Destination guide

The friendly city of Ripon awaits you

Enjoy the area's museums, cathedral and monuments with a rental holiday home in Ripon. This welcoming city is known for its gardens, bars and horse riding. Fountains Abbey and Turkish Baths and Health Spa are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Ripon

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Ripon a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Turkish Baths and Health Spa (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Ripon Racecourse (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Talon Falconry Birds of Prey Centre (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Lightwater Valley Theme Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Log Heights (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Falconry UK (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ripon

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Ripon is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Studley Royal Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Brimham Rocks (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Thorp Perrow Arboretum (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Mother Shipton's Cave (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Valley Gardens (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Ripon

Fly into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), the closest airport, located 19.2 mi (30.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Durham (MME-Tees Valley), which is 26.3 mi (42.3 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ripon?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 255 holiday lettings around Ripon. From 154 cabins to 154 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Ripon?

There's nothing quite like a rural holiday. Think long roams in natural surrounds, quaint local boutiques and the sound of crickets by night. Yes please! HomeAway has 57 countryside holiday rentals in this destination. Alternatively, you may prefer to try a different sort of setting. HomeAway has countless rental options to pick from, including:

  • 47 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 25 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 12 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Ripon in a large group?

It can be difficult finding the time to relax with close friends and family. A holiday is an excellent opportunity to get together. If you were planning to stay together, HomeAway has options for you. House holiday rentals are the most popular option here for large groups of guests. Our database presently has 19 available. Rental properties around the area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we have 46 rental accommodation perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night for as little as £125.
  • If you've got 5 in your party, you'll be happy to discover that there are 32 rental properties suitable. You can get one for as little as £94 a night.
  • Travelling with 8 guests? We offer 18 rental accommodation that fit the bill. Prices start from £85 per night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can bring along your uncle, your grandma and all your friends to Ripon.