East Riddlesden Hall

Saved from demolition in 1933, this 17th-century country manor house in Keighley, West Yorkshire, welcomed the cast of Channel 5’s Anne Boleyn drama in 2020. The formal gardens, with herb borders, seasonal blooms and climbing ivy, doubled as Greenwich Palace’s gardens and the filming team also used the estate’s stables.

There’s been a manor here since the 7th century, but the East Riddlesden Hall that stands today started life in 1466. The house doubled in size over the following century but it wasn’t until local textile industry mogul John Murgatroyd bought it in 1638 that works began to create the country manor house you’ll see when you visit.

Greenwich Palace, which was known as the Palace of Placentia in Henry VIII’s time, was extended by his father, Henry VII, around the same time as East Riddlesden Hall’s first redesign in the 15th century. Greenwich was Henry VIII’s primary royal palace and Elizabeth I – Anne Boleyn’s daughter – was born there in 1533.


Bradford Rd, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5EL