We don’t often go on visits to stately homes and less so guided tours. Usually it doesn’t appeal, but I must say that Ripley Castle is surprising and fascinating. We were taken round by an enthusiastic chap whose name I don’t know, but he looked like he could be the naughty brother of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Ingilby family history includes a rebellious preacher (and prospective saint) executed, a plot to kill James 1st, and inside connections the Guy Fawkes plot; Respect. I wonder if they’ve calmed down a bit.
The grounds are lovely.