A Room with a view of The Stray

The service we received at breakfast was particularly attentive. As a change from previous days I chose scrambled egg on sour dough toast. I found it to be a delicious combination of flavours.

Conisbrough Castle

After breakfast we checked out and headed towards Brodsworth Hall and Gardens for which we had a pre-booked ticket. On our way there we realised that we would arrive an hour early for our pre-booked time slot. I researched what was nearby and found Conisbrough Castle. Luckily, we were able to book a ticket that would allow us to arrive in the next ten minutes. The castle was enjoyable but brief, allowing us to arrive at Brodsworth for our timeslot.

Brodsworth Hall

Currently Brodsworth Hall is not open and there is a one way system around the garden. This means that sometimes you have to make a choice in direction of travel but the good news is that you can go round again and choose a different direction to enjoy the things missed on the first circuit of the garden. The teashop is currently located outside the house with purchases packed as takeaway. The weather was glorious so we were able to sit on the picnic benches for an Alfresco lunch. Suitably refreshed we chose to do another circuit of the garden to view some more things we had missed.

Brodsworth Hall

I would love to go back and visit the garden at a different time of year and also the Hall when it is allowed to re-open.

After we left Brodsworth we stopped at a farm shop we had noticed as we arrived at Brodsworth  in order to pick up something for fine dining back at home. Much later we enjoyed a delicious pork chop roast dinner. What a fine way to end a holiday adventure.

2 Comments CherryPie on Oct 11th 2020

2 Responses to “Harrogate – Day Four”

  1. Alan Rolfe says:

    One way systems are a fact in of life in these strange times. Alas, takeaways take something away from the peklwasure if visiting such sites but then the paramount need is to stay safe. Booking fir such places does help to control numbers, too, which is welcome.

    • CherryPie says:

      I agree the pleasure of visiting places with lure of tea and cake has diminished due to the current restrictions.

      I like how quiet places are at the moment due to restricted entry.

      I don’t mind the restrictions they are there to keep us safe.

      I do mind the people who ignore the advice to keep others safe.