Ripley Castle and Gardens, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Ripley Castle has been home to the Ingilby family for over 700 years.
As 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, the Hothouses contain a tropical plant collection, and the Kitchen Gardens include rare collections of herbs and spices, fruit trees and vegetables. You can also take a walk around the lake and into the Deer Park.
Features & Accessibility
- Visit England VAQAS
- Member of the Historic Houses Association
- Winter Opening
- Plant Sales
- Children’s Playground
- Gift Shop
- Group Visits
- Facilities for wheelchair users & those with limited mobility
- Facilities for auditory impairments
Things to do
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Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY
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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