Back in June 2018 we went to The Broughton Hall Estates for a Land Rover Experience Day, this is where you get to drive cars in off road conditions. We have been to a couple and I like to pick ones that have a large house or castle in the grounds. Husband gets to drive and I get to take photos 🙂 We had spent the night in our motorhome near Bolton Abbey and drove over to Broughton Hall in the morning, the weather looked a bit iffy. The rain held off, although it did became very overcast, but now again blue sky appeared. The trip over the Yorkshire countryside was beautiful and we reached our destination in good time.
Yellison Farm Barns, a former goat farm high on the Moorside within the Broughton 3,000 acre estate, this was where we would be spending the morning….having fun, driving up and down places that no cars should really go. The scenery was wonderful and I took way too many photos.
I asked our instructor if we could by any chance, have a quick look at the house before we finished. No problem, we would drive through the front gate, drive pass the house, and then behind the house and back up to Yellison. Great, the only problem, the house is a venue for weddings, in fact you can rent the whole house, if you want too. Anyway this meant that wedding photos were being taken by the gates directly to the house……did this stop me, no I just smiled, made my way through the group, took a few photos and then made a hasty retreat.
Broughton Hall dates back to 1597 and has belonged to the Tempest Baronet family for 900 years.