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RiponUnited Kingdom

Love gardens, museums and horse riding? Get away to Ripon!

Discover the historic city of Ripon—gardens, bars and top sights from Yorkshire Dales National Park to Fountains Abbey.

Top hotels in Ripon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Swinton Bivouac
Swinton Bivouac
2.5 out of 5
High Knowle Farm, Ripon, England

Situated in Ripon, this holiday park is within 6 miles (10 km) of Nidderdale, Theakston Brewery and Blacksheep Brewery. Lightwater Valley Theme Park and Fountains ...

4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)

"Lovely one night stay to get away from it all. It would have been nice to have some added luxuries, such as tea and milk and towels you didn’t need to rent."…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

Swinton Bivouac
Grantley Hall
Grantley Hall
4 out of 5
Grantley Ripon, Ripon, England
The price is £385 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct

Situated in Ripon, this spa hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Nidderdale and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Fountains Abbey. Studley Royal Park and Studley Roger Seven Bridges ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)

"Fantastic!! Great service, great food, great venue. I'n my top 5 hotels in the UK"…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2020

Grantley Hall
Swinton Park Hotel
Swinton Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Swinton Park, Masham, Ripon, England
The price is £195 per night from 21 Sep to 22 Sep

Situated in Ripon, this spa hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Theakston Brewery, Blacksheep Brewery and Nidderdale. Lightwater Valley Theme Park and Himalayan ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (91 reviews)

"The hotel is a grand old country house restored and maintained to a high standard. The spa is extensive, varied and at the top end. Food was up to the same standard as were the hotel staff. Only negative you have to go outside to get to the spa and terrace restaurant and it was raining"…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2020

Swinton Park Hotel

Popular places to visit in Ripon

Fountains Abbey
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Fountains Abbey

4.5/5(171 reviews)

Find out about the history of Fountains Abbey, a well-known monument in Ripon. Visit the spas and lively bars in this walkable area.

Lightwater Valley Theme Park
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Lightwater Valley Theme Park

4/5(8 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Lightwater Valley Theme Park and see why this is a favourite theme park in Ripon. Visit the top-notch restaurants or lively bars in this quaint area.

Newby Hall and Gardens
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Newby Hall and Gardens

4/5(2 reviews)

Find out about the history of Ripon when you take a trip to Newby Hall and Gardens. Discover the beautiful countryside and spas in this walkable area.

Ripon Cathedral
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Ripon Cathedral

4.5/5(3 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Ripon with a stop at Ripon Cathedral. Visit the spas and lively bars in this walkable area.

York Minster
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York Minster

4.5/5(775 reviews)

The city’s emblem is known for its superb stained-glass windows, underground treasure chambers and tall tower with spectacular views.

York Racecourse
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York Racecourse

4.5/5(139 reviews)

York Racecourse is one of the more well-known attractions to visit during your trip to York. Visit the shops and lively bars in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Ripon

York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£16
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
The York Dungeon Tour
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The York Dungeon Tour

£14
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
York's Chocolate Story
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York's Chocolate Story

£14
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Early Evening Cruise on the River Ouse
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Early Evening Cruise on the River Ouse

£12
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
York Ghost Bus Tour: A Comedy Horror Show
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York Ghost Bus Tour: A Comedy Horror Show

£16
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour
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Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour

£18
Per adult

Reviews of Ripon

4.4

Top Destination

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

4 Feb 2020

Visited on a Monday in February and lots of the little independent shops were closed. Would have liked to have visited the workhouse and police museums but these were also closed.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

25 Jan 2020

Ripon is

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Jan 2020

We didn't get chance to see much as we were up for s wedding at a nearby venue

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Dec 2019

Been holidaying in the area for over 30 years love the way of life up there.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

24 Nov 2019

Ripon is not a place we would visit again - its a bit run down as most town centres are with loads of charity shops at least there’s a Wetherspoons on the market square for a cheap drink or 2!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Nov 2019

Nice Cathedral

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