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Newby Hall & Gardens

Historic House

Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE

Tel: 01423 322583

River Boat and borders at Newby Hall and Gardens


Newby Hall, the family home of Mr & Mrs Richard Compton, is one of England's finest houses, an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration. Built in the 1690s in the style of Sir Christopher Wren the house was later enlarged and adapted by John Carr and subsequently Robert Adam. The superb contents of the house, collected by Weddell, ancestor of the Compton family, on the Grand Tour include a rare set of Gobelin Tapestries, a gallery of classical statuary and some of Chippendale's finest furniture.


Family Fun at Newby Hall

With 40 acres of award winning gardens to explore, miniature railway, amazing adventure gardens, pedalo boats, water play, Dollshouses, Teddy Bears and much, much more Newby Hall Gardens is the place for a perfect family day out. Meet up with friends and family and make the most of a full day to explore all that Newby has to offer. 

Gardens at Newby Hall

25 acres of fromal gardens with 15 acres of Woodland to explore. Over 10 'gardens within a garden' to explore, ranging from the 'Tropical' Garden, the colour of the Water Garden, the elegance of the White Garden and the tranquility and beauty of Sylvia's Garden


Herbaceous Border

The beautiful double herbaceous border, a length of 170m, is one of the longest in Europe. Structurally laid out by Major Compton in the 1930s, it was during the time of Mr Robin Compton that the borders took on their unique planting feel.


The Shop @ Newby Hall

'The Shop @ Newby Hall' is a space dedicated to modern British art, design and craftsmenship.

The National Collection of Cornus

Newby Hall’s National Collection of Cornus was started by Mr Robin Compton VMH in 1990. He was an astute Plantsman with a particular passion for trees and shrubs and was already familiar with the genus Cornus

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Opening Times

* 2019 Season Opening Times
1st April – 29th September

In April, May, June and September we are closed on most Mondays (except Bank Holidays). In July and August we are open every day.
Gates open at 11am, last admission 5pm. Garden cleared 5.30pm.

Same opening dates as for the gardens, except when closed for private functions – see homepage for latest updates.

Access to the House is by guided tour only, which must be booked at the Entrance Pavilion before you proceed to

Guide Prices

2018 Gate Admission Price
House and Gardens

Adult £18
Over 65s £18
Child (4-15)/Disabled £14.50
Family (2+2) £60
Family (2+3) £70

Gardens only

Adult £12.50
Over 65s £12.50
Child (4-15)/Disabled £9.50
Family (2+2) £40.00
Family (2+3) £50.00



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Helicopter landing
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Sole use of venue
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding planner available
  • Wedding receptions


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Winner White Rose Award Winner 2016
  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Other AwardsHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2016

Road Directions

By Road:On the B6265 between Ripon and Boroughbridge, 2 miles off the A1(M), 40 mins from York.SAT Nav use HG4 5AJBy Public Transport:No 36 bus to Ripon and then by taxi to Newby.The nearest railway station is Harrogate or York, which is 0 miles away.

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