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Ripley Castle and Gardens, Harrogate
(4.2/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
With a history spanning over 700 years, Ripley Castle and Gardens is the area’s most popular wedding venue, featuring picture-perfect towers, lakes, parks, walled gardens, and greenhouses. You can explore the estate, which has been the home of the Ingilby family for 26 generations, by joining one of many amusing and informative guided tours. Explore the castle’s impressive collection of armor, books, fine paintings, china, furniture, and chandeliers. Take a walk through the sprawling gardens, noted for housing the national hyacinth collection, and enjoy over 150,000 flowering plants. Don’t miss a brief stop at the restored greenhouses, sheltering a collection of rare vegetables. The castle also offers special tours for families with small children, and includes a children’s play trail in the parkland. Use our Harrogate trip builder to visit Ripley Castle and Gardens on your trip to Harrogate, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Our Air B and B host gave my sister and I complimentary tickets for the Sunday having visited Harrogate Country Living Christmas Fair on the Saturday. Some stalls were duplicated and it was good to se...  more »
  • Visited Ripley today to the Christmas Fair at the castle. Fabulous venue with lots of items to purchase. Tried a lot of new flavours of chutney, spices, gin, sloe gin and almonds covered in chocolate ...  more »
  • On arrival by car we were directed by the very organised staff into allocated parking spaces. I had been invited to the fayre by a friend and was looking forward to a leisurely walk round whilst getti...  more »