Ripley Castle and Gardens, Harrogate

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#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Harrogate
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. Plan your Ripley Castle and Gardens visit and explore what else you can see and do in Harrogate using our Harrogate trip itinerary planner .
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 fasc...  more »
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  • Wonderful place, nice walks and scenery with amazing castle to walk around via guided tour. A great place to take the family for a day out to enjoy the gardens and big lake, then maybe buy an ice cream at the local village ice cream shop. Well worth the visit and free parking too.
  • A great place to visit for a stroll around their extensive gardens and historic building. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and did a great job.
  • Beautiful castle and gardens. Very knowledgeable guides. Reduced prices mid week.
  • Lovely place to spend a day outside. Beside seeing the castle itself, you can have a walk around the lake and see a herd of deer from a short distance! There is also a lovely souvenir shop.
  • Nice Sunday afternoon visit informative tour of the house friendly staff parkland view

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