Ripon Cathedral


Ripon is a delightful small city and thriving market town in the stunning area of Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by breathtaking countryside which attracts nature lovers, walkers and cyclists. Ripon is also the perfect base to explore the rest of North Yorkshire and the North York Moors National Park. 

Ripon is also full of historical interest, there are numerous religious buildings to explore, with the beautiful Gothic architecture of the towns Ripon Cathedral and the nearby 12th century Fountains Abbey visitors have plenty to see and do. There are plenty of places to eat and drink numerous shops and a weekly Thursday market held in the splendid 700 year old market place. 

The Spa Gardens offers a great day out...

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Leighton Reservoir

Ripon, South Dales

Leighton Reservoir offers a superb location for some excellent fly fishing, on the moors above Masham. This large reservoir is well stocked with both brown and rainbow trout and has good facilities....

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Ripon, South Dales

Fountains Abbey is part of a World Heritage Site and is a major tourist attraction. The area is stunning and the beautiful natural habitat is teeming with wildlife. The Studley Royal Water Garden is...

Newby Hall & Gardens

Ripon, South Dales

Newby Hall and Gardens offer a superb day out for all ages, and whatever the weather. The stunning gardens are filled with rare flora and fauna. The house is home to some wonderful architecture and...

Markenfield Hall

Ripon, South Dales

Dating back to Medieval times the spectacular Markenfield Hall is open to the public and is a great attraction for tourists the North York Moors. Guided tours of the hall and the outbuildings around...

Tanfield Lodge Fly Fishing

Ripon, South Dales

Tanfield Lodge Fly Fishery in the Yorkshire Dales is in a superb location, amongst stunning open countryside. The well stocked lake and deep clear waters are perfect for fly fishing and the site is...

Light Water Valley Theme Park

Ripon, South Dales

If you love the thrill of theme park rides and love to shop, or just crave a fun filled day out, then Lightwater Valley is the place for you. For a great family day out, full of excitement, it is an...

Ripon Races

Ripon, South Dales

Historic Ripon Racecourse is a great family venue from where to enjoy an exciting days racing. Visitors flock to experience the colourful spectacle and vibrant atmosphere on race days, and explore...

Jervaulx Abbey & Tea Rooms

Ripon, North Dales

Jervaulx Abbey conjures up the romantic image of the once busy monastery, the ruins stand as a reminder of the tranquil days gone by. Perfectly situated for exploring the amazing countryside of the...

Ripon Leisure Centre

Ripon, South Dales

Ripon Leisure Centre has fitness and leisure facilities for all ages and abilities. The centre offers sports coaching and a programme of fitness classes, complete with a creche for the children....

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