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Ripon City was founded over 1300 years ago. It boasts a wealth of cultural heritage including a magnificent seventh century Cathedral, quaint medieval streets filled with fascinating shops and cafés and a fine Georgian market place.

History and heritage

There are three unusual museums all on the theme of law and order; The Courthouse, Ripon Workhouse and the Prison and Police Museum. Then there is the canal basin and nature reserve and the friendly racecourse.

Nearby places to visit

  • Newby Hall with wonderful landscaped grounds and an adventure park
  • Lightwater Valley theme park
  • Markenfield Hall, a fine moated medieval country house

Getting there

Ripon lies close to the A1(M) and has excellent bus connections with Harrogate and Leeds and limited bus services with Masham, Leyburn and Richmond