Plumpton Rocks
Plumpton Rocks
A Grade-II listed landscape garden covering 30 acres of gorgeous Yorkshire countryside near Follifoot in Nidderdale. The scenic beauty of Plumpton Rocks has attracted many artists over the years, including JMW Turner, who painted it as his first commission in oils in about 1798.
Included in the gardens are striking natural rock formations formed of Millstone Grit, attractive woodland walks, and peaceful lakeside trails.

The name Plumpton (sometimes spelled Plompton) derives from Old English meaning a settlement in a woodland place. When Daniel Lascelles purchased the Plumpton estate in 1749 he inyended to build a new manor. However, before the building could be completed he moved to Goldsborough Hall and the Plumpton estate passed to the hands of the owners ofHarewood.. However, the pleasure gardens laid out by Lascelles survived and these form the basis of the Plumpton Rock gardens we can see today.