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Ripley Castle and Gardens, Harrogate

Categories: Gardens, Castles, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 600+ 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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  • What a lovely place to visit The guides were lovely ladies so informative and cheerful history with humour. Beautiful Gardens 
  • While in England we visited the Ripley Castle to learn about the rich, 700 year history of an aristocratic family. The tour guide was charming and informative. We also enjoyed tea and scones in a cute...  read more »
  • Purchased tickets on arrival for the castle and grounds and had a guided tour of the castle at 11.00a.m. The guide was excellent. She was informative, knowledgeable and amusing which made the tour rea...  read more »
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