The Ruin Open Day

Hackfall, Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019 - 10am to 4pm

No booking required

The Landmark Trust is opening The Ruin in association with Heritage Open Days.

 This little pavilion is dramatically perched above a steep wooded gorge, in the remnants of an outstanding 18th-century garden at Hackfall, conceived and created by the Aislabies. A richly decorated sitting-room opens onto a terrace and from under the ‘ruined’ arches miles of Yorkshire countryside roll out before you. The sitting-room is flanked by a bedroom and bathroom; flitting between the two wings across a moonlit terrace is a truly Gothic experience.

 The Woodland Trust will be holding free Hackfall Heritage Guided Walks on both days at 11.00am-12.00pm and 2.00-3.00pm

Walks 2 miles on steep woodland paths (boots / walking shoes recommended).

 Please follow signs from the Woodland Trust,  Hackfall Car Park on the Masham to Grewelthorpe Road.


Booking recommended  for the  guided walks as there are only 25 spaces available for each walk. To book a place please visit: 


Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history. Click here for location

For further information please contact Booking Enquiries. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5.30pm.

We’d like to raise that due to the nature of our historic properties and their locations,  that some buildings may not be suitable for people with some disabilities or limited mobility. We do endeavour to accommodate additional access needs where possible. Due to the layout and location of this builidng it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. If you have any questions about accessibility of our properties please contact our booking office