His­toric Area

The People's Friend Special - - OUT & ABOUT -

There’s plenty more to see in the Mid­dle­ham area. The lo­cal buses run to the his­toric town of Rich­mond, where there’s an­other fine cas­tle, and to the small city of Ripon with its cathe­dral and the World Her­itage site of Foun­tains Abbey and Stud­ley Royal.

Be­tween Mid­dle­ham and Ripon is a stark tower in the vil­lage of West Tan­field. This is Marmion Tower, its name bor­rowed by Sir Wal­ter Scott for his verse epic (the one with Young Lochin­var).

It’s a travel motto of mine that wher­ever you go, you can never es­cape Sir Wal­ter Scott. I’ve not been proved wrong yet.

Marmion Tower, West Tan­field.

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