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Tel code: 01765 | code search
Postcode: HG4 | code search
Population: 16000
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Birthplace of:
Frederick Bower
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Food Legends:
Yorkshire Spice Cake
Wilfra Tarts
Folk Customs:
Bainbridge Horn Ceremony
Goathland Plough Stots
Ripon Hornblower
Scarborough Skipping Day

Ripon Events

Indoor Tabletop Sales

Holiday Fun
Indoor Tabletop Sales

Antique Fair
Indoor Tabletop Sales

Easter Fun Day
Easter Holidays Fun
Good Friday Service

Antique Fair
Holiday Fun
Ripon Spring Festival
Yorkshire 10k & 2k Fun Run in aid of Cystic Fibrosis

Jacobean Day
Jacobean Farmers Market
Ladies Day at Ripon Racecourse

St. Wilfrid's Procession

Autumn Plant Fair
Childrens Day at Ripon Racecourse
Newby Hall Contemporay Sculpture Park
Rupert The Bear Exhibition
Street Theatre/Busking Day

Country Food & Craft Show
Darlington Dog Show
Great North Art Show
Matombo Zimbabwean Sculpture Experience
Ripon International Festival

Fountains by Floodlight

Christmas Music & Lights
Gift & Food Fair
Indoor Tabletop Sales

Antique Fair
Christmas at Fountains Abbey
Indoor Tabletop Sales

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Galphay Inn
"Visited for Steak Night (£25 for 2 inc. bottle of wine). Food was really excellent and wine too was superb. Really great value for money and we were full, but ..." More

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"A lovely pub,we received a warm welcome from the owners,a super meal (pub grub)at reasonable prices and had a very enjoyable evening. The place was lovely and clean including the ..." More

Galphay Inn
"Fabulous pub recently refurbished. Log fires and tasteful decor Good honest pub food at decent prices and a wonderful reception from the lovely staff. We're going back this weekend ..." More

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"Visited Fountains abbey and water garden - outstanding could not fault this place, it is amazing extremely well looked after and well worth the money. Can not wait to see ..." More

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Latest reviews | Events in Ripon | 10 Places to Stay

The North Yorkshire city of Ripon (made so in 1836, the first new bishopric to be created since the Reformation) has more of the market town about it than the metropolis, though it is a thriving place with plenty of amenities to serve its population of 16,000 and the many visitors who come to the area year round. The market is held every Thursday, drawing people from the surrounding area as well as residents of Ripon. The Cathedral is a pleasant mix of architectural styles and eras: the crypt is all that remains of the Saxon foundation established by St Wilfrid in 672; the Saxon church was largely destroyed in the 9th century, to be replaced in the 11th, and added to in the 12th when the lovely West Front was incorporated in the building. A tradition still upheld to this day links us with the times during which the church was constructed: the Ripon hornblower, or Wakeman, blows his horn at 9pm every night, and has done so it is said for some 1300 years, originally a sort of curfew to call people back to the safety of the settlement, it is now often referred to as Œwatch setting.‚ The Wakeman blows three blasts at each of the four sides of the monument in the market square. The town has managed to retain its small independent shops, and is not short of hostelries, including one said to date back to the 14th century, so it can offer those who just fancy a good mooch round a very pleasant stay. Over the last couple of decades the number of cafes and bistros has grown, serving contemporary cuisine for those who don't fancy the more robust Yorkshire fare to be found in the town too. For those wanting something a bit more dynamic there is the race course which hosts meetings from April to August. If you are tempted to stay and have children to educate you should know that Ripon Grammar, a state selective school, is highly reputed. Supposedly with its roots in Saxon times like the cathedral, it was refounded in 1555. In the area around Ripon you will find some lovely countryside, but for once mankind surpasses nature here, with the nearby ruins of Fountains Abbey in Studley Royal Park, quite rightly selected as a UNESCO world heritage site.


Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre
Courthouse Ripon
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
Jervaulx Abbey
Lightwater Valley Theme Park and Country Shopping Village
Markenfield Hall
Marmion Tower (EH)
Newby Hall and Gardens
Norton Conyers
Ripon Cathedral
Ripon Prison & Police Museum
Theakston Working Brewery & Visitor Centre
Workhouse Museum of Poor Law


Riverside Meadows Country Caravan Park

Care Home

Borrage House
Clova House Care Home
Skell Lodge Residential Home
Sycamore Hall Care Home


Dance - The Naylor Dance Academy


Dales Holiday Cottages

Mallard Cottage


Beech House Dental Practice
Clock Tower Dental Care

Estate Agent

Brooke Cliff
Cathedral Property Services
Dacre Son & Hartley
Halifax Property Services
Property Link Homes

Golf Club

Ripon City Golf Club


Lamb & Flag
Royal Oak
The George at Wath


Indoor Tabletop Sales
Ripon Market
Ripon Racecourse Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Black Bull
Black Swan
Galphay Inn

Golden Lion Inn
Lamb & Flag
Orange Tree
Outside Inn
The Buck Inn
White Horse


Ripon Race Co. Ltd


Galphay Inn
Lamb & Flag
Orange Tree
Swinton Park
Twenty Seven
Valentino Restaurant
Woodhouse Barn


Ripon Cathedral Choir School


Mallard Cottage
Mallard Grange
Riverside Lodges


Hutchinson & Buchanan


Alder Executive Cars
Harlequin Taxis
Radio Cars
Ripon City Market Taxis
Sharow Taxis


Bishopton Veterinary Group


House Of Stratus
St Margarets
Flower Shop
Studley Royal Garden Centre
Village Craft Flour
Dorothy Perkins
A R Whitehead
Row Opticians

Adrian Morpath
Soles Ltd
The Ripon Real Food Company
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
TLC Business Supplies
The White Feather


Sigma Antiques
Bentall James W

Places to Stay near Ripon

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The Unicorn (0.27 miles)

The Unicorn
The Unicorn is one of Ripons oldest and most historic inns.The hotel reopened in April 2011, following a £2.1million refurbishment and is part of the JD Wetherspoon hotel group. It is the largest building on the ... More | visit website
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Riverside Lodges (0.34 miles)

Riverside Lodges

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Set along the banks of the River Ure and the Yoredale Way, this small family run park offers a friendly, personal service within walking distance of ... More | visit website

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Royal Oak (0.35 miles)

Royal Oak

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The Royal Oak is ‘the’ place to eat, drink and stay in Ripon. Our menu has become a real talking point and includes traditional favourites like Ollie’s Whole Hog Sausages ... More

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Old Deanery Hotel and Restaurant (0.37 miles)

Old Deanery Hotel and Restaurant
The Old Deanery Hotel, Restaurant and Bar is situated in the heart of Ripon, North Yorkshire next to Ripon Cathedral and serves the Harrogate, York and Ripon areas. It is an ideal base for visiting ... More | visit website
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Ripon Spa Hotel (0.39 miles)

Ripon Spa Hotel

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Offering good Yorkshire food, real ale, log fires and traditional hospitality, the Ripon Spa Hotel is within easy walking distance of Ripon city centre, 20 minutes from Harrogate.
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The Black a Moor Inn (1.74 miles)

The Black a Moor Inn
Andrew, Amanda & Jake would like to welcome you to our family run establishment. We pride ourselves on our traditional home cooked food, friendly service, and great selection of real ales from Yorkshire. All situated ... More | visit website
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Mallard Grange (3.28 miles)

Mallard Grange
Escape to the country! Five star country living at its best when you stay at Mallard Grange, a rambling 16th century farmhouse near Fountains Abbey. Just three miles west of Ripon and in just the right ... More | visit website
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The George at Wath (3.35 miles)

The George at Wath

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Surrounded by fields in the beautiful North Yorkshire village of Wath, yet located less than 3 miles from the cathedral city of Ripon and only two miles from the A1, ... More

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Lamb & Flag (3.42 miles)

Lamb & Flag

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The Lamb & Flag is a Traditional Country Inn. A free house privately owned & run by Carol & Trevor Pawson with a friendly atmosphere,homemade food, selection of wines ... More

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The Old Coach House (3.51 miles)

The Old Coach House
The Old Coach House is an accommodation jewel and one of Yorkshire's best kept secrets. The 18th century coaching house stands proud in the grounds of North Stainley Hall in the picturesque village of North Stainley, just ... More | visit website

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