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“Newby Hall great for grandchildren”

Newby Hall and Gardens
Ranked #6 of 36 things to do in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We took our three grandchildren to Newby Hall and we all had a wonderful day out, lots of interest - the sculptures were amazing, lovely picnic area, clean toilets, the children played in the adventure play area, and then we had a ride on the train (the best bit). Highly recommend, but you will need good weather.

Thank Mrs M M
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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

My wife and I came here for a wedding here this weekend. The weather was good and the gardens are superb.

Happily recommend.

Thank KH1530
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Wonderful day out with beautiful herbaceous gardens, peaceful areas, lovely walks. The cafe area is perfect with outdoor seating and delicious homemade scones. Everyone is made very welcome with a helpful staff.
The house visits are well worth it and experience guides give a wealth of information on the history of the very gracious and beautifully appointed house.
Just a super day out in North Yorkshire.

1  Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

This house is in a lovely setting and after parking the car we were expecting great things but were very disappointed. We did not take a tour of the house so cannot comment on that aspect. We visited to see the gardens. Apart from the double herbaceous borders leading from the house down to the river which were ok, the rest of the gardens were unkempt and overgrown with weeds. The rose garden looked more like a jungle, there were no blooms in evidence and this in early August! The other individual gardens didn't fare much better. There are a great many urns near the house on the terrace which were completely empty! After paying £10 each we expected more. This may be ok for families but if it's gardens you want then there is much better nearby and FREE! Valley Gardens in Harrogate for example.

6  Thank JillandPaul38
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

I have waited a long time to come here, and driven some distance. How very irritating to find the house closed due to a wedding. This seems increasingly common, alas.
The rest of the visit was excellent. Lovely, varied gardens, excellent food, pleasant staff.

Thank Helrob
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