The ruin we see today and known as Slingsby Castle is in actual fact a Jacobean mansion which was built around 1630-1640 for Sir Charles Cavendish, the grandson of Bess of Hardwick.
The ruin is now in the care of English Heritage and is on that body’s regional Heritage at Risk register. It is in a dangerous state and is not open to the public. DO NOT attempt to enter the site.
Colour photographs by Geoff Brooks
More details about Slingsby Castle can be found HERE