Step into the world of country life, history, and present everyday hustle and bustle all rolled into one in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Ripon is the city to come to for a treat for all ages, no matter where your interests may lie. Ripon balances a rich cultural heritage with its exciting contemporary living with its imposing 7th-century cathedral dominating the city’s skyline, along with its bustling market square, there is something on offer for all ages.

The market square is very much the heart and soul of Ripon, proudly retaining its tradition of the hornblower who can be found ‘setting the watch’ every evening around 9 pm.  The streets are lined with medieval and Georgian buildings filled with a diverse range of stores from independent boutiques to High Street chains offering high-end fashion and traditional gifts.

For an action-packed family day out, it’s got to be Lightwater Valley Theme Park.

 

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Olivers Pantry Ripon

Oliver's Pantry

When you grow tired of exploring, there is plenty of food and drink to fill up on. Oliver’s Pantry, on North Street, has your back for breakfast. Offering filling brunches and lunches, the menu is endless. There are also a number of sweet treats, if you can fit one in!

Realitea Ripon

Realitea

If you are willing to widen your pallet, Realitea is a tea room with an Indian twist. Reading the menu has you drooling before you’ve even stepped foot through the door.

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The Royal Oak

For an evening meal, The Royal Oak should be the place to go. With truly hearty pub classics, you couldn’t feel closer to Yorkshire. Located on Kirkgate, this restaurant is in a prime location around the corner from the market place, so you don’t need to trek too far before resting your feet.

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Fountains Abbey

The perfect Yorkshire day out is not far at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, a stunning World Heritage Site run by the National Trust and one of the largest and best-preserved monastery ruins in England. Whether you’re looking to soak up the history and atmosphere or to explore the miles of award-winning scenic gardens and tranquil moon ponds or discover deer in the deer park, Fountains Abbey will always have a special place in your memory.

Ripon Cathedral

One other place full of events and exhibitions is Ripon Cathedral.  The Cathedral provides a sanctuary on a rainy day for all of the family and is a beautiful focal point as you stroll the city’s streets and relax in one of many award-winning cafés. Doubling up as a fantastic events location, the Cathedral offers music by candlelight, silent discos and more. By day, the Cathedral holds lots of hidden treasures. One to look out for is the misericords (carvings on choir seats) inspired by the characters from Alice in Wonderland. 

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