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Ripon City was founded over 1300 years ago. It boasts a wealth of cultural heritage including a magnificent seventh century Cathedral, quaint medieval streets filled with fascinating shops and cafés and a fine Georgian market place.

History and heritage

There are three unusual museums all on the theme of law and order; The Courthouse, Ripon Workhouse and the Prison and Police Museum. Then there is the canal basin and nature reserve and the friendly racecourse.

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Getting here

Ripon lies close to the A1(M) and has excellent bus connections with Harrogate and Leeds and limited bus services with Masham, Leyburn and Richmond

Visit Ripon

Discover the delights of Ripon

Fountains Abbey

Discover the stunning World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Hackfall Woods

Walk this beautiful wilderness created by John Aislabie

Ripon canal

Ripon canal makes a lovely walk and passes a wetland nature reserve which is important for birds.