Although this geo-cache is a traditional cache in its own right, it is also part of the Harrogate Hobble multi-cache. You may wish to refer to that cache before doing this one.
In the log book you will find a word, make a note of it. You will need this word to enable you to find the Harrogate Hobble cache. You will also need the words that can be found in these other caches:
Now about this cache…
This castle has been in the ownership of the Ingilby family for 26 generations since 1320. Henry Ingilby collected taxes for Edward III and this helped for the construction of Windsor Castle.
Oliver Cromwell was a guest here (as a prisoner) and there is even a priests secret hiding hole.
The village has some unusual architecture as a former Ingilby was interested in France. Note the village/town hall which is named ‘Hotel de Ville’ - Its the building three to the left of the ice cream shop as you look from the castle
The grounds include a small lake and deer park.
There is ample free parking in the village (try the famous ice-creams in the village shop-If available try the Turkish Delight flavour) and the cache is a short 0.3 km walk from the centre of the village alongside the castle, and onto part of the Nidderdale way. At the cache site the deer park is on your right.
The owner of the ice cream shop varies the make, and the mixed variety with Vanilla is the best option. Let me know what yours was...
The main cache box is in a 1 litre snap lock box and see if you can find the second (popped there as the main one vanished and then re-appeared !!!) is a small 3 " x 2 " box
NB It is not a requirement to find both boxes, just one, preferably the main larger one.