Guests check in during the afternoon followed by a welcome reception and a short tour of the town before dinner at the Hotel.
The day begins with a visit to the fortified manor of Ripley Castle. Ripley is home to Sir Thomas and Lady Ingilby and has been in the family for over seven hundred years. After a full tour we move on to Ripon Cathedral which dates in part from 672 AD and includes a saxon crypt. After lunch at we visit the fine William & Mary house at Newby. The house was built in the 1690s with the assistance of Sir Christopher Wren. There are fine gardens, a miniature railway and the exquisite Church of Christ the Consoler by William Burges.
Today we journey the short distance to the magnificent Harewood House the home of Lord Harewood. Designed by John Carr with interiors by Robert Adam it features a magnificent collection of Italian paintings together with portraits by Reynolds and the work of modern artists. The landscape designed by Capability Brown includes a Himalayan Garden and a Bird Garden. After time for lunch we travel to Harrogate’s own gardens at RHS Harlow Carr for a tour and some free time.
Check out will be available after a leisurely breakfast.