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Places to See
Brimham Rocks Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4DW - 01423 780688 - www.brimhamrocks.co.uk
Lightwater Country Shopping Village, North Stainley, North Yorkshire, Ripon, HG4 3HT
01765 635321 - www.lightwatercountryshopping.co.uk
Lightwater Valley Theme Park North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT - 01765 635321 - www.lightwatervalley.co.uk
Ripon Cathedral Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS - 01765 603462 - www.riponcathedral.org.uk
Ripon Police & Prison Museum St Marygate, Ripon, - 01765 690799 - www.riponmuseums.co.uk
Ripon Races Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, HG4 1UG - 01765 530530 - www.ripon-races.co.uk
Ripon Scenic Cruises Canal Basin, Ripon, HG4 1AQ - 01765 609777 - www.ripon-scenic-cruises.co.uk
Ripon Workhouse Museum - Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG4 1LE - 01765 690799 - www.ripon.co.uk/museums
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Gardens, Ripon, HG4 3DY - 01765 608888 - www.fountainsabbey.org.uk
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The City of Ripon is bustling with shoppers and boasts having one of the oldest running markets in England. The market fills the Square every Thursday where you can find stalls selling pretty much everything, from fruit and vegetables, household wares, clothes and shoes to sweets. Traditionally the bellman will ring the bell at 11 am to open the market each week. The Market Square is also used at other times for craft fairs and farmers markets.
The Market Square in Ripon is the heart of the shopping centre and there are shops all the way around the Square as well as on the streets leading off the Market Square. The street that leads off the market place heading towards the Cathedral is Kirkgate, here you will find a wide variety of shops and places to eat.
Ripon has such a variety of shops ranging from small boutique shops to high street chain stores. Many of the shops have been established and part of the City for many decades.
Ripon has aimed to provide the shoppers with everything that they need in one place and you will be surprised at how much is available from the shops in Ripon. Ripon's shops cater for all ages from the young trendy fashion shops to the more traditional shops.
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If you are planning a visit to Ripon, whether it is for a short break or a longer holiday with the family, you will find that there are different types of accommodation on offer in Ripon that will suit your requirements and budget. Ripon is the ideal place to stay so that you can take your time and explore the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. Ripons main attraction is the magnificent Ripon Cathedral, but only a few miles drive away from Ripon there is a wealth of history and culture to explore.
Ripon has a choice of quality hotels, as well as cosy bed and breakfast and guest houses. If you prefer a more flexible approach to accommodation Ripon has its own caravan and camping parks, catering for caravans, trailers, mobile homes and camping. There are also in and around Ripon, lovely cottages available for self-catering holidays.
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Ripon has so much to offer for good quality food and drink and provides something for everyone’s tastes.
The restaurants in Ripon offer a wide selection of cuisines and menus. You can choose from fine dining in an English style restaurant or have a classical Italian, Chinese or Indian meal, all in the heart of the town centre. During the daytime, Ripon has many places to eat and a great selection of cafes serving hot drinks and sandwiches for the weary tourist or local.
Ripon boasts a great number of pubs for it’s small size, there is just about one on every street corner. The pubs in Ripon serve a wide range of beers, lagers, wines and spirits and you can sample some of the beers from the local breweries such as Hambletons, Theakstons and Black Sheep. There is great pub food available throughout the day if you are looking for a bar meal.
Alternatively, you can’t beat a good old fashioned bag of fish and chips or a takeaway for those lazy days. Ripon Internet’s food and drink listings will give you the information of what is available throughout the City.
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If you are a person that enjoys sport and activities, then Ripon is for you. The City of Ripon has much to offer with many sports clubs and associations that will make your leisure time very enjoyable.
Ripon has a football club, a cricket club, a rugby club, a swimming pool and an 18-hole golf club, all that are in walking distance from the town centre. Ripon has numerous gyms that are available so that you can increase your fitness levels and improve your health.
The location of Ripon is ideal for walking. With Ripon being on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales there are many places to explore. Ripon has beautiful rivers to stroll along as well as the canal and marina. The well-maintained parks in Ripon make an ideal place on a summer afternoon to relax.