Ripley Castle and Gardens, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Ripley Castle has been home to the Ingilby family for over 700 years.

Ripley Castle and Gardens, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Ripley Castle has been home to the Ingilby family for over 700 years.

There are fascinating stories to be told about the Castle and its inhabitants. Because it has belonged to the same family for 26 generations, Ripley’s colourful and sometimes gruesome history is well documented. If the Castle walls could talk they would tell the story of kings and queens; civil war and plagues; secrets concealed behind the Knight’s Chamber panelling; the swashbuckling daughter who held Oliver Cromwell at gunpoint in the library, and numerous clandestine affairs. The Walled Gardens contain some of Britain’s largest herbaceous borders and in April display the National Hyacinth Collection. The Hothouses contain a fantastic tropical plant collection and the Kitchen Gardens include rare collections of herbs and spices, fruit trees and vegetables. In the pleasure grounds you can take a walk around the lake and into the Deer Park.

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Features & Accessibility

  • Visit England VAQAS
  • Member of the Historic Houses Association
  • Winter Opening
  • Plant Sales
  • Children’s Playground
  • Tearoom
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Visits
  • Facilities for wheelchair users & those with limited mobility
  • Facilities for auditory impairments

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY

01423 770152

www.ripleycastle.co.uk

Opening times

Gardens and Parkland daily all year. Castle by guided tour only; daily Easter to September, Weekends only March, October and November. Please see website for seasonal times.

Directions

The Ripley Castle and Village is situated 3 miles north of Harrogate off the A61, 5 miles west of Knaresborough and 7.7 miles south of Ripon.

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