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Studfold Adventure Trail
Family Attractions
Pateley Bridge
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Studfold Adventure Trail

A Magical Family Countryside Experience - The fairy village of 'Two Stone Wishes' has magically appeared! Discover the hidden codes to unlock the gateways to reveal Studfold's magical wood and the secret hidden treasure box! Studfold Adventure Trail is situated in stunning countryside, an area of outstanding natural beauty in Upper Nidderdale. The trail has been designed with primary school aged children in mind. Let your imagination run wild in the magical wood with the...

Skipton Castle
Attractions
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Skipton Castle

Visit this remarkable 900 year old Castle in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales town of Skipton. Skipton Castle...

Lightwater Valley Theme Park
Family Attractions
Ripon
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Lightwater Valley Theme Park

With over 30 rides and attractions, Lightwater Valley in Ripon, North Yorkshire, is bursting with fun and adventures for...

RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Garden Attractions
Harrogate
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RHS Garden Harlow Carr

One of Yorkshire’s most relaxing and innovative gardens at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, RHS Harlow Carr is...

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A broad and fascinating array of unique attractions is waiting to be discovered when you visit the Harrogate District.

Historic abbeys, castles, country houses and monuments tell the ancient stories of politics, religion and power. From Roman mosaics and medieval strongholds to 18th Century showpieces, generations have left their mark for us to see today.

No visit is complete without a trip to the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal or the lovely Ripon Cathedral, believed to be a source of inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.


How Stean in a cave

As you would expect from the home of the prestigious Harrogate Flower Shows, this part of the world is a garden lover’s paradise. We have an extraordinary range of almost forty parks and gardens to enjoy including the Royal Horticultural Society’s most northerly gardens, magnificent formal and public gardens and some more exotic surprises too!

There is plenty among our attractions to keep the whole family entertained with a variety of visitor attractions offering anything from nature trails and adventure playgrounds to miniature railways, ice-skating and boating. With the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on our doorstep there is every opportunity to experience the outdoors with a little adventure or just take some time to explore the wonders of the natural world. 

Ripon Museums John as gardener

Museums and galleries are peppered across the District, each different to the next and our lively theatres and cinemas and rich programme of leading arts festivals mean that there is always something to entertain you.

Whatever your age, whatever your passion you will always find something memorable to do when you visit this District.

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Skipton Castle
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Skipton Castle

Lightwater Valley Theme Park
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Lightwater Valley Theme Park

RHS Garden Harlow Carr
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RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Studfold Adventure Trail
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Studfold Adventure Trail

How Stean Gorge Activity...
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Fountains Abbey & Studley...
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Fountains Abbey & Studley...

Ripon Prison and Police Museum
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Ripon Prison and Police Museum

Ripon Workhouse & Garden...
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Ripon Workhouse & Garden...

Mother Shipton's Cave and the...
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Mother Shipton's Cave and the...

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Behind the scenes of  Attractions

Something amazing is happening at Ripon Cathedral this summer
Attractions
8th Jul 2020
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Something amazing is happening at Ripon Cathedral this summer

Something amazing is happing at Ripon Cathedral this summer Thousands of beautiful, white, paper angels are being created and...

The colourful world of Jonathan Moseley
Garden Attractions
21st Jul 2021
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The colourful world of Jonathan Moseley

International Floral Designer, Jonathan Moseley told us what flowers mean to him. 

A New Way to Launch an Exhibition
Attractions
24th Feb 2021
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A New Way to Launch an Exhibition

In normal times, Ripon Museums will hold several exhibitions a year across three sites: the Workhouse Museum, Prison &...

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