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Now is the time to rediscover Ripon, Cathedral City and Gateway to the Eastern Dales. The magnificent Cathedral, a peaceful sanctuary for over 1300 years echoes the wonder of the past, whilst hosting a variety of events such as concerts and exhibitions. Explore historic Ripon with its award-winning Spa Gardens, its vibrant market place, its fine Georgian buildings, imposing 300 year-old obelisk and quaint medieval streets filled with fascinating shops and tearooms. View the Hornblower Ceremony at 9 o’clock every night when the ‘watch is set’ at the four corners of the obelisk in the market place. You can visit the newly restored medieval Thorpe Prebend Heritage Centre, which narrates the story of the unique Ripon Minster and its City, meet Alice in Wonderland and have tea in the Jacobean garden along side the river. Visit the three Law and Order Museums and recently developed marina and canal basin which provides leisure facilities for walkers, boaters, birdwatchers and fishermen. Ripon is an ideal place to stay for a short break. You can tour Newby Hall set in 25 acres of award-winning gardens with its miniature railway and children’s adventure garden, take a thrilling rollercoaster ride at Lightwater Valley, or visit the World Heritage Site at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens. Ripon captures your heart and imagination and welcomes your return.

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