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Ripley Castle and Gardens

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Address: Ripley, Harrogate HG3 3AY, England
Phone Number: +44 1423 770152

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Christmas Fair visit

Our Air B and B host gave my sister and I complimentary tickets for the Sunday having visited Harrogate Country Living Christmas Fair on the Saturday. Some stalls were duplicated... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sara W
Kendal, United Kingdom

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our Air B and B host gave my sister and I complimentary tickets for the Sunday having visited Harrogate Country Living Christmas Fair on the Saturday. Some stalls were duplicated and it was good to see their wares again. Busy but not too busy to see each stall. The terrace with view to the river was full but would have... More 

1 Thank Sara W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Ripley today to the Christmas Fair at the castle. Fabulous venue with lots of items to purchase. Tried a lot of new flavours of chutney, spices, gin, sloe gin and almonds covered in chocolate and dipped in a spice powder. A lovely day with the family before going onto Harrogate for tea. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On arrival by car we were directed by the very organised staff into allocated parking spaces. I had been invited to the fayre by a friend and was looking forward to a leisurely walk round whilst getting into the Christmas spirit. Unfortunately the venue was packed, we spent an hour in the venue before coming out. I felt sorry for... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A well organised fair with some high quality stalls. Quite a few similar outlets - lots of wool&tweed but some excellent and unusual goods on sale. It was extremely busy but not unpleasant. I would like to go back and visit the castle and grounds without the fair as it looked lovely.

1 Thank Soo C
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295 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had free tickets for the Christmas fair at Ripley castle. I might have thought twice about paying (see other comments on trip advisor) It was fair enough. Lots of high quality and niche stalls. At the same time it is what these things always are - places for small largely rural businesses to sell stuff - food, drink, warm... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I know Ripley Castle is only the venue for this Christmas Fayre however I think the owners should seriously play a more major role in the choice of companies that are allowed to sell their products there. I wished I had taken heed of the very negative comments made on trip advisors more seriously. There was very little Christmas cheer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived mid morning in the village of Ripley which was very busy, the Castle is in the centre of the village. Large Marquee full of Christmas Gifts, Ladies clothing, pictures, good selection of items for sale - not full of cheese/food etc like some events. Opportunity to buy coffee and something to eat inside the marquee. Quite crowded and hot... More 

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Colne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to visit the gardens but when we got there a notice said no dogs. We were advised that dogs are welcome in the tea rooms and shop but not the castle or grounds. We could not leave the dog in the car obviously so went on a lovely walk on the bridlepath by the castle past the deer... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply beautiful we popped in for lunch and weren't disappointed sadly it was a flying visit due to time restraints however this is situated within an array of beautiful architecture and if like us you appreciate history it's got a lot to offer in and around the area. Knaresborough is a short drive away where again you can enjoy the... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice castle, could use a bit of updating and a deep clean in certain areas. Parking available in proximity ( right next to the Ripley restaurant ) short walk to the castle, a bit overpriced as well but on some weekends they have free access!

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