Kiplin Hall & Gardens

, in Richmond

Address: Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6AT

Phone: +44 01748 818178


Visit Website


Explore this fascinating Jacobean family home and its fabulous grounds with changing exhibitions, beautiful walks through the grounds, a busy calendar of events and activities, and much fun to be enjoyed by all the family.

Kiplin Hall was built in the early 1620s for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I and founder of Maryland, USA. Tour the Hall and discover the history of the four fascinating families, all connected by blood or marriage, who have owned the Hall through the centuries. Royal relatives included King John, James I, Charles I and Charles II.

The house is furnished as a comfortable home, filled with furniture, portraits, paintings, objects and personalia of the owners and their families. Visitors are welcomed into a home that has the feeling of having just been vacated by its Victorian owners or WWII tenants!

Enjoy 90 acres of woodland, gardens and parkland and the fabulous views across the lake to the Yorkshire Dales. In the 20th century, the once beautiful gardens were in decline, however, these ‘lost’ gardens are being sensitively restored, gradually re-emerging in their former glory against the lovely, tranquil backdrop of Kiplin Hall.

From the first snowdrops and aconites in February, through to the glorious autumn colours, this developing garden is a joy! Topiary hedges surround the White and Rose Gardens. Close to the house, Perennial and Hot Borders, Knot Gardens and a Sensory Garden flourish. In the warmer months, dragon and butterflies dance in the Bog Garden.

The Walled Garden is again productive and seasonal fruit and vegetables are used in the Tea Room and are on sale to visitors. A small Garden Museum tells the history of the gardens, and a collection of horticultural equipment is on display.

Kiplin Hall and Gardens offer much fun for children to play, explore and discover. From the play ship to the bog garden; pond dipping to giant garden games; trails and fun in the Families Activity Room. For further information visit or call 01748 81 81 78.


Type Price
Adult £10
Child 5-15 £5
Concession £9
Small Family (1 adult + 2 children) £16
Large Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) £26


  • On-Site Parking
  • Pets Accepted
  • Child Friendly
  • Indoor
  • Card Payment
  • Annual Pass

Related Accommodation

Aquarius Rising

Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7PJ

Greystones, Thwaite

Greystones, Thwaite, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6DR

Lovely Seat

Swaledale House, Skeugh Head Lane, Skeugh Head, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6DU

Related Attractions

York House Antiques

60 Market Place, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4JQ

The White Swan

51 High Street, Gilling West, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 5JG

The Swaledale Cheese Company

Mercury Road, Gallowfields, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4TQ