Plumpton Rocks successful re-opening weekend

Over the weekend (3 and 4 September 2022), Plumtopn had around 200 paying entry tickets, and many more visiting for free.

A new flat pricing structure is in place, with those aged 16 and above paying £5, with the aim of making it accessible for families.

Plumpton is owned by Robert Hunter, and is the 2nd generation of his family to be custodian of the attraction.

Robert Hunter said:

We are grateful in having investment from Historic England, that enabled us to do a lot of work, and it is no long on the Heritage at Risk Register.

The reopening was made more difficult with lockdowns, ensuring that there the ground was ready for the footfall, and then enduring there wasn’t a fire risk.

It is incredibly exciting to now be back open.

Although Plumpton Rocks is in a rural location, it is also residential area too. It’s a priority that, although we need to be open, we open in a way that has minimal impact to our neighbours – we hope that we got that right on the first weekend.

The plan now is to be open for weekends throughout September and October, between 11am and 6pm.

For now, we are using cash, and I know that is an inconvenience for many, but we are looking to have card payments available very soon though.

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Plumpton Rocks

Plumpton Rocks is a Grade II*- listed 18th century man-made lake, set against a backdrop of dramatic rock formations and surrounded by 30-acres of beautiful parkland.

It is located between Harrogate and Wetherby.

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