Deer Shed 26th - 29th July 2024
Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

26th - 29th July 2024

Baldersby Park main stage

Baldersby Park

Deer Shed is set in Baldersby Park – a private 18th Century landscaped country park, situated close to the A19 and A1, near Topcliffe, Thirsk.

Its secure site has pasture, mature woodland and an ornamental lake and is rich in wildlife and supports a high level of biodiversity.

The site's history is long and varied. It hosts a pre-historic standing stone and an ancient oak (Yorkshire’s largest) that marked the entrance to the long-forgotten settlement of Newby that the Scots ravaged in the 14th Century. The medieval farming technique of ridge and furrow can be clearly seen across the pastures, as can the Georgian and Victorian landscaping throughout the site. The estate was also used as an army hospital in both World Wars.

The park continues to be part of a working farm, so grazing sheep are its main residents today. Deer Shed slots sympathetically into this backdrop and we are delighted to share this amazing location with our festival visitors every July.