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Ripon

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Ripon is a cathedral city in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is located at the confluence of two tributaries of the River Ure, the Laver and Skell. The city is noted for its main feature, Ripon Cathedral which is architecturally significant, as well as the Ripon Racecourse and other features such as its market. The city itself is just over 1,300 years old.The city was originally known as Inhrypum and was founded by Saint Wilfrid during the time of the Anglian kingdom of Northumbria, a period during which it enjoyed prominence in terms of religious importance in Great Britain. It was for a period under Viking control, and later suffered under the Normans. After a brief period of building projects under the Plantagenets, the city emerged with a prominent wool and cloth industry. Ripon became well known for its production of spurs during the 16th and 17th centuries, but would later remain largely unaffected by the Industrial Revolution.
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World heritage site
Fountains Abbey
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Theme Park
Lightwater Valley Theme Park North Stainley
3.2
Duration: 8 hours
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Church
Ripon Cathedral
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Newby Hall and Gardens
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Ripon

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Wildlife Area
National Centre for Birds of Prey Helmsley
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
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Wildlife Area
York Bird of Prey Centre Huby
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
The Bowes Museum Barnard Castle
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Waterfall
Aysgarth Falls Aysgarth
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Ripon

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Landmark
The Ripon Hornblower
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Casino
Ripon Racecourse
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Ripon Rowel Walk
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Landmark
Druids Temple
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Ripon

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History Museum
Workhouse Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Prison and Police Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Courthouse museum
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Ripon

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Garden
Spa Gardens
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Ripon

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Religious Site
Holy Trinity Church Ripon
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

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