A lovely spot for a day out the historic Ripley Castle and Gardens enjoys an idyllic setting in the heart of Nidderdale. ... More
Ripley Castle and Gardens
A lovely spot for a day out the historic Ripley Castle and Gardens enjoys an idyllic setting in the heart of Nidderdale. Although the castle with its 16th-century tower, Georgian wing with antique furniture and expansive Capability Brown deer park - has to be the main attraction, the accompanying village is also a delight. Built in the 18th Century in a contemporary French style the castle features a selection of interesting and elegant buildings not least the imposing Hôtel de Ville. Cromwell's Eating House (opposite the castle gift shop) serves lunches and light refreshments while more exotic culinary fare is available from the delicatessen next door and Boar's Head Hotel (The) in the market square. Opening times and dates are seasonal.