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Discover Yorkshire's Historic Landmark

Ripley Castle and Gardens, situated 3 miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, a historic attraction we are open to the public all year round and a visit to the Estate makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out, in a beautiful location.

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.

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Great News!!

We are allowed to open our Gardens and Grounds again, initially on a limited basis from Tuesday 2nd June 2020.

To ensure social distancing and safeguard the well being of both our visitors, staff, and the village residents, for the moment, to enjoy the Castle’s Gardens and Grounds you will need to pre-book your visit.

This means for an exclusive number of visitors a day we will be able to offer:

· Designated Parking area (The main village car park remains closed)

· Toilets (for the use of paid visitors only)

· Picnic Tables in the Castle Courtyard (Spaced accordingly)

· The Deer Park Walk

· Formal Gardens

· Lake side views to enjoy with a picnic

To book your timed slot click the link on the 2020 Visitor Tickets page.

(A slot entitles you to one car with a maximum of 5 family members)

Please note our system is currently only letting you purchase a ticket

one week in advance of your visit. We are working to rectify this.

The Tea Room will also be open on a take away basis serving soft drinks, tea, coffee, ice creams and snacks

We can’t wait to see you and hear how you think Lady Ingilby has done looking after the gardens!

Please do consider this as our tentative re-opening, we hope to be open as normal by the beginning of July when

all membership cards and incentives will be welcomed.

 No Unauthorised Dogs allowed in the Castle Grounds and Parkland



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