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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor
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.
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
Getting There and Contact Information
Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY, England
Click here to visit Ripley Castle's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
March through October
Gift Shop and Gardens Opening
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00 (last entry 16:30)
Castle Guided Tour for the public
School term time
Monday to Friday 11:00, 12:30, 14:00
School holidays, Saturday and Sunday 11:00, 12:00, 14:00
The castle is only available to see via guided tour.
March through October (Saturdays and Sundays)
Under 5s: Free
March through October (Monday to Friday)
Under 5s: Free