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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Gardens; Missions; 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: Religious Sites
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Newby Hall and Gardens
Newby Hall and Gardens
A fantastic family day out
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Gardens; Historical & Heritage Tours; Cultural Tours; Educational sites
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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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The Ripon Hornblower
The Ripon Hornblower
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Lockwoods
Lockwoods
Ranked #1 of 71 Restaurants in Ripon
Price: US$10 - US$51
Cuisines: British, Italian, European
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oliver's Pantry
Oliver's Pantry
Ranked #2 of 71 Restaurants in Ripon
Price: US$3 - US$23
Cuisines: British, Cafe
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Harpers Fish & Chips Ripon
Harpers Fish & Chips Ripon
Ranked #3 of 71 Restaurants in Ripon
Price: US$1 - US$36
Cuisines: Seafood, British
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak
Ranked #4 of 71 Restaurants in Ripon
Price: US$6 - US$26
Cuisines: British, Pub
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Byblos Brasserie
Byblos Brasserie
Ranked #5 of 71 Restaurants in Ripon
Cuisines: Italian, British, Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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Sleningford Watermill Caravan & Camping Park
Sleningford Watermill Caravan & Camping Park
US$26 - US$39 (£18 - £27)

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Mallard Grange
5.0 of 5
Mallard Grange
US$100 - US$145 (£69 - £100)
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$101 - US$141 (£70 - £97)
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Lavender House
5.0 of 5
Lavender House
US$101 - US$116 (£70 - £80)
Ranked #4 of 17 Ripon B&B and Inns

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Swinton Park
4.0 of 5
Swinton Park
US$165 - US$435 (£114 - £300)
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Ripon
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Bay Tree Farm
4.0 of 5
Bay Tree Farm
US$120 - US$143
Ranked #2 of 2 Aldfield B&B and Inns
Cowscot House
4.0 of 5
Cowscot House
US$128 - US$130 (£88 - £90)

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