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Spofforth was the main seat of the Percy family - one of the most important and influential families in northern England - until the late 14th century. William de Percy, a favourite of William the Conqueror, built a manor house here in the 11th century, and it was reputedly here that rebel barons drew up Magna Carta in The surviving remains are those of a fortified manor house, dating mainly from the 14th and 15th centuries.
about the history of the castle. Spofforth is reputed to be the place at which Magna Carta was drawn up in Several other nearby sites claim ties to the charter, including Byland Abbeywhich once held a copy, and Helmsley Castlefounded by one of the 25 barons charged with keeping King John to the terms of the charter.
Both are around 45 minutes from Spofforth. Spofforth is around half an hour from Clifford's Tower in the city centre of York. Free Entry.
Parking : Free parking is available on the roide in the village. Facilities: There are pubs and a convenience store in Spofforth. Dogs: Dogs on le are welcome.
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