Things to see and do - Ripon
Unmissable tourist sites
Ripon Travel guide
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Each night at nine o'clock, a horn is blown in Market Square "to set watches by". This custom commemorates the responsibility of the medieval wakemen to protect citizens at night. An 18C obelisk stands in the centre of the square, surrounded by Georgian and medieval buildings.
Tourist attractions Ripon : Things to see and do
National Trust GB - Ripon HG4 3DY
Built in the 12C by a small band of Benedictines, in revolt against the slack discipline at their abbey in York, Fountains Abbey , a "place remote from all the world" became in less than a century the centre of an enormous enterprise, the ..
Market Place GB - Ripon HG44
The Wakeman's House , a 14C, two-storeyed building, was the home of the last holder of the office, Hugh Ripley, who became the firs Mayor of Ripon in 1604, under the royal Charter granted by James I.
Allhallowgate GB - Ripon
The Ripon Workhouse, a building dating from 1854, demonstrates the appalling living conditions (a display of 19C photographs) and the harsh workhouse regime, often the only resort for those on the fringes of Victorian society - beggars, orphans, old ..
Masham GB - Masham HG4 4JH
An exclusive 31-bedroom luxury castle hotel. With 4 Red Stars and 3 Rosettes awarded by the AA for excellent facilities, this is the highest rated hotel in Yorkshire. Swinton Park is the ancestral home of the Cunliffe-Lister family and is set in 200..
Park Street GB - Ripon HG4 2BU
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. Guests can relax and enjoy the comfort of the attractive public areas..
Silver street GB - Masham HG4 4DX
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Featuring a bar and restaurant, The Bay Horse is situated in the centre of Masham, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. With free Wi-Fi throughout, the Light Water Valley is just 10 minutes’ drive away. The rooms include a flat-screen Freeview TV and..
Minster Rd GB - Ripon HG4 1QS
7 Silver St GB - Masham HG4 4DX
Endearing, personally run restaurant with stylish purple walls and boldly patterned chairs; for a more intimate experience sit downstairs. Seasonal menus offer 4 choices per course. Cooking is well-judged, flavourful and has a modern edge.
Swinton GB - Masham HG4 4JH
Beautiful, rococo-style dining room with an ornate gold leaf ceiling and garden views; set within a castle. Well-spaced tables are adorned with lilies. Complex, modern cooking uses produce from the huge kitchen gardens and local suppliers.