Ripley Castle and Gardens in Harrogate
Ripley Castle and Gardens is a Grade I listed 14th-century country house in Ripley, situated 3 miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The house is built of coursed squared gritstone and ashlar with grey slate and stone slate roofs. A central 2-storey block is flanked by a tower at one end and a 3-storey wing at the other. A gatehouse which stands some 260 feet (80 m) to the south of the main buildings is also Grade I listed, whilst the two weirs over Ripley Beck (and the bridges that straddle them) are grade II listed and the grounds and gardens are also listed at grade II.
The castle has been the seat of the Ingilby baronets for centuries.
Ripley Castle is a historic attraction, open to the public all year round and a visit to the Estate makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out, in a beautiful location.
It's history is one of political, military, religious and social turbulence, of plague and persecution, of renaissance, enlightenment and industrial revolution. It is a tale of romance, courage, loyalty and recklessness.
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