Attraction in Harrogate
Ripley Castle is still a family home and has been lived in by the Ingilby family for twenty-six generations. The guided tours of the Castle are amusing and informative, following the lives and loves of one family for nearly 700 years. The Old Tower dates from 1555 and houses splendid armour, books, panelling and a Priest's Secret Hiding Hole, together with fine paintings, china and furnishings collected by the family over the Centuries.
The grounds at Ripley are a delight through every season, with deer park, lakes, woodland walks, and Victorian Walled Gardens - home to the National Hyacinth Collection. Recently restored Hot Houses boast an extensive tropical plant collection, whilst the Kitchen gardens are home to rare vegetables from the Henry Doubleday Research Institute.
Ripley is a model estate village, with individual charming shops, the Castle Tearoom, an art gallery, delicatessen, Church and Farmyard Museum.
Nearest UK Airport: Leeds/Bradford
Tourist Info Number: +44 (0)1423 770 152
Months Open: Open throughout the year - please telephone for details
Discount for Groups: Yes
Contact Name for Groups: Groups - Lesley Johnson Senior; Conferences - Jenny Carter
Admission Price: £8 for groups of 20
Catering: Bar & restaurant facilities at the Boars Head.
Castle Tearoom in the courtyard.
More Attractions nearby
Royal Pump Room Museum (0.34 miles)
Mercer Art Gallery (0.41 miles)
RHS Garden Harlow Carr (1.49 miles)
Mother Shipton's Cave & the Petrifying Well (2.87 miles)
Knaresborough Castle & Courthouse Museum (3.09 miles)
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