VISITOR
INFORMATION

Our Gardens & Grounds are Open & our Guided Tours are back!

Gardens & Grounds
Open from 10am daily, last entry 2pm.
Enter via. the Takeaway

Gardens & Grounds only tickets:
Adults £5
Concessions/Students £4
Children aged 12 and below visit for FREE

Membership Cards Accepted – HHA and YGHC&G

Sadly, no unauthorized dogs are allowed in the gardens and grounds.
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Our Public Guided Tours are Back !

Tuesday, Wednesday,  *Thursday & Sunday
Tour Times:  10.30am, 11.45am & 1.00pm
Please note the following tours have been cancelled:
 Thursday 23rd June – 1.00pm

Guided Tour plus entry to the Gardens & Grounds tickets:
Adults £10
Concessions/Students £8
Children aged 12 and below visit for FREE

For entry and to book a guided tour, visit the Takeaway.
Online bookings are currently unavailable. 

Tour duration 45 mins – may be longer for Private tours.
Public Guided Tours subject to availability, on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note tour times may vary due to events taking place.
Please note part of the tour is upstairs – Due to the Castle being a listed building we do not have a lift. 

Are you thinking of booking a private guided tour? If so, please contact us for more information. 

Updated 16.06.2022

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Car Parking
From Monday 20th June

Your first hour of parking (£1) can be redeemed in the following outlets:

The Boar’s Head
The Tearoom
The Castle Takeaway
Ripley Store
Ripley Ice-Cream
Harrogate Tipple
Just Makers
Fizzy Fox
Visitors to the Castle Tours, Gardens & Grounds

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We look forward to welcoming you & Thank you for your continued support.

The Walled Gardens are a pleasure to visit at any time of year and in April contain a collection of Hyacinth giving a riot of colour in Spring as well as a magnificent aroma. The huge range of hot houses contain a highly impressive collection of tropical plants, ferns and cacti. Ancient wisteria and clematis thrive on the high south-facing walls.

The Walled kitchen garden contains an extensive herb bed and an extraordinary collection of rare vegetables, grown in cooperation with the Henry Doubleday Research Association.

The pleasure grounds contain a collection of specimen trees from around the world and thousands of spring flowering bulbs, daffodils, narcissi, snowdrops, aconites and bluebells.

 


No visit to Ripley Castle would be complete without a stroll into our deer park. Some of the oak trees are one thousand years old, and they still look magnificent with their impressive girth and gnarled branches. You will see plenty of wildlife on your way round the deer park: fallow deer, rabbits, squirrels, heron, canada and greylag geese, mallard, teal and wigeon, pheasants, woodpeckers and, if you are very lucky, a kingfisher as it flashes past.

The park walk takes you round the castle’s large ornamental lake, across the waterfall and into the deer park itself.

Our Public Guided Tours are Back !

Tuesday, Wednesday,  *Thursday & Sunday
Tour Times:  10.30am, 11.45am & 1.00pm
Please note the following tours have been cancelled:

 Thursday 23rd June – 1.00pm

Guided Tour plus entry to the Gardens & Grounds tickets:
Adults £10
Concessions/Students £8
Children aged 12 and below visit for FREE

For entry and to book a guided tour, visit the Takeaway.
Online bookings are currently unavailable. 

Tour duration 45 mins – may be longer for Private tours.
Public Guided Tours subject to availability, on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note tour times may vary due to events taking place.

 

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Our tours include the Castle Library, Drawing rooms, Tower room and Knights Chamber.

Are you thinking of booking a private guided tour? If so, please contact us for more information. 

Learn more about Ripley Castle’s history

 

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Car Parking
From Monday 20th June

Your first hour of parking (£1) can be redeemed in the following outlets:

The Boar’s Head
The Tearoom
The Castle Takeaway
Ripley Store
Ripley Ice-Cream
Harrogate Tipple
Just Makers
Fizzy Fox
Visitors to the Castle Tours, Gardens & Grounds

Our ‘Takeaway‘ is open for visitors who want to grab and go, serving a selection of take away drinks and snacks and the ever popular Brymor Ice Cream.

The Take Away is open from 10am  daily and is also the entrance to the Castle Guided Tours, Gardens and Grounds entry. 

The Tea Room is in the Courtyard and open all year round providing a warm, friendly and efficient hospitality to all our customers offering indoor and outdoor seating available.

Our menu includes everything from breakfast favorites to satisfying seasonal meals.

All our dishes are made using locally sourced ingredients and we also have a special children’s menu.

Four-legged friends are also welcome inside the Tea Room and Takeaway. Unfortunately we do not allow dogs in the Castle, Gardens and Grounds.

We have taken every precaution to make sure our customers are safe and have reduced the table capacity to ensure social distancing and provide plenty of space.

We have indoor and outdoor seating available. Tables are offered on a first come first served basis and cannot be pre-booked.

For direct enquiries please email : enquiries@ripleycastle.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you.

Click here to view our current risk assessment 

 

 

There are disabled toilet facilities at the following locations in Ripley:

The public WC’s in the village car park.

The Boar’s Head in the center of the village.

The Ripley Castle Takeaway

 

Wheelchair users:

Ripley was built on fairly level ground, so progress is relatively unhindered throughout the village. The Market Square is cobbled but a good tarmacadam road runs the full length from the Main Street to the Castle gates.


Entrance to the Castle:

Parking spaces are available very close to the entrance point.

The Castle Tearoom is fully accessible to wheelchair users and have disabled WC’s. The Castle’s main entrance is ramped and four of the six rooms on the tour are fully accessible to wheelchair users.

The Castle terrace is surfaced with gravel: not ideal for wheelchairs, but it is reasonably manageable. The gardens and grounds are reasonably level and a good network of stone paths ensure you can get to most places. The majority of the hothouses in the Gardens are not currently accessible, but you can pass through the Palm House to get to the grounds. The Park walk is not recommended for wheelchair users.

 


Facilities for the blind and partially sighted:

The guided tour system works very well at Ripley Castle, and because virtually all of the items here are on open display anyway, blind people are encouraged to handle some of the items as they are being discussed. We have always worked on the basis that the civil war armor was made for fighting battles in: anything our visitors manage to do to it while handling it can’t be much worse!


Please note we no longer have a mobility scooter.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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