Kirklinton hall has had an interesting past it would seem! From being taken over my the RAF during the second world war, used as a home for evacuees, a nightclub, hotel and casino there were plans for houses and flats too that never seem to come to pass, the new owners plan to tun it back in to a family home.
"Adjacent to the 12th Century de Boyville stronghold, Kirklinton Hall is said to have been built from its stone. Begun in the 1670’s, extended in the 1870’s and ruined in the 1970’s, the Hall has been a Restoration Great House, an RAF base, a school, a gangsters’ gambling den and worse. Walk in the footsteps of Norman Knights, Cavalier Commanders, Victorian Plutocrats and the Kray twins..."
You can visit the website for the hall at www.kirklintonhall.com for more info, and see some old photos of when it was still over grown here, at Derelict Places.
There was slabs of cake, beer and wine, tea and coffee available too!
There was even members of the Cumbrian Active Paranormal Society who are also conducting spooky evening walks if you fancy something a bit different :D
For more photos check out Jo's post about the hall too!