Studley Royal deer park
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Our deer park at Studley Royal is a much-loved part of the estate; home to over 500 wild Red, Fallow and Sika deer.
The Deer Park once contained the Tudor manor house known as Studley Royal House – but this was largely destroyed by fire in 1716 and so was rebuilt about 50 years later in the grand Palladian style. Sadly, this house too was damaged by fire in 1946. The building was entirely demolished shortly afterwards.
Today all that remains to remind us of the house is the impressive stable block, built between 1728 and 1732, which is now a private residence.
The Deer Park also contains a large variety of ancient trees – many are over 300 years old. The lime tree avenue leads the eye down through the deer park to the original entrance to the estate, and all the way to Ripon Cathedral.