Ripon boasts an abundance of attractions and plenty of countryside, making it a popular tourist spot for those wishing to embark on a relaxing weekend or week away. This market town and cathedral city sits in the pretty Borough of Harrogate, and when you book one of our Ripon hotels, you’ll find yourself in the perfect position to explore all this area has to offer. From long leisurely walks to a trip to the races or the local theme park, you’ll find that there is plenty to do and see here, regardless of the season.

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Book one of our hotels in Ripon and learn more about this picture-perfect region, steeped in history and heritage. If you’re travelling with children and thrill seekers, a trip to Lightwater Valley is a must. Located under 30 minutes from our Harrogate hotel, you’ll find numerous rides suited to all ages. Also nearby is Ripon Cathedral, a historically landmark and an architectural delight. Steeped in antiquity, it’s a great spot for culture vultures and history fanatics and sits just 25 minutes from Harrogate West Park hotel. Other attractions include the Way of the Roses, one of Great Britain's newest coast-to-coast, long-distance cycle paths, based on disused railway lines and minor roads, making it an ideal day out for the entire family.

Things to do in Ripon

From its interesting past to its many fun-filled activities, there is plenty for all in this part of the country. When you choose to stay in one of our hotels in Ripon, you’ll be at the heart of all of the action, including Studley Royal Park, the picturesque riverside remains of an 18th century medieval abbey, surrounded by idyllic gardens and grounds. Fountains Hall is also nearby, a superb country house steeped in many years of history and grandeur and a must-visit for those interested in both heritage and architecture.