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“Family home”

Ripley Castle and Gardens
Ranked #6 of 68 things to do in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

An easy walk to the castle from Ripley Caravan park which my wife managed easily and she is no walker.
Very good informative tour of the castle by our guide. The castle is still very much a family home. We didn't walk in the garden due to the showers.
Lovely cared for village and church which is all prepared to give a huge warm welcome to the impending "Le Tour" spectators in July.

1  Thank BruceBren_10
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

The gardens were lovely and the house tour was interesting, but rather too long for so few rooms. The information could have been a little more concise.

3  Thank travellerL5
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Have been here several times and enjoy the range of facilities. You can visit the castle, which is one of the oldest and best preserved in England, and has belonged to the Ingilby family since the 13th century I think. The gardens are lovely. My daughter had her wedding reception here, and everyone enjoyed the experience and were complimentary . There is a nice cafe/restaurant serving local produce, and a couple of (rather expensive) shops…one selling food and drink and the other souvenirs and knick-knacks. If you wish, you can eat at the Boar's Head Hotel, but in terms of value for money and service, I wouldn't rate it that highly….a bit pretentious without having the quality and sophistication to back it up. But a good place to visit with lots of historical interest.

Thank Marktenjag
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We caught the number 36 bus and if you ask for a Heritage voucher on the bus you can get the admission for half price which is £5.25. The castle is guided tour only but has certain days on which you can look around yourself with guides being available for questions. There is plenty to see and you can relax but the river or with a picnic as we saw others doing. There are also nice walled gardens to see. We had a drink at the local pub the Boars Head who have a nice beer garden to relax in. There is also the famous Ripley ice cream. There were queues for this all day and we didnt partake but it looked delicious.
Well worth a trip and is only around 20 mins on the bus.

1  Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

A charming village , graced by the Castle and facilities : Gallery : Delicateness etc in the Courtyard.
Always enjoy visit including walk around the estate , through the attached woodlands and village itself . The Castle and home is a ' second tier Stately Home ' and totally enjoyable for its relaxed atmosphere - ease of access and fascinating family history going back at least 700 years - probable more
In the area ? , then a should visit specially on a summer afternoon.

1  Thank Mike J
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