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So much fun

A really fun place to spend 3 hours. The is a little boat where children pedal it. The adventure... read more

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So much to offer. Impressive stately home. Stunning grounds/gardens. Wonderful attractions/activities/miniature train

Newby Hall was our first trip on our first day (Sunday) staying in adjacent Ripon. It is always one... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Ray S
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A fantastic family day out. Amazing Adventure Playground, Spectacular Gardens and Elegant Georgian House. Restaurant & Shop..the perfect place to meet up with friends and family
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Off the A1 | in between Ripon and Boroughbridge, Ripon HG4 5AE, England
+44 1423 322583
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really fun place to spend 3 hours. The is a little boat where children pedal it. The adventure playground is so fun. The swing boats are so fun. It also has a little river cruise which is all about wildlife. You can also get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Bibcay
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Newby Hall was our first trip on our first day (Sunday) staying in adjacent Ripon. It is always one of the most popular destinations for tourists and locals alike because of its incredible great house with immense and important family history, delightful garden grounds and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ray S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

One of our party had booked for the talk on marquetry in the main hall so we arrived in plenty of time. We took the first ride on the river boat cruise and this was very peaceful and relaxing, although we did not see any...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Have visited here many times,Always pay to go around the gardens,The house is a seperate price,We got there a bit early,to see the gardens in full bloom,but there was still plenty to see,Have. Previously taken my now 4yr old grandson,as the little train line is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CarolMary
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit but felt the reception staff very inappropriately rude and abrupt. Beware. Lovely grounds, nice walk, nice food, awful reception. Good luck. Enjoy

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank David E
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We got to the house in time for the 3pm tour. We were very lucky as the 5 of us were the only ones on it. It was very informative and because it was only us, we asked more questions and were not so formal...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank juliaelizabethann
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We may well be being unfair in giving this site a 4 but we can only review it as it was on the day we visited - we want to go back and see it again when we can appreciate it all. The tour of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank honeysrascal
Reviewed 8 September 2018

My husband and I visited Newby Hall & garden last year, and were looking forward to an enjoyable day. We first visited the beautiful collection of dolls houses nearby the house as this was one of the reasons for our visit. The dolls house museum...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Milady100
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely day at a classic car rally at Newby Hall. Parking was plentiful and there was still plenty of open space to enjoy. Gardens are lovely to walk around and there is plenty for the kids, train ride, riverboat, paddle boats, bear...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 3 September 2018

First time visit with friends to meet and chat and what a superb place. Gardens are beautiful and as weather was nice just made a great day. Had picnic in a lovely area set aside for them. Loads for kids to do, even though we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ian M
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Danielle J
29 July 2018|
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Response from restorergirl | Reviewed this property |
We were officially told that we could view the house at our leisure, without any guide. Apologies for late reply, not on computer all the time!
Jennifer B
30 June 2018|
Response from 37josh |
No dogs aren't allowed.
Amy S
12 May 2018|
Response from restorergirl | Reviewed this property |
Apologies, Amy. We didn't go on the paddle boats or the train.