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Ripley Castle

  • Harrogate
  • Indoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Tourist Attractions, Castles and Palaces, Activity Centres

Attraction Information

Ripley Castle, built in 1345, is full of armour, priests hiding holes and lots of great histrorical things to look at. There are also beautiful gardens and a deer park which the smalls will love and a large tropical plant collection to saunter through. Lovely!

Ripley Castle Guides have tailor-made a tour especially for children. The children will be introduced to 26 generations of fascinating Ingilby family history which will include the wild boar hunt that nearly killed King Edward III, religious persecution, the Gunpowder Plot, Oliver Cromwell being kept prisoner at gunpoint in the Library and all about eccentric ancestors plus some ghost stories!

These tours are entertaining, engaging and fun and available at 11:45 and 13:45 every Saturday and Sunday between 23rd March and 3rd November and daily during the school holidays (excluding February half term and the Christmas break).

The tour takes approximately 45 minutes and are specifically geared for children aged 5 to 16 years with their family. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Opening hours

April - October
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00

November - March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Castle Tours by appointment only

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £10.00
Kids (5-16): £7.00
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £25.00

Travel & Contact Information


Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY, England

Phone number

01423 770152



Click here to visit Ripley Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Ripley Castle has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Ripley Castle has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Ripley Castle is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Ripley Castle have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Ripley Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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