Ripley Castle

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Ripley Castle and Gardens, located just three miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is a historic attraction open to the public all year-round. A visit to the Estate is a captivating and entertaining day out in a picturesque setting.

Its history is marked by political, military, religious, and social turbulence, including periods of plague and persecution, as well as moments of renaissance, enlightenment, and industrial revolution. The tale of Ripley Castle is one of romance, courage, loyalty, and recklessness.

Visitor Information

  • Explore the beautiful Gardens & Grounds, Shops & Eateries at Ripley Castle Estate.
  • Enjoy the Gardens and Grounds daily from 10am, with the last entry at 2pm.
  • Access to the Gardens and Grounds is available via the Main Entrance, next to GrindHus Coffee Shop & opposite the Tearooms.
  • Castle Tours are currently unavailable during the Autumn/Winter Season and will resume from Easter 2024.


Grindhus Coffee House is open daily from 9.30am, serving a selection of drinks and snacks, including the ever-popular Brymor Ice Cream. It’s an ideal spot to enjoy a coffee with friends, people watch, or use as a quiet space to work remotely. The Main Entrance to the Castle Gardens and Grounds opens at 10am.

Castle Tearoom is open every day from 10am to 4pm, offering warm and friendly hospitality with indoor and outdoor seating available. The menu includes everything from light bites to satisfying seasonal meals. Breakfast is also available at The Boar’s Head from 8am.

All dishes are prepared using locally sourced ingredients, and there’s a special children’s menu. Afternoon tea can be arranged in the Tearooms on a pre-booking basis.


Dogs are welcome across the Estate.

Winter admission rates apply from November 6, 2023:

  • Adults: £4
  • Concessions: £3
  • Children under 12 years visit for free.
  • HHA Members enjoy free access with membership cards.


Parking tariffs apply across the Estate.

For accessibility information, visit here.


Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshirem, HG3 3AY
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