Things to see and do - Ripon
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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
GB - Ripon HG4 3DY
Cut across by the River Skell, these Cistercian ruins provide a wonderful record of monastic life in the Middle Ages. A long row of buildings (dormitory of the lay brothers) extends on the right-hand side of the abbey, with no cover. Note the tower (..
rd. Minster GB - Ripon HG4 1QS
The cathedral was started in 1154 on the Saxon crypt of St Wilfrid's church (672). The imposing Early English west front is "the finest in England" (Pevsner). The Transitional style tower, offers a striking contrast in style, as the south a..
National Trust GB - Ripon HG4 3DY
A splendid five-storey mansion, built in 1611 with stone from the abbey. Behind the striking façade on the right bank of the River Stour is a museum with a large-scale model of the abbey.
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..
Market Place GB - Masham HG4 4EF
Overlooking the Market Square in the small town of Masham, this charming inn is set within a fine Georgian building of tremendous character, built in the second half of the 18th century. A quintessential English town, Masham lies peacefully on the R..
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..
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.
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.