Ripley castle market
Ripley Castle Market

Ripley Castle throws open the castle gates for the first of its monthly markets

21 February 2024

Ripley Castle throws open the castle gates for the first of its monthly markets with Real Markets this Sunday 25 February.

Taking place on the last Sunday of every month, Feb – Nov, with a special Christmas market on Sunday 8 December, Real Markets will bring Yorkshire’s finest local and speciality producers of food, drink, crafts and more to the stunning setting of this North Yorkshire castle.

This Sunday sees a host of talented food producers, from Harrogate-based Baltzersen’s to specialist charcuterie from Wass Farm in Ampleforth. Talented makers include Bee Natural Wraps from East Yorkshire who make natural wax wraps to keep your food fresh and Lily & Rabbit from Knaresborough who make award-winning goats milk soap.

Real Markets is in Ripley Castle’s Courtyard and entry is free, plus access to the Castle’s gardens and grounds is also free on market day. Ensuring it’s a day out for all the family, dogs on leads are welcome to the market, gardens and grounds too.

There will be two Ripley Castle tours available this Sunday too, however bookings via the Ripley Castle website is recommended.

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Lucy Allen, Real Markets, said:

We’re thrilled to be returning to Ripley Castle for our monthly markets in 2024. We have an incredible line-up of local producers and makers each month.

There is something very special about meeting and talking face to face with the person who has produced the item they are selling, from bakers to coffee roasters, crochet artists to candle makers, and farmers to jewellers, the products for sale are made with love and a huge amount of talent.


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