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Shopping in Ripon
Shopping in Ripon

Going shopping in Ripon is a great way to discover Ripon. As well as the traditional market square with...

Things to do around Ripon
Things to do around Ripon

Ripon is perfectly placed for easy access to a wealth of attractions and experiences so we can guarantee there’s...

Places to Eat in Ripon
Places to Eat in Ripon

In the streets of Ripon you find a spread of cafés, restaurants and pubs. In distinctive cosy tearooms, you...

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The little city that packs a big punch. Ripon is a cathedral city steeped in history and home to magnificent historical buildings and long observed traditions. You will find a trio of award winning museums and a gothic cathedral that dates back to the 7th century that are waiting to feed enquiring minds

With a thriving market place and a magnificent cathedral, this busy little city will earn a place in any visitor’s heart. Reaching out from the market square are small streets and snickets that are home to the eclectic and specialist shops for which Ripon is so loved. Amongst them are cafes and pubs, offering refreshment and home cooked food throughout the day.

This city’s history is entwined with the church, both due to the cathedral in Ripon city centre and its proximity to the nearby Fountains Abbey.

Ripon also boasts an outstanding racecourse, a glorious stately home, a magnificent abbey and popular theme park. There are always great things to do in Ripon.

The growth of the city through trade and manufacturing led to the building of a canal to link it to the navigable parts of the River Ure. Today this makes Ripon a delightful city to explore, with riverside and canal side walks that reach into the countryside and buildings that span the last thousand years.

Places to Stay in Ripon
Places to Stay in Ripon

There is far too much to do in and around Ripon for just one day; stay awhile amidst its ancient charms and you will be spoilt for choice. Whether you plan a short break or are lucky enough to be able to stay for a week or more, we have the perfect accommodation for you! Immerse yourself in 1300 years of heritage and stay in and amongst the ancient buildings which are steeped in history...

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Yorkshire’s Big Little Secret

Ripon has a curious collection of events that always delight visitors, from the nightly setting of the watch by the Hornblower, to the annual Boxing Day pilgrimage – the character of this city is bursting out to be enjoyed. A budding grass roots arts scene sees regular exhibitions throughout the year and musical events are a regular feature at the cathedral.

Ripon has long been thought of as one of the major inspirations for Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The author spent a great deal of time with family in the city exploring the animal carvings in the cathedral. It is quite likely that the gypsum sinkholes found in the surrounding countryside were the inspiration for the beginning of Alice’s mysterious

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A weekend of Gardens in and around Ripon
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A weekend of Gardens in and around Ripon

A weekend exploring gardens, what could be better? We are blessed with a unique range of gardens in the Harrogate District and many are just a short journey from the centre of the wonderful cathedral city of Ripon. There’s so much to see and do at the gardens in and around Ripon so prepare yourself for a busy weekend!

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Notes from Newby's Newbie

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