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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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  • Even on a soggy, damp day at the end of winter these gardens are worth seeing. There are some lovely trees, a beautiful lake and parkland view from the terrace, and interesting specimens to view in th...  more »
  • Although the castle wasn't open a walk around the gardens and deer park was a lovely way to spend a morning without costing anything. The deer were grazing and easy to see. The walled Gardens being sh...  more »
  • Visited Ripley Castle Gardens last week and really enjoyed seeing the snowdrops in full bloom. The views are stunning from the gardens and we especially enjoyed the walled gardens. Although there is o...  more »