Ripley Castle and Gardens
A 700 year-old castle steeped in history with magnificent grounds, lakes, deer park, walled gardens, hothouses and kitchen garden.
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AYGet Directions
- Accessible loos
- Accessible parking
- Cafe / restaurant
- Charged parking
- Easily accessible without car
- Mostly wheelchair accessible
- Parkland / open spaces
- Picnic area
Ripley Castle and Gardens is situated 3 miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The Castle Gardens and Parkland are open to the public all year round, the Castle is viewed by guided tour only April to October; a visit to the Estate makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out.
Our history is one of political, military, religious and social turbulence, of plague and persecution, of renaissance, enlightenment and industrial revolution.
It is a tale of romance, courage, loyalty and recklessness.
There is no final chapter because we are still here, still enjoying the adventure.
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.
Gardens and Grounds
Open Daily 10am-3.00pm closed Christmas Day/New Years Day
Castle Tours (May – end of Sept)
10.30am – 11.45am – 1.00pm
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Guided Tour, Gardens & Grounds
Children under 12 FOC
Gardens & Grounds Only
Children under 12 FOC
Groups are welcome.
Field trips are an important part of every child’s development.
Our enthusiastic guides can make our seven hundred year old Castle come alive with interesting and fascinating anecdotes; we are an ideal location to enhance any child’s education.
Our Education Information Pack will be sent on request to assist teachers before and during a visit to Ripley Castle.
Please contact us for more information:
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY
The Ripley Castle Estate is situated 3 miles north of Harrogate off the A61
The 36 bus service from Leeds to Ripon goes through the village of Ripley every 20 minutes and this service takes approximately 15 minutes from Harrogate.
York to Harrogate by train is 30 minutes and Leeds to Harrogate by train is 40 minutes.
Harrogate to Ripley Cycle Route 67.
Parking is subject to a charge but the first hour can be reclaimed in the form of credit towards a shop purchase.
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