Despite being the third smallest city in the UK, Ripon has plenty to offer, with the imposing Cathedral and a wide variety of museums.
Ripley Castle, Newby Hall, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Gardens are all close by.
There is a good selection of restaurants and pub/wine bars in and around the market square, just a five minute walk from your apartment, or you can venture further afield to one of the local villages where there are some excellent pubs or perhaps to the buzzing metropolis of Harrogate which has many restaurants as well as the famous Royal Baths and Betty’s Tea Rooms. Do feel free to ask for our recommendations.
We are, of course, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors and close to the Dales, beautiful in the summer but they can be impressively forbidding in the winter (think Cathy and Heathcliff!). Bronte country is not far away…..
Castle Howard and Harewood House should be on everyone’s “list of places to visit”, whilst Ripon, Thirsk and Wetherby Racecourses are all nearby.
A stunning day out in God’s Own Country is guaranteed, whatever time of the year and whatever the British weather deems appropriate.