Broughton Hall

History seeps through the pores of Broughton Hall Estate, which has been owned by the same family for 900 years. The Grade I-listed hall near Skipton dates to 1597 and was partly designed by William Atkinson, the architect behind Durham Cathedral. Such grandeur was perfect for the character of Mrs Pumphrey and her infamous dog Tricki Woo in the new adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small.

James breaks the news to Mrs Pumphrey (played by the late Dame Diana Rigg) that Tricki will be staying at Skeldale house with him in episode 4, so that he can get to the bottom of his ailments. This clip is filmed at Broughton Hall (the location for Mrs Pumphrey’s home), where you’ll see the house’s beautiful gilt-tinged salon interiors in the scene.

Episode 4 of All Creatures Great and Small is your last chance to see Dame Diana Rigg in the series. You can stream the series on My5.

Broughton Hall also makes an appearance in the Netflix mini-series The English Game, where it features as lead protagonist Arthur Kinnaird’s house. It has also hosted a number of other productions, such as new feature film The Banishing (2020), about England’s most haunted house, as well as BBC drama Gentleman Jack and Calendar Girls (2003).

Location

Eden, Skipton BD23 3AE

Planning a visit?

Situated a short drive (2.5 miles) from Skipton and an hour’s drive to both Leeds and Manchester, The Broughton Hall estate hosts retreat and has off-grid holiday homes within 3000 acres of spectacular Yorkshire Dales countryside. Broughton Hall itself can be hired for private house party stays. For further inspiration on places to stay and things to do in the area, visit Welcome to Yorkshire