Just got back from Ripley Castle and Gardens, today Mon 10/6/13. Absolutely cannot fault this Groupon deal at £5 for 2 to enter the gardens including a cafe drink. There is parking outside, and inside the premises but also free large carpark 2mins walk in this beautiful village. We took our voucher to the shop where we exchanged for entry cards and drinks vouchers. Cafe is very nice and fairly average in price. We found we could upgrade our entry cards to include the castle tour (1-1/2hrs) for £3 each. It was well worth it, more like a stately home than castle. The gentleman who took the tour at 12.30 today was superb, lovely and informative and did very very well. We then walked round the gardens overlooking the lake, although the deer park was shut for private shooting party but this wasn't a problem as there was still plenty of lovely grounds to view, and I'd phoned first to check as I don't think the voucher is redeemable on private function days. Will definitely visit this hidden gem again in the future.