World-famous ice cream in North Yorkshire
Named as one of the best villages in Britain by The Times, Ripley will bowl you over with its beauty. Situated just 3 miles north of Harrogate, it’s best known for its country castle and ice cream. People come from far and wide just to visit the shop simply called Ripley Ice Cream. The village is ideally placed for exploring the Dales and Yorkshire’s ‘golden triangle’ between north Leeds, Harrogate and York.
Take in the grandeur of Ripley Castle
No visit to Ripley is complete without a visit to its magnificent stately castle, surrounded by exquisite gardens and deer park landscaped by Capability Brown. The guided tours here are anything but stuffy, offering an amusing an informative commentary on the lives and loves of the Ingilby family, who have lived here for 700 years.
Spend the day in Harrogate
With its eye-catching listed buildings and pretty gardens, Harrogate is one of Yorkshire’s most elegant destinations. Have some well-deserved pamper time at the luxurious Turkish baths, queue up for afternoon tea at Betty’s and get some fresh air on The Stray, an area of open grassland that encircles the town. Planning a trip to Ripley? Both Travelodge Harrogate Hotel and Travelodge Harrogate West Park Hotel are a short drive from the village.