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
- Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal gardens
- Newby Hall with wonderful landscaped grounds and an adventure park
- Lightwater Valley theme park
- Markenfield Hall, a fine moated medieval country house
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