Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

This is the beautiful Ripley Castle.
Ripley Castle has been home to the Ingilby family for over 700 years.

Because it has belonged to the same family for 26 generations, Ripley’s colourful and sometimes gruesome history is well documented. If the Castle walls could talk they would tell the story of kings and queens; civil war and plagues; secrets concealed behind the Knight’s Chamber panelling; the swashbuckling daughter who held Oliver Cromwell at gunpoint in the library, and numerous clandestine affairs.

The Walled Gardens contain some of Britain’s largest herbaceous borders and in April display the National Hyacinth Collection. The Hothouses contain tropical plant collections and the Kitchen Gardens include rare collections of herbs and spices, fruit trees and vegetables. In the pleasure grounds you can take a walk around the lake and into the Deer Park. - from Yorkshire's Great Houses and Castles

This photograph was taken from the footpath which follows the edge of the grounds. It is difficult to capture the whole castle from the front entrance.

For castle lovers, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9111 W: 362 N: 21083] (83074)
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