Newby Hall & Gardens

A perfect example of the Georgian 'Age of Elegance' with the atmosphere and ambience of a family home.

Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE

Newby Hall and Gardens in North Yorkshire

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Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
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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.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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29 March – 29 September

The Hall will be fully open for 1 hour guided tours, maximum of 20 per session, please book online.

Gardens Open 11.00am-5.30pm on non event days.

Book your place as a Historic Houses member here.


Historic Houses members visit for free but must have booking place and reference number.

Adult house and garden: £28.00

Child (aged 4-16): from £24.00

Under 2s: free

To book your place either as a Historic Houses member or just a member of the general public, click here.

Group Visits

Groups are very much welcome at Newby.

Groups of 15 or more can benefit from discounted entry plus free entry for group leaders, couriers and coach drivers.

Educational Visits

Newby presents endless opportunities for an inspirational educational visit. The ancient sculptures in the Statue Gallery and the interactive Zimbabwean Sculpture Workshops (from June) give wonderful scope for discovering the arts.

The woodland walk and gardens provide a wealth of material, while the house itself is a very special environment in which to explore form, colour, design and mathematical proportion as well as architecture and social history. During June, July and August, Matombo Zimbabwean Sculpture workshops are available free of charge for all ages – please ask.

Newby’s wonderful adventure playground is a fantastic place to let off steam with an amazing variety of experiences including the miniature railway. There is a large picnic area close to the coach park for lunch and if it is wet, we will do our best to provide undercover space.

If you would like to make a pre-visit to see what Newby has to offer your children, we will be happy to arrange a complimentary ticket for you and your family.

To make a group booking for your school/class please contact the Estate Office on 01423 320406.

for the latest information.
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE

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Just off the A1(M) between Ripon and Boroughbridge.

36 Bus from Leeds or Harrogate. Then Number 22 bus from Ripon Bus Station (1 mile walk up drive).

Award-winning gardens

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.

The Adventure Gardens & Teddy Bear Exhibition

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 gardens has a range of plants

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.

Newby Hall and Gardens in North Yorkshire

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

Newby Hall Gardens in summer

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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