Please choose one of the following local attractions;
Have a look at some of the weird and wonderful rock formations
that are scattered at Brimham. Some are said to have associations with druids, Mother Shipton and even the Devil.
The Georgian Courthouse was built in
1830 and remains virtually unchanged. Find out about the people who were transported to Australia for stealing as little as a pair of shoes.
Situated four miles west of Ripon is
Fountains Abbey, with it's outstanding historic and aesthetic importance, it was declared a world heritage in 1987. Visit the remains of a Cistercian
Abbey, over 10 historic buildings, a medieval deer park, ornamental lakes and much more.
One of the UK's leading theme parks,
Lightwater Valley has over 40 rides and attractions, over 30,000 sq ft of factory shopping, and an amazing Bird of Prey Centre. This is the
ultimate family day out.
Lightwater Country Shopping Village
With over 40,000 square feet of undercover retail space, Lightwater Country Shopping Village provides plenty to be explored and enjoyed by all the family. Complete with cosy restaurant, fashion, home furnishings, sweets, ice cream, souvenirs and activities, there’s something at Lightwater for everyone.
Experience one of Britain's fineast Adam Houses, along with
25 acres of award winning garden, Woodland Walk and a Sculpture Park. Younger visitors can enjoy the adventure garden, paddling pool and miniature
A beautiful mid 14th Century house with Tudor,
Stuart and Georgian additions. It has been the home of the Graham family since 1624, and is now owned by Sir James and Lady Graham. Discover
it's connection with Charlotte Bronte, and take advantage of the pick-your-own fruit when in season.
Police and Prison Museum
Sit in a prison cell, hear the door slam shut
and imagine the harsh conditions of Victorian prison regimes. An unforgettable experience.
For a truely peaceful day, try taking the canal walk.
The Ripon Canal is the most northerly point of the navigable connected network of waterways. Surrounded by stunning scenery.
Ripon Cathedral is one of the oldest
and most beautiful Cathedrals in Britain. The Crypt of St Wilfrid (AD 672) is witness to over 1,300 years of continuous worship. A real
must see to all visitors of Ripon.
Ripon Scenic Cruises
If you are looking for something a little bit different to do in the Ripon Area, why not book a Scenic Cruise? Ripon Scenic Cruises offers Scenic Narrowboat Cruises on the Ripon Canal and River Ure.
For more than 300 years Ripon has hosted some of the most
exciting, most prestigious and most enjoyable racing in the country. A suberb day out.
This beautiful park is situated in the heart of
Ripon. Spa Garden offers a Victorian bandstand, on which a brass band play every Sunday in summer, the Ripon War Memorial, outdoor games and a cafe.
A truely stunning water garden, started by John Aislabie in
1718, and extended over the years by his son, to create one of England's most important 18th Century Water Gardens.
Set in the cell block which had originally
housed male vagrants in 1854, the museum has recreated the grim atmosphere in which workers were locked in cells at night, and released at daybreak
to work for food.