The Ruin Free Public Open Days

The Ruin Free Public Open Days

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HG4 3DE

The Ruin

Grewelthorpe

HG4 3DE

United Kingdom

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Join us at these free public open days to learn more about this curious little folly

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The Landmark Trust are opening this property in conjunction 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.

The terrace upon which The Ruin sits suffered a serious collapse in 1993 and had to be shored up with a reinforced concrete, tied back in to the rockface and faced with stone. This work was undertaken by English Heritage in 1995. While Landmark strove to raise the necessary funds for the restoration of the building, and despite emergency scaffolding, the dome of the central apse at the rear collapsed in December 2001.

Come along and find out more on the restoration and history of this charming little building.

History sheets and a children's activity pack will be available.

Please note that there is no parking at this property - please follow parking signs on arrival.

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