From the first glimpse of the Hall from between the farm buildings to the moment the mediaeval courtyard opens up as visitors pass beneath the Tudor gatehouse, Markenfield never fails to astound. Starting in the Undercroft - the original mediaeval kitchen and storage area - where the scars of the vaulting can be clearly seen - the history of this great house begins to unfold. From here, upstairs to the great hall and on to the chapel, which in turn leads to the four poster bedroom, visitors are kept informed by the hall's friendly volunteers. An ideal end to the visit is a walk around the moat. Originally build defensively, the moat is now patrolled by a pair of black swans. Situated between Ripon and Harrogate, Markenfield is surrounded by a wealth of attractions including Newby Hall, Ripley Castle and Fountains Abbey. Refreshments can be found nearby on the A61.
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Markenfield Hall Ripon HG4 3AD
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Disabled access : Drop-off point at front of house for wheelchair users. Wheelchair access available to Undercroft on ground floor, where album of images available depicting hall and Chapel on the second floor. Opening Times : 30 April-14 May and June 11-25 inclusive, 2-5pm daily. Last Admission : Last admissions: 4:30pm. Admission Prices : Adult £6, concessions £5