pay the modest £5 entry fee in our case. We are most grateful to the owners for opening up to the public what is indeed...More
This is a National Trust site. The "Hall" is about 700 years old and a moated manor house. You cannot go inside except on open days but the Mediaeval courtyard and the grounds are well kept and together with the moat are very impressive.
I was fortunate enough to visit Ripon during the few weeks when Markenfield Hall is open to the public, and warmly recommend visiting: it's a delightful moated manor house, with a long history, a lovely library, a black cat, two black swans, and lots of...More
This is an early 14th century house , which is still lived in today & the farm is still active. It is built in stone & parts of original building can still be seen . There is a lovely chapel within the building.
The property is only open for 2 weeks in May, and I visited on 30/04/18. It is a buiding from 1310, with connections to the nearby Fountains Abbey, inhabited by the current owners, therefore only a portion of the property open to the public.
This is a private house and is only open at certain times or by special arrangement so check up before you go. I went as a member of a group by special arrangement. The house is surrounded by a moat and is approached via the...More
We stumbled on information about this Hall and because of the limited details that we could find, we questioned whether we should travel 40 miles to visit. How pleased we were that the house was open. It only opens for limited periods of the year...More
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Hello - it is reasonably... Dogs are welcome in the grounds inside the Courtyard and on three sides of the moat walk - the fourth side of the moat walk is through a field that contains cows and we would ask that you don't go... More
Hello - it is reasonably... Dogs are welcome in the grounds inside the Courtyard and on three sides of the moat walk - the fourth side of the moat walk is through a field that contains cows and we would ask that you don't go into that field with a dog. Depending on who is on duty (and whether they are afraid of dogs) and on the whereabouts of the Hall's cat, you could bring him or her into the entrance hall - we had a visiting Corgi on Monday who sat there with one owner whilst the other owner went around upstairs. Failing that, if there are two human visitors, one could sit on the bench in the courtyard with the dog whilst the other went around the house.