Newby Hall & Gardens
Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE
A perfect example of the Georgian 'Age of Elegance' with the atmosphere and ambience of a family home.
- Free for members
- Cafe / restaurant
- Free parking
- Parkland / open spaces
- Getting Here
- Opening Times
- Group Visits
- Educational Visits
Newby Hall Gardens near Ripon is the perfect place to meet up with family and friends as there really is something for everyone.
Newby Hall is one of England’s renowned Adam houses. In the 1760s William Weddell, an ancestor of the current owners, acquired a magnificent collection of ancient Roman sculpture and Gobelins tapestries. He commissioned Robert Adam to alter the original Wren-designed house, and Thomas Chippendale to make furniture. The result is a perfect example of the Georgian ‘Age of Elegance’ with the atmosphere and ambience of a family home.
25 acres of stunning award-winning gardens contain rare and beautiful shubs and plants, including the National Collection of the genus Cornus (dogwoods). Newby’s famous double herbaceous borders make the perfect walkway to the River Ure. Formal gardens such as the Autumn and Rose Garden, the tranquility of Sylvia’s Garden and a Tropical Garden make Newby an inspiring and exciting place to explore.
Please check the website for further information, admission times and details about special events.Visit the house's website
Newby is also home to the exciting Adventure Gardens – with a sand pit, swings, dancing water fountains, miniature railway, pedalo boats, aerial zip wire and much, much more.
You’ll find the famous Teddy Bear Exhibition and wonderful Dollshouse Exhibition featuring over 65 exquisite houses which will thrill and delight everyone from 4 to 94.
Don’t leave without visiting our fantastic garden restaurant and amazing design led shop.
Newby Hall Wins Garden of the Year 2019
Newby Hall & Gardens in North Yorkshire wins the 2019 Historic Houses Garden of the Year Award, sponsored by Christie's, in a public vote.
The Story of Newby Hall – Members Lecture
From its origins under William Weddell in the 1760's to the present day, under the stewardship of the Compton family, Historic Houses members can login to watch an hour long lecture about Newby Hall & Gardens.
Why our members love visiting Newby Hall
Susan Murdoch - Visited September 2021
“Love Newby Hall. It is many years since we last visited. I had forgotten quite how beautiful the house, gardens and the location is. They have added a new dolls house exhibition since we were last there.
For dolls house enthusiasts this is definitely a must see. Also a barge rude on the canal and a train rude with a Bear exhibition. Wonderful day out.”
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