Welcome to Kirklinton Hall and Gardens
Take a 17th Century ruin, threatened with becoming a housing estate;
Add 14 acres of gardens and grounds, derelict for 40 years;
Blend with a sense of history;
Mix in a large dollop of irreverence;
Add a generous pinch of fairy dust.
That is the recipe for Kirklinton Hall & Gardens.
Decorate with fresh flowers, a selection of Organic fruit and vegetables – and season with pigs, to taste.
Serve in generous slices: warm, with a chilled glass of wine; or cold, with a log fire, coffee and cake.
Deliberately uncommercialised, Kirklinton Hall & Gardens is a place that invites you to make it your own. Come for an hour, or come for the day. Bring the (grand)children, or come alone. Bring a picnic, or a football; swimming trunks or the Sunday papers. Kirklinton allows you to do pretty much anything, or pretty much nothing.
Homemade cakes, locally roasted coffee and locally blended teas; specially chosen wines and Cumbrian beers; local honey, jams and preserves; home-grown plants and David Austin Roses; Fairies to find, streams to paddle in, a sand pit, a wendy house, swings and croquet; bric a brac and books; fairy gifts, ice cream and favourite sweeties. Oh, and then there’s the pigs.
This is the essence of Kirklinton Hall & Gardens: fun, food, fairies – and pigs!