Curious About Ripon

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Curious About Ripon

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Have fun discovering Ripon with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious!

Are you curious about Ripon? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Ripon a fabulous place to explore!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Ripon and the people that have shaped it.

Buy or instantly download from HERE and explore in your own time. One booklet is enough for four people of all ages to enjoy.

First Walk: Spa Gardens to Ripon Cathedral - 1 mile / 1.6 kmsStarting at the gorgeous Spa Gardens this walk passes the Spa Baths with its exceptionally elaborate frontage and classical interior. Open now onto the historic market place, home to Cabmen, Hornblowers and Wakemen then through a Dissenters’ Graveyard, now gardens. Past a former Workhouse then a House of Correction for Vagrants, Prison and Police Station, before ending at the magnificence of Ripon’s commanding cathedral.

Second Walk: Ripon Cathedral to the River Skell - 0.75 miles / 1.2 kms

Facing the front of Ripon’s beautiful and ancient cathedral this walk plunges quickly into the heart of the city via an historic byeway. Pass the fascinating Town Hall and busy Market Place, through an arcade of shops before opening out onto gardens and back to the cathedral. Down onto an olde-style street, over a bridge and finish your walk alongside the river with views to the cathedral.

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Ticket Prices:£5.99 - £6.50
Recommended Time:3 - 4 hours
Opening Times:Daily, Daylight Hours
Indoors / Outdoors:Outdoors
Categories:City Tours, Cultural Tours, Walking Tours
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