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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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Talon Falconry
Talon Falconry
Owner description: Located within a purpose built complex on our 175 acre site, you'll find our awe-inspiring Lightwater Valley Falconry, which is home to over 50 amazing raptors including Owls... more Owner description: Located within a purpose built complex on our 175 acre site, you'll find our awe-inspiring Lightwater Valley Falconry, which is home to over 50 amazing raptors including Owls, Falcons, Eagles and Hawks. There are also Rheas, Snakes and our inquisitive Ferrets too!Established to raise awareness of a wide selection of breath-taking birds, this facility offers a truly unique experience. As well as having the opportunity to see how these amazing birds are trained and handled and to learn about every aspect of their daily lives, visitors have the chance to watch dramatic flying shows every day (during theme park opening hours). In fact, you could even volunteer to pull on a gauntlet and allow our trained raptors to land on your arm or have your photo taken with one of the magnificent creatures.Lightwater Valley Falconry is open all year round, and in addition to the main Bird of Prey Centre also offers a unique range of falconry attractions including Hawk Walks and Owl Experiences. less
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ripon Cathedral
Ripon Cathedral
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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The Ripon Hornblower
The Ripon Hornblower
Attraction type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Markenfield Hall
Markenfield Hall
Owner description: Markenfield Hall – tucked privately away along a mile-long winding drive, just three miles south of Ripon, has been described as Yorkshire’s best-kept secret. Not visible from the... more Owner description: Markenfield Hall – tucked privately away along a mile-long winding drive, just three miles south of Ripon, has been described as Yorkshire’s best-kept secret. Not visible from the road, a glimpse of the imposing east wall cannot be seen until visitors reach the old Mediaeval road near to the top of the drive. But for a quirk of fate – and the turnpike act of 1777 – Markenfield would be one of the most recognisable houses in Yorkshire and the nearby A61 would run along this now-Bridleway just 100m from its façade.As it is, the house is approached from the A61 Ripon to Harrogate Road along a humble farm track, past agricultural buildings and farm workers cottages. Parking at the side of the moat, visitors approach the building on foot – walking over the bridge that now serves the house in place of the former drawbridge – and the moment the Mediaeval Courtyard opens up as visitors pass beneath the Tudor Gatehouse never fails to astound. Open to the public for just 28 days each year - or to groups by appointment at virtually any other time - the Hall is still privately owned and in the hands of dedicated custodians. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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Prima Pizzeria & Ristorante
Prima Pizzeria & Ristorante
Ranked #1 of 59 restaurants in Ripon
Price: USD 9 - 25
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, After-hours
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak
Ranked #2 of 59 restaurants in Ripon
Price: USD 7 - 31
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
Mario's Restaurant 27
Mario's Restaurant 27
Ranked #3 of 59 restaurants in Ripon
Price: USD 9 - 34
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
The Terrace Restaurant and Bar
The Terrace Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #4 of 59 restaurants in Ripon
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
The Wakeman's House
The Wakeman's House
Ranked #5 of 59 restaurants in Ripon
Cuisines: British

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Sleningford Watermill Caravan & Camping Park
Sleningford Watermill Caravan & Camping Park
USD 31 - 46 (GBP 18 - 27)

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Lavender House
4.0 of 5
Lavender House
USD 120 - 137 (GBP 70 - 80)
Ranked #4 of 15 Ripon B&B and Inns

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Sharow Cross House
5.0 of 5
Sharow Cross House
USD 120 - 137 (GBP 70 - 80)
Ranked #1 of 1 Sharow B&B and Inns
Box Tree Cottages
Box Tree Cottages
USD 86 - 103 (GBP 50 - 60)
Ranked #7 of 15 Ripon B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

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Mallard Grange
5.0 of 5
Mallard Grange
USD 146 - 170 (GBP 85 - 99)
Ranked #1 of 2 Aldfield B&B and Inns
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Swinton Park
4.0 of 5
Swinton Park
USD 274 - 488 (GBP 160 - 285)
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Ripon
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The Royal Oak
4.0 of 5
The Royal Oak
USD 142 - 182 (GBP 83 - 106)
Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Ripon
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