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Ripley Castle | Ripley

North Yorkshire

01423 770152

Ripley Castle | Ripley

Ripley Castle and Gardens, situated 3 miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is an historic attraction open to the public all year round and makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out, in a beautiful location, with memorable surroundings.




IMPORTANT Please check the following before visiting:


Friday 21st June: Castle Tours at 11am, 12.15pm with the last tour at 1.30pm


Saturday 13th July:  Castle and Gardens CLOSED for private event


Saturday 17th August:  Last Castle Tour 12 noon, Gardens close at 1.15pm for private event


Friday 23rd August:  Castle and Gardens CLOSED for private event


General Castle Opening Times


Entry is by Guided Tour Only


January, February and December:  Weekends only, Castle Tours at 11.00am, 12.30pm & 2.00pm


April to October, Weekends and School Holidays:  Castle Tours hourly from 11.00am to 3.00pm,


April to October, Term Time Weekdays only:  Castle Tours at 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm


March and November:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays: Castle Tours at 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm


Garden Opening Times


Open daily throughout the year (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, & New Years Day)

9.00am - 5.00pm (4.30pm winter months). 


Special guided tours of the gardens with our Gardener take place monthly from March to September and weekly during August.


Childrens Tours


Our Ripley Castle Guides have tailor-made a tour especially for children. These tours are entertaining, engaging and fun and available at 11.45am and 1.45pm every  Saturday and Sunday between 23rd March and 3rd November and daily during the schools holidays (excluding February half term and the Christmas break). The tour takes approximately 45 minutes and are specifically geared for children aged 5 -16 years with their family. Children must be accompanied by an adult.