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Ripon Interesting : Michelin's recommendations


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.

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Tourist attractions Ripon : Things to see and do

  • 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 (..

  • Cathedral Interesting

    rd. Minster

    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..

  • Fountain Hall Interesting

    National Trust

    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.

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Hotels Ripon

  • Kings Head Hotel by Good Night Inns

    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..

  • The Unicorn Hotel Two stars Two stars

    Market Place GB - Ripon HG4 1BP

    Prix Prices from : 39 £

    With parts of the building dating back 700 years, this former coaching inn stands on the market square in the ancient city of Ripon, at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. In the heart of Ripon, the Unicorn is just a 5-minute walk from this historic..

  • Ripon Spa Hotel

    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..

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Restaurants Ripon

  • Samuels Top class comfort restaurant 

    Swinton GB - HG4 4JH Masham

    Beautiful rococo-style dining room with an ornate gilt ceiling and park 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.

  • Vennell's Comfortable restaurant 

    7 Silver St GB - HG4 4DX Masham

    This endearing, personally run restaurant has stylish purple walls, boldly patterned chairs and a striking feature wall - at weekends, sit downstairs amongst the local art for a more intimate experience. Seasonal menus offer 4 choices per course; coo..

  • Old Deanery Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Minster Rd GB - HG4 1QS Ripon

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