Boar's Head

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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2018 Opening Times

Gardens,  Parkland, Admissions &  Gift Shop 

Summer 9.30am – 5pm

April – October

Winter 10.00am– 4pm

November – March

(Last entry 30 minutes before closing)


Castle Guided Tours 2018

Please note the Castle is avaialble to view by Guided Tour Only 

Summer Tours
Available Monday to Sunday from 21st July to 2nd September

11am, 12noon, 1pm* & 2pm
(*1pm is a 45 minute tour especially for families with children aged 5 to 13 years)

The Castle is visited by Guided Tour only

Please note the 2pm tour on Wednesday 22nd
& Sunday 26th August have been cancelled 

Winter: November – March – Castle Tours by private prior appointment only.

Due to events please check our website or phone 01423 770152

as times may change without prior notice.


 No Dogs allowed in the Castle Grounds and Parkland

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