Built in the 1600s on the site of an older medieval dwelling by a merchant and clothier, James Murgatroyd, East Riddlesden Hall is an imposing 17th century manor house with a stunning collection of embrodries, pewter and oak furniture. The Hall is supposed to be haunted by several ghosts, including the Grey Lady. Her husband is said to have discovered her with her lover and punished her by starving her to death.
The gardens were designed by Graham Stuart Thomas and offer a variety of flora around the year, starting with a beautiful clematis in the spring. The borders grow and come alive through the summer with everything from roses to Alliums and the pyramidal fruit trees. Beyond the formal garden is a Wild Garden which emerges in the spring with swathes of colour and brightness from the narcissi.
Located in Keighley, West Yorkshire, East Riddleston Hall is now owned by the National Trust.