Places to explore at East Riddlesden Hall

Father and Daughter strolling in the garden East Riddlesden Hall

From exploring our gardens, house and collection to getting active in our discovery garden or relaxing with a treat in our tea-room we've something for everyone on a visit to our special place.


The Hall was remodelled in 1642 by James Murgatroyd, a local cloth merchant. For generations, the East Riddlesden Hall estate was a hive of farming activity, producing enough milk, cheese and bread to adequately supply the household and its workers.


The house is home to a fascinating collection of furniture, textiles, pewter and much more. To discover what we have, please take a look at our collections directory.


The Great Barn is reputed to be one of the finest barns in northern England, measuring 120ft long by 40ft wide. The barn was originally constructed of wood and was later clad in stone in the late 16th and early 17th-centuries. Why not take a look inside and discover more?


The intimate gardens are the perfect place to relax and unwind. The herb border was traditionally used as the Hall’s medicine cabinet and the Wild Garden is a tapestry of colour thorugh Spring and Summer, the original double seated privy is open too. The ever changing colours and smells make a visit to this garden worthwhile at any time of the year.


The Riverside Walk offers the opportunity for a gentle stroll to look for a range of wildlife in and around the River Aire. Why not pop into the shop before your stroll to pick up a trail sheet to help you identify some of the lesser known wildlife.

Play and adventure

The Discovery Garden will have children looking for bugs and hiding in the Hobbit House, whilst the mud pie kitchen is the perfect place for budding chefs to get creative. The bird hide provides a chance to spy on local wildlife and the natural play area is the perfect place to burn off some energy.
For those in search of adventure, various trails will have young detectives searching high and low for clues.


Visit our shop in the historic bothy building. With books, garden products, kitchenware, conserves and much more, there are plenty of great products to treat yourself or a loved one with.


The intimate tea-room offers light lunches, including sandwiches, soup and jacket potatoes. If you have room for cake then we have plenty of that too! Hot and cold drinks are available to drink in or take away.