This is great and unusual opportunity to explore North Lees Hall, a 16th century tower house, thought to be the inspiration behind the novel, Jane Eyre. Visitors will be able to access all the rooms and the roof terrace on an informal basis. Children’s activities (quizzes and crafts) will be available and there will also be refreshments (tea and cake) on sale with seating on the ground floor and in the neighbouring farmhouse garden.
You can also explore the landscape of North Lees through a range of activities in the countryside close to North Lees Hall and aimed at everyone. These are designed to explore and celebrate the rich heritage of North Lees which lies under the dramatic gritstone cliff known as Stanage Edge. Follow in the footsteps of Romano-British farmers, discover a medieval chapel, explore an 18th century Paper Mill and share in the landscape of Charlotte Bronte and Jane Eyre.
The activities include:
- Creative Writing Workshops
- Self-guided supported heritage trail incorporating stops with mini-activities; for families and individuals.
- Landscape art activities – family focused.
- Archaeological studies centred on a ruined medieval chapel; for older children and adults.
- Guided walks.
Unless otherwise specified the activities will be available from 11am to 3pm on both Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.