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Telephone code: 01765
Postcode: HG4
Population: 16000
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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 it again - Chris

The city of Ripon dates from around the 7th century and it has evolved into a place full if beauty and charm. Ripon has many historic buildings, a beautiful cathedral and some traditional customs, the most well known is "the setting of the watch", which is a thousand year old ceremony that takes place every night at 9pm with the blowing of a horn. The old streets of Ripon, often know as the 'gates' are full of individual shops and restaurants. Larger shops surround the market place, where a market is held every Thursday - Donald

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