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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Ancient Ruins
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Ripon Cathedral
Ripon Cathedral
Owner description: Ripon Cathedral traces its history back to its foundation by St Wilfrid in 672AD. The Anglo-Saxon crypt of St Wilfrid's church remains and is open to visitors. Choral evensong... more Owner description: Ripon Cathedral traces its history back to its foundation by St Wilfrid in 672AD. The Anglo-Saxon crypt of St Wilfrid's church remains and is open to visitors. Choral evensong takes place Tuesday to Friday at 6pm and Sundays at 5.30pm. Details of all services may be found on our website. We are open to visitors daily throughout the year and entry is free, though we rely on generous donations to continue this practice. Most of the building is wheelchair accessible with the exception of the Library and the Anglo-Saxon crypt. There is a touch-screen computer interpretation of the crypt at ground level for those unable to access it. less
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Newby Hall and Gardens
Newby Hall and Gardens
A fantastic family day out. Amazing Adventure Playground, Spectacular Gardens and Elegant Georgian House. Restaurant & Shop..the perfect place to meet up with friends and family
Attraction type: Educational sites; Historic Sites; Gardens
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Ripon Racecourse
Ripon Racecourse
Attraction type: Horse Tracks
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Workhouse Museum
Workhouse Museum
Owner description: WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON AND WILL REOPEN ON SATURDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2016. IF YOU ARE A GROUP OR SCHOOL WE CAN ARRANGE SPECIALISED VISITS DURING OUR CLOSED... more Owner description: WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON AND WILL REOPEN ON SATURDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2016. IF YOU ARE A GROUP OR SCHOOL WE CAN ARRANGE SPECIALISED VISITS DURING OUR CLOSED SEASON. Ripon Museums host the trio of the Workhouse Museum, The Prison & Police Museums and Ripon's Courthouse Museum. These museums interpret the history of Law and order and Social Justice through the 18th Century and beyond in Ripon and Yorkshire. Discover how the poor were treated, what the inmates word, what the inmates ate and the hard labour that the paupers and vagrants undertook during their stay at the Workhouse. Become a school pupil in a Victorian classroom See the Collection of Police memorabilia and Victorian punishments in the old Liberty Prison. The Courthouse museum is a fine example of a Georgian building with costumes and props associated with the Victorian legal profession. Family activities during holidays are a great way for the children to be engaged with the history of the buildings and the stories of the past. Suitable for school visits with a comprehensive learning programme offered to teachers and group leaders alike. Annual Passes are available for unlimited repeat visits to all museums - a great value way to explore all 3 sites and return for special exhibitions and events! less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Oliver's Pantry
Oliver's Pantry
Ranked #1 of 91 Restaurants in Ripon
Price: US$ 3 - US$ 21
Cuisines: Cafe, British
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Lockwoods
Lockwoods
Ranked #2 of 91 Restaurants in Ripon
Price: US$ 9 - US$ 46
Cuisines: European, British
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Prima Pizzeria & Ristorante
Prima Pizzeria & Ristorante
Ranked #3 of 91 Restaurants in Ripon
Price: US$ 12 - US$ 50
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
The Wakeman's House
The Wakeman's House
Ranked #4 of 91 Restaurants in Ripon
Cuisines: Cafe, British
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chimes Cafe
Chimes Cafe
Ranked #5 of 91 Restaurants in Ripon
Cuisines: Cafe, British
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

The Unicorn
2.0 of 5
The Unicorn
US$ 50 - US$ 96 (£ 38 - £ 72)
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
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Sleningford Watermill Caravan & Camping Park
Sleningford Watermill Caravan & Camping Park
US$ 24 - US$ 36 (£ 18 - £ 27)

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Mallard Grange
5.0 of 5
Mallard Grange
US$ 110 - US$ 138 (£ 83 - £ 104)
Ranked #1 of 2 Aldfield B&B and Inns
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The Old Coach House
5.0 of 5
The Old Coach House
US$ 96 - US$ 150 (£ 72 - £ 113)
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The Ripon Spa Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Ripon Spa Hotel
US$ 76 - US$ 143 (£ 57 - £ 108)
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Swinton Park Country Club and Spa
4.0 of 5
Swinton Park Country Club and Spa
US$ 218 - US$ 397 (£ 164 - £ 299)
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
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The George at Wath
4.0 of 5
The George at Wath
US$ 110 - US$ 161 (£ 83 - £ 121)
Ranked #1 of 1 Wath B&B and Inns
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The Moorhouse
4.0 of 5
The Moorhouse
US$ 106 - US$ 119 (£ 80 - £ 90)
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