Visit to Ripley Castle

 

Ripley Castle

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.

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Mark Waddington is a former BBC broadcaster and producer. He now works for the Diocese of Leeds as Urban Mission Officer. If you would like to get in touch email mark.waddington@leeds.anglican.org

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