HISTORY, INFIDELITY AND GHOSTS
East Riddlesden Hall is an impressive historic manor. It acted as Heathcliff’s home in the 1992 and 2009 film and TV adaptations of Wuthering Heights, and the interior is a fantasyland of massive stone fireplaces and period embroidery.
But what about its residents?
The 17th-century estate once housed the nefarious Murgatroyd family. Legend claims that the River Aire changed its course to flow away from the shamefully ill-behaved clan. Then there are the ghosts. The Grey Lady has a namesake bedroom, where legend says she was murdered for infidelity. The Blue Lady is said to have drowned in the pond. In addition, keep an eye out for the spirits of the family horses, dogs and cats.
East Riddlesden Hall is located on Bradford Road and is just ten minutes by car from the hotel.