Ripon

Summerbridge
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG3 4DW
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The natural spectacle of Brimham Rocks, with its giant rock formations, was created by an immense river 100 million years before the first dinosaurs walked the earth, and a visit to this amazing landscape is truly a journey into pre-history.

The rocks, sculpted by 320 million years of ice, wind, and the movement of entire continents, have taken on weird and wonderful shapes and with a little imagination, they resemble familiar creatures.  Visitors are free to explore the site, spotting the Dancing Bear, the Gorilla, the Eagle and the Turtle, whilst the more nimble can crawl through the Smartie Tube and balance on the Rocking Stones.

Some of the most iconic rock formations can be viewed only 10 minutes’ walk from the car park, and it takes around four hours to explore all of this fascinating site, with its enduring landscape and carefully managed environment.

Brimham Rocks and its heather moorland are both Sites of Special Scientific Interest and are a magnet for geologists, naturalists, climbers and walkers, as well as families who love the freedom to explore this amazing place.

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Fountains
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 3DY
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Ancient abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site

For centuries people have been drawn to this inspiring place.

From humble beginnings the magnificent abbey was established by devout monks seeking a simpler existence. The atmospheric ruins that remain are a window into a way of life which shaped the medieval world.

When the socially ambitious John Aislabie inherited Studley Royal, he set about creating an elegant water garden of mirror-like ponds, statues and follies, incorporating the romantic ruins into his design.

Green lawns stretch down to the riverside, a perfect spot for a picnic. Riverside paths lead to the deer park, home to Red, Fallow and Sika deer and ancient trees; limes, oaks, and sweet chestnuts.

One-of-a-kind, this special place is now recognised as a World Heritage Site.

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With Max Card – Free admission.

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North Stainley
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 3HT
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Lightwater Valley theme park is a fun-filled day out for all ages! Thrill rides, are for anyone with the nerves to face up to the challenge!

Spin through the air in the grip of the Eagle’s Claw, hurtle through deep, dark forests aboard Europe’s longest roller coaster The Ultimate and venture into the underground world of Raptor Attack.

See the park from a whole different viewpoint aboard Black Pearl and then hop on Apollo and take a spinning ride above the tree tops. Check out the height guide filter at the bottom of the page.

With Max Card

£18.00 entry anyone over 1.3m in height
£10.00 entry anyone between 1.0m & 1.3m in height
£6.00 entry anyone under 1m in height

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01765 635321
Workhouse Museum
75 Allhallowgate
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 1LE
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PLENTY TO SEE AT THE WORKHOUSE MUSEUM WHICH HAS DOUBLED IN SIZE THIS YEAR AND HAS AN EXCITING EVENTS PROGRAMME FOR ALL AGES 

Start your visit in the original Gatehouse building,  which contains the Guardians’ Room, Bathing Area, Vagrants cells and Receiving Ward for inmates.

Then take a look around the Main Block (newly opened to the public) where you can see the Master’s study and dining room, the pantry, classroom and inmates dining hall. Visitors to the main block will be able to view a new artwork commissioned by Ripon Museums which explores the dining experience of Workhouse inmates.

During your visit save some time to look at the original Workhouse Kitchen Garden, located to the rear of the Workhouse Site, this would have been tended by the inmates and been used to feed them and we use 1860’s gardening techniques to cultivate heritage crops.

A visit to the Workhouse reveals the history of what life was like for the not so fortunate…

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With Max Card – 

• Maximum of 1 adult and 1 child admitted free per card.

• Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

01765 690799