Been wanting to go here for some time. Fabulous castle with loads of atmosphere. Its easy to pick out where scenes for Harry potter were filmed. The fictional School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that is Hogwarts, comes alive.
The state rooms are boring as far as Im concerned.
You just can’t beat this area for unspoilt quiet beauty.
Embleton to Dunstanburgh
Myself, Mike and Tetley did this walk last Friday. A fifteen minute drive from home starting in Bardsey a small village that apparently has the oldest inn in Britain,
Cross over the A58 Wetherby road and into the woods. The bluebells were out in abundance and the wild garlic accosted the senses.
This walk joins up with the previous walk in Nidderdale. Again on part of the Nidderdale Way. Although only 4 and a half miles there’s a pretty strenuous climb between 3 and 4. Be good to try and join the two together but don’t think I’m quite ready for that yet.