Ripley Castle and Gardens, Harrogate

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Castle · Hidden Gem · Garden
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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  • Nice grounds and gardens, couldn't find any deer oddly enough, a few sheep, £5 for a walk in the park  more »
  • Very picturesque and quaint country house and gardens imitating a great castle. We visited during the first lockdown easing in April 21 and only visited the grounds and gardens. A lovely laid out and....  more »
  • Oh what I great place to visit. This lovely little village is a great place to wonder round and enjoy all the amenities it as to over. As the best little shop selling the world's best ice cream and the castle is a great place to visit.
  • We arrived quite late in the day so only paid to go round the grounds and gardens. Glad we did though as it's such a scenic location with deer and a large lake there. The building itself and Ripley village are both very picturesque.
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