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Ripley Castle and Gardens

Ripley, Harrogate HG3 3AY, England
+44 1423 770152
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A very pleasant surprise

We had no idea what to expect when we dropped in on the off chance. Wow, what a surprise; free... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
kids loved it

free during the week, great walk around the lake. a little park for the kids .loads of sheep... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Danny M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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“deer park” (81 reviews)
“walled garden” (66 reviews)
“guided tour” (76 reviews)
Ripley, Harrogate HG3 3AY, England
+44 1423 770152
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had no idea what to expect when we dropped in on the off chance. Wow, what a surprise; free parking, free entry to the park and grounds (weekdays only I think). The Walled garden was beautiful and the grounds a photographers dream.

1  Thank bazraznorfolk
Reviewed 2 days ago

free during the week, great walk around the lake. a little park for the kids .loads of sheep droppings so watch were the kids play. loved playing in the woods.

1  Thank Danny M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ripley Castle remains a family home and is all the better for that. The house can be seen via a guided tour, which was very interesting and well presented by the guide, and the house itself has a fascinating history. There are all the trappings...More

1  Thank steven w
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our U3A gardeners' group visited Ripley Castle on a day which promised to be dull and damp, but turned out beautiful. We didn't go in the castle, but took advantage of the free weekday access to gardens and park. There was much of interest in...More

1  Thank 154barbara
Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter had her wedding reception here three weeks ago. From the first discussions with Ripley over a year ago to the day after the wedding nothing was too much trouble for them. The staff were amazing, both leading up to the wedding and on...More

1  Thank vm37kl
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ripley Castle is not spectacular or amazing in any particular way but taken together with attractions in the village makes for a very pleasant half day visit. There is a large free carpark as you come into the village, a very good tea room within...More

1  Thank quantockm
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to be staying at The Boars Head so had free tickets for grounds and castle although we just walked round the grounds it was lovely by the lake and back through the gift shop you could have coffee in the courtyard...More

1  Thank christine s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ripley castle and Ripley church are really worth a visit. The church is packed with history. The castle guided tour is most informative. We spent a good four hours in Ripley.

1  Thank Brian N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a manor house set in acres of space, with associated shapes and cafes housed in the out buildings. The tour of the house takes in the tudor tower and explains the interesting family history of the Ingleby strain. Particularly their part in the...More

1  Thank rachelbrady2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a family wedding at the castle. It was fantastic. The staff were attentive. Food excellent. We stayed over night at the boars head inn so had reduced entrance into the castle and grounds. We were glad we took advantage of this. The guided...More

1  Thank goldenjag
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16 June 2017|
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Response from AHpocketrocket | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember too much walking, more standing around. The staff were very helpful I'm sure they'll provide chairs for sister. Enjoy😊
9 May 2017|
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Response from AHpocketrocket | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just seen this. If it's not too late, the tour takes a good hour and you don't need to book in advance. I would definitely recommend the tour to hear the fascinating history of the house.
21 October 2016|
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Response from sirth0mas | Property representative |
We are open that weekend: see our website for details of entrance fees