The Boar's Head Hotel is on the Ripley Castle Estate and guests have free access to the walled garden, deer park and lake. It was originally a coaching inn on the Leeds to Edinburgh route. The hotel has its own lawn and courtyard garden. The hotel's restaurant is excellent. In addition to the Ripley Castle Garden, there are a number of interesting gardens to visit within easy travelling distance of The Boar's Head Hotel - Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey (11 miles), Harlow Carr Botanical Gardens (6 miles), Newby Hall and Gardens (7 miles) and Harewood House Garden (11 miles).