We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A Home That is a Castle

The grounds and gardens surrounding the castle are beutifully peaceful and verdant. Lovely site... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Foster City Ca
Beautiful grounds and castle

We walked around the gardens and grounds - stunning scenery! We also took the castle tour which was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ruth S
Mooresville, North Carolina
Read all 893 reviews
All photos (390)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“deer park”(87 reviews)
“walled garden”(74 reviews)
“guided tour”(93 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Ripley, Harrogate HG3 3AY, England
+44 1423 770152
Reviews (893)
Filter reviews
874 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsdeer parkwalled gardenguided tourboars headfamily homewedding venueround the lakepriest holeoliver cromwellbeautiful villagelovely groundslakeside walkstately hometea roomwell worth a visitgift shopfamily history
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 874 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

The grounds and gardens surrounding the castle are beutifully peaceful and verdant. Lovely site for a walk on a sunny day. The "Castle" itself has been home to the same family for over 700 years and is worth the short tour. While the tour itself...More

2  Thank treborz1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked around the gardens and grounds - stunning scenery! We also took the castle tour which was very well done. Learned and saw artifacts and things related to England we did not know. Well worth a visit! Our son has biked there from Harrogate...More

2  Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited many times & always enjoy walking round the lovely lake watching the wildlife. Have also visited the castle which we found interesting.

2  Thank jennymcd2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth seeing such an amazing castle. After looking round the castle enjoyed a cup of tea in the lovely on site cafe.

2  Thank drcraigo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A grand day out. Highly recommended Beautiful house with a lot of history Some real characters in the Ingilby family and the guides will tell you everything you need to know Tour takes about 70 minutes Gardens are plentiful Large lake walk Woodland walk Walked...More

1  Thank JohnCasey29
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good free car parks and worth the cost to tour the castle and grounds. The castle tour is very interesting. Also there is a very good Cafe.

2  Thank PETERPAN342
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the first time last weekend, and was bowled over by the beauty of the entire place. The house tours are really interesting, and the tour guides really know their stuff. The walk around the grounds and deer park is gorgeous. I would fully...More

2  Thank 19laura93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Ripley Castle Gardens while staying at the Boar's Head in early June. On our three week tour of Scotland and England we visited 14 gardens including Ripley which was not on our original list. Our plan was to drive into York and...More

2  Thank James S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great wedding venue, lovely grounds with lake and deer park. taff are excellent and the Boars Head is great for drinks and a bite to eat.

2  Thank BaldyMcGoo2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided on the spur of the moment to take a trip to Ripley castle. Members of the HHA so we got in free. The lady that sold us the tickets was charming. The weather was a little incliment but that did not spoil our walk...More

4  Thank caltoncat
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Harrogate
The Boar's Head
835 reviews
.18 km away
Warner Leisure Hotels Nidd Hall Hotel
1,596 reviews
1.98 km away
The New Inn
91 reviews
2.57 km away
Duke's Place
28 reviews
3.09 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 401 restaurants in Harrogate
The Restaurant @ The Boar's Head Hotel
249 reviews
.18 km away
Chequers Inn Restaurant & Carvery
79 reviews
3.76 km away
The Malt Shovel
245 reviews
3.97 km away
The Station Hotel
474 reviews
3.77 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 141 attractions in Harrogate
All Saints' Church
13 reviews
.12 km away
The Old Farmyard Ripley
5 reviews
.26 km away
Ripley Ice Cream
136 reviews
4.73 km away
Royal Hall Theatre
319 reviews
5.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
2 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
No it isn't but if you are a card holder for the following:- HHA Members – Free Castle & Gardens RHS Members* – Free Garden entry enjoy your trip :)
Mark H
7 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Stevenson_steve | Reviewed this property |
Free parking just outside Ripley gate closes 19:30 :-)
Robert S
22 December 2017|
Response from drfcok | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed