We have visited a lot of National Trust places last year and East Riddlesden Hall, located near Saltaire, was another awesome little gem ! A house has been present on these grounds since the 7th century. A medieval hall was built in the 14th century, then a house was constructed south of the medieval hall a century later. The hall was then transformed into a comfortable manor house in the 17th century. The day we visited, there was a wedding organised in the barn, it looked lovely but I thought it would have been rude to take pictures !
Although it is a small property, it contains a lot of interesting rooms full of little objects and is the interior is a beautiful example of a 17th century merchant’s home. The staff was very knowledgable and it was nice to learn the history of the place !
Behind the hall, there is also a lovely little garden. We enjoyed the tranquil Wild Garden and the scented Herb Border which was used as a medicine cabinet by the people who once lived here. It was a sunny day and we really had a great time ! It’s smaller than other national trust places we’ve visited around Yorkshire and I don’t think a full day is necessary to enjoy the place ! You can easily combine this visit with Saltaire !
I will resume my Taiwan road trip series soon !