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Ripley Castle

1 miles (2.2 km)

Explore the grounds of this Grade I listed14th-century country house in Ripley, North Yorkshire. There's nice trails to follow around the large ornamentallake and through the deer park. Here you can look out for a variety of wildlife including fallow deer, rabbits, squirrels, heron, canada and greylag geese, mallard, teal and wigeon, pheasants and woodpeckers.
There's also a beautiful walled garden and pleasure grounds which contain a collection of specimen trees from around the world including thousands of spring flowering bulbs, daffodils, narcissi, snowdrops, aconites and bluebells.
Also of interest is the guided tour where you learn all about the castle's history and enjoy six of the rooms including the Library, Drawing rooms, Tower room and Knights Chamber.
The Nidderdale Way long distance trail passes to the south of the castle. To extend your walk you could follow the trail west through Hollybank Wood to Hampsthwaite, enjoying views of the River Nidd as you go.
The castle is located just a few miles north of Harrogate where you can pick up the Harrogate Ringway and visit the splendid Nidd Gorge.

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Ripley Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ripley Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Ripley Castle reflections - geograph.org.uk - 1490758

Ripley Castle reflections

The grounds of Ripley Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1490764

The grounds of Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle 1

Ripley Castle

On Hollybank Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1542728

On Hollybank Lane

Ripley (8030718003)

Ripley village

Gardens at Ripley Castle - panoramio

Gardens at Ripley Castle

Gatehouse Ripley Castle - panoramio

Gatehouse Ripley Castle

Daffodils at Ripley Castle - panoramio

Daffodils at Ripley Castle

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Ripley Castle.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Ripley Castle.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

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