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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":691,"Name":"Ripon","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holiday cottages in Ripon\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhat\u0026rsquo;s not to love about Ripon\u0026hellip;with its elegant medieval cathedral (complete with original Saxon crypt), more walks than you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to tackle during one visit and an historic market square complete with a traditional hornblower it\u0026rsquo;s quaint quaint quaint.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLet\u0026rsquo;s go back to the hornblower for a moment because we know you\u0026rsquo;re still wondering what that\u0026rsquo;s all about \u0026ndash; the hornblower stands in the market square at exactly 9pm every evening and sounds his horn, and the tradition\u0026rsquo;s said to have been going on for more than a thousand years. Sound quirky? That\u0026rsquo;s why we love Ripon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe market square itself has hosted a market for centuries, and you can still go along every Thursday to sample the local produce and stock up on foods and treats. Whether you\u0026rsquo;re one of those market goers who prefer to just amble around and browse or you\u0026rsquo;re intent on cooking up a Yorkshire-flavoured storm, you\u0026rsquo;ll see why Daniel Defoe said the market square was beautiful (in a far more eloquent sentence than that one!).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe buildings that cluster around the square house the kind of shops and boutiques that are perfect for souvenir shopping and browsing, and if you\u0026rsquo;re happiest watching the world go by from a friendly caf\u0026eacute; you\u0026rsquo;ll have your pick. Make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss the World Heritage Site that\u0026rsquo;s Fountains Abbey, as this inspiring abbey ruin draws visitors in their droves to admire its imposing beauty. A photographer\u0026rsquo;s dream, the abbey has a peaceful atmosphere that makes it perfect for a picnic and a wander.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of wandering, if you\u0026rsquo;re walkers you\u0026rsquo;ll find the Yorkshire Dales less than ten miles from Ripon, so make sure you take your walking gear and plan a few hikes. Now, let\u0026rsquo;s go back to Ripon Cathedral, with a history that dates back hundreds of years and a warm welcome for all, this is one of Ripon\u0026rsquo;s most popular attractions. Even if you don\u0026rsquo;t venture in for a look around you\u0026rsquo;ll see it stretching up against the skyline as you enjoy the city, and it\u0026rsquo;s frankly beautiful.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"ripon","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Ripon.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Yorkshire Dales National Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s nowhere quite like the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The park is a playground for those who love to be outdoors, a haven for wildlife and a film director\u0026rsquo;s dream and the Dales cover more than 680 square miles.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnyone who\u0026rsquo;s ever traipsed the ancient woodland or stood at the foot of a dale and stared up at the rocky towers before them will know just why this national park is one of Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s biggest attractions as well as a regular star of the silver screen.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFilmmakers have flocked to the Dales for decades, keen to make the most of this historic and striking setting and take advantage of its unspoilt, natural appeal. Thanks to strict rules, the park has remained just as it\u0026rsquo;s always been over the centuries and that means it\u0026rsquo;s not only stunning but also home to some fascinating historic sites.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA walk in the Dales is one of the most popular ways to enjoy the national park, and there are thousands to choose from depending on how energetic you\u0026rsquo;re feeling and what you\u0026rsquo;d like to see. Remember that dogs are welcome to enjoy the wide open spaces too, and every valley, hill and flower meadow has a character all its own.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2949,"LocationLongitude":-1.98336,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/Pennines.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"ripon/yorkshire-dales/the-yorkshire-dales-national-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/Pennines.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Forbidden Corner","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you ever saw The Labyrinth and wished you could experience something similar then The Forbidden Corner is about as close as it\u0026rsquo;s possible to get without being David Bowie. This unique family attraction is weird, wonderful and great fun for all ages \u0026ndash; and it sits at the heart of the four acre gardens in Tugpill Park.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Forbidden Corner includes a mysterious labyrinth of tunnels and chambers, and it\u0026rsquo;s best to expect the unexpected as you make your way around them as you\u0026rsquo;ll come across a few surprises. The follies and statues that dot the gardens make this attraction delightfully curious, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to while away hours following paths that don\u0026rsquo;t actually lead to anywhere and stumbling upon everything from glass pyramids to the temple of the underworld.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the best parts of The Forbidden Corner is that it\u0026rsquo;ll get you thinking. Remember Dungeons and Dragons? You\u0026rsquo;ll be faced with choices and dilemmas as you go so you can try to outwit the tricksters and make it to the end. The Forbidden Corner is the kind of family attraction that\u0026rsquo;ll have you planning your next visit on the way home, and there\u0026rsquo;s no place quite like it. Think trees with faces, a taxing treasure hunt and a little bit of magic.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":54.2861,"LocationLongitude":-1.86092,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/children in park - edited.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/skipton/the-forbidden-corner","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/children in park - edited.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Fountains Abbey","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFountains Abbey may be just three miles from Ripon but this World Heritage Site feels a world away. The abbey looms high above the modest river that trickles in front of it, and thanks to its position within a peaceful valley it\u0026rsquo;s not only beautiful but also one of the most relaxing places to spend time that you\u0026rsquo;ll ever come across. Reviewer after reviewer comments on the striking sight of the abbey (not to mention the field day it presents for keen photographers) and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the National Trust\u0026rsquo;s most loved sites.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere aren\u0026rsquo;t many days out that cover 900 years of history but the abbey\u0026rsquo;s grounds and gardens include the 12\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century abbey itself, the medieval deer park, a church that dates back to the Victorian era, a Jacobean hall and an 18\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century water garden. The abbey may be breathtaking (even after all these centuries) but it started out as a project by monks keen to seek a simpler life, and the ruins we see today tell us all sorts about the lifestyles of the medieval devout.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;The grounds that surround the abbey were later redesigned into elegant water gardens, and they remain dotted by follies, ponds and statues. Follow the bright green lawns that lead the way down to the river and roam the paths between ancient trees, there\u0026rsquo;s a relaxed feel to the abbey and its grounds that\u0026rsquo;ll have you reluctant to leave.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.1111,"LocationLongitude":-1.58297,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Fountains Abbey from the grounds.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"ripon/bedale/fountains-abbey","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Fountains Abbey from the grounds.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The River Ure at Jervaulx Abbey","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow, this walk is a personal favourite of our Yorkshire Dales expert Jonathan, so if you get the chance to walk it then do! Starting at the stunning ruins of one of the Cistercian abbeys, the walk passes through the abbey grounds (look out for deer as you go) before crossing the river Ure and heading up in to the pretty village of Thornton Stewart, and it takes in some of the area\u0026rsquo;s most beautiful scenery along the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDating all the way back to 1156, the Jervaulx Abbey estate\u0026rsquo;s a peaceful spot to visit as well as a picturesque one, and you\u0026rsquo;ll feel far from the hustle and bustle of modern life as you wander its grounds and follow them down to the river.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Coverbridge Inn makes the perfect place for a pit stop and a pint of something refreshing, and this walk\u0026rsquo;s a real favourite with those walkers who like to take in the area\u0026rsquo;s history along the way. Jonathan\u0026rsquo;s favourite section of the route is the part between Coverbridge Inn and the abbey, and the paths are easy to navigate all year round.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2664,"LocationLongitude":-1.74082,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/12/Cistercian Jervaulx Abbey.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/settle/the-river-ure-at-jervaulx-abbey","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/12/Cistercian Jervaulx Abbey.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ripon Market","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAny visit to Yorkshire means the chance to feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of home and embrace that famous Yorkshire way of life, and let\u0026rsquo;s face it, what better way to experience real Yorkshire than with a visit to the historic Ripon market?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSet in a pretty market square that\u0026rsquo;s seen shoppers browsing local wares for centuries, the market\u0026rsquo;s held every week on Thursdays, and it showcases the local produce that makes Yorkshire a foodie capital. This is the kind of market where you\u0026rsquo;ll find everything from local fruit and veg through to tasty homemade treats, so if you\u0026rsquo;re planning on trying out a few Yorkshire recipes during your stay this is the place to stock the cupboards.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDaniel Defoe described the market square as \u0026ldquo;the finest and most beautiful square that is to be seen of its kind in England\u0026rdquo;, and as it\u0026rsquo;s changed little over the years you\u0026rsquo;ll still find the quaint beauty that captured the author\u0026rsquo;s imagination.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn fact, life still centres around the market, so whether you\u0026rsquo;re keen to snap up a bargain and taste the flavours of the region or you just fancy mooching, you\u0026rsquo;ll find a friendly atmosphere and the comforting feeling of a local market unchanged by time. There\u0026rsquo;s also a farmers\u0026rsquo; market in Ripon, which is held on the third Sunday of every month.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.1374,"LocationLongitude":-1.52316,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/11/market.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/ripon/ripon-market","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/11/market.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ripon Racecourse","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAffectionately known as Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s garden racecourse, Ripon Racecourse has played host to some of the country\u0026rsquo;s most enthralling races over the last three centuries, and it\u0026rsquo;s not only has a beautiful setting but also a fantastic atmosphere.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe course is one of the prettiest even the most avid racing fans will experience, and with a Gold Rose Award from Yorkshire in Bloom it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see how its nickname came about! There\u0026rsquo;s a giant screen opposite the main spectator stand so you won\u0026rsquo;t miss a moment as the race unfolds, and with up to 16 races every season there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of opportunity to enjoy the action while you\u0026rsquo;re in Ripon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe season starts in April, and the course is a popular one with fans from all over the country. Every year sees it host some of the finest riders and runners, and it\u0026rsquo;s a unique way to spend a day during a stay in the area no matter how much you know about the sport. Look out for the special events held at the course too, as it\u0026rsquo;s one of the city\u0026rsquo;s most popular venues.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.1256,"LocationLongitude":-1.49993,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/12/horse race.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/ripon/ripon-racecourse","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/12/horse race.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ripon Cathedral","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWith an imposing beauty that keeps watch over the city, Ripon Cathedral has a history that dates all the way back to the 7\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century. The building cuts an elegant figure against the city\u0026rsquo;s skyline, and it\u0026rsquo;s a welcoming place to visit as well as a fascinating one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe cathedral has welcomed pilgrims for more than 1300 years, and whether you go to worship, to learn or to enjoy the atmosphere and the music, you\u0026rsquo;ll receive a warm welcome. You\u0026rsquo;ll find guides on hand between 10am and 4.30pm every day, and they\u0026rsquo;re always happy to chat about the cathedral and answer any questions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe church you\u0026rsquo;ll see today was dedicated in 672, although it\u0026rsquo;s undergone a few reconstructions since, and the ancient Saxon crypt is the country\u0026rsquo;s oldest. In fact, it\u0026rsquo;s the sole part of the original building that stands today. Look out for the wood carvings in the choir stalls that date back to medieval times \u0026ndash; they\u0026rsquo;re rumoured to have inspired Lewis Carroll to write Alice in Wonderland.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.135,"LocationLongitude":-1.52081,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/08/ripon cathedral.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/ripon/ripon-cathedral","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/08/ripon cathedral.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Ripon Hornblower","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow, we don\u0026rsquo;t think you\u0026rsquo;ve really experienced Ripon until you\u0026rsquo;ve stood and watch the city hornblower blow his horn in a tradition that\u0026rsquo;s rumoured to have been going on for 1128 years. Yes you did read that right, the horn has been sounded every single day for 1128 years!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe ancient ceremony of Setting the Watch takes place every evening in the historic market square, and it\u0026rsquo;s now the world\u0026rsquo;s oldest unbroken ceremony. So we know what you\u0026rsquo;re thinking, how did it all start? Well, back in 886 when the city welcomed Alfred the Great he gave the city of Ripon a royal charter. As he decided to grant it in the spur of the moment and found himself without a parchment scroll, he presented the horn as a mark of the charter and instructed the city to treasure it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo this day, the original horn can still be seen in the City Town Hall, and the official hornblower delights crowds with the sounding of the latest horn every evening without fail. The horn is sounded at 9pm every evening as the hornblower sets the watch at all four of the corners of the obelisk in the centre of the market square.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.1374,"LocationLongitude":-1.52314,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/08/ripon sign.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/ripon/the-ripon-hornblower","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/08/ripon sign.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Workhouse Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAn imposing building that must have conjured feelings of dread into the many that passed through its gates, The Workhouse Museum is housed in the gatehouse building of the original Ripon Workhouse site. With a daunting atmosphere, the museum offers its visitors an insight into what day to day life would have been like for its unfortunate inmates, and the Workhouse Kitchen Garden to its rear has been restored to look just as it would have when it was kept by the inmates.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s easy to imagine the feelings of hopelessness that would have settled on those entering for the first time, and it wasn\u0026rsquo;t only those who had always found themselves in dire straits who ended up in the workhouse \u0026ndash; it was\u0026nbsp; common for widows, the elderly and those who fell on hard times to be consigned to its cells too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s been a workhouse on the same site in Ripon since 1776, and those well enough to do the work spent eight hours every day crushing stones to build the area\u0026rsquo;s roads. \u0026nbsp;The building visitors see today was finished in 1855, and with its own teacher, chaplain and doctor it was like a world of its own.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.1383,"LocationLongitude":-1.52222,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/08/chives.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/ripon/the-workhouse-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/08/chives.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Markenfield Hall","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you didn\u0026rsquo;t know Markenfield Hall existed you\u0026rsquo;d drive right past the turning for this historic house without even realising you\u0026rsquo;d missed it, and it\u0026rsquo;s all the more special for being one of Ripon\u0026rsquo;s best-kept secrets. Just three miles from the city, the house is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited residence in the country, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the area\u0026rsquo;s most beautiful attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll need to park up beside the moat (not how often do we get to say that?!) and walk over the bridge where the drawbridge once stood. You\u0026rsquo;ll be welcomed by a medieval courtyard before passing under the Tudor gatehouse, and then your visit starts.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eStill home to a family, Markenfield Hall has a peaceful, friendly atmosphere and has none of the touristy features that can take away from the character of an historic site. You won\u0026rsquo;t find a caf\u0026eacute; or a shop, and the owners are always happy to tell visitors all about the property which was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow we can\u0026rsquo;t make your own homes look quite like this stunning piece of history, but you can buy some plants to take back with you from the resident gardener while you\u0026rsquo;re there. It\u0026rsquo;s best to check the opening times on the official website before setting off as they change throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.1017,"LocationLongitude":-1.55099,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/05/flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/ripon/markenfield-hall","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/05/flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Brimham Rocks","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere are few places where you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to keep an eye out for dancing bears and balance on Rocking Stones before you start your walk\u0026hellip;but Brimham Rocks is full of surprises.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust a twenty minute drive from Ripon, you\u0026rsquo;ll find the historic local beauty spot that\u0026rsquo;s Brimham Rocks. A fantastic example of \u0026nbsp;the unique scenery we all know and love Yorkshire for, the rocks are a collection of quirky rock formations that make the perfect place to enjoy a stroll and take in nature\u0026rsquo;s handiwork.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you\u0026rsquo;re happy with a wander, fancy climbing the rocks to see how high you can get or you\u0026rsquo;re just content to sit back and admire the views, the rocks are a beautiful place to spend some time away from the city and enjoy true Yorkshire. The far-reaching views to Nidderdale provide the perfect backdrop to the rocks, and if you go along to walk some of the surrounding area you\u0026rsquo;ll have your pick of winding pathways to pick up and follow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow for the fun part, when you\u0026rsquo;re admiring the rocks see if you can spt favourites such as the dancing bear, the gorilla and the eagle\u0026hellip;it\u0026rsquo;s a great game for the kids\u0026gt; Will you discfover the smartie tube or be able to worm your way through it? And you can even test your balance up on the Rocking Stones.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.0804,"LocationLongitude":-1.68524,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/08/Brimham Rocks.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/ripon/brimham-rocks","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/08/Brimham Rocks.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Sanctuary Way Walk","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis scenic walk takes visitors to Ripon around the city, following the sites of the eight old sanctuary markers. The markers marked the boundary of the sanctuary in which anyone was entitled to claim free sanctuary during the night, and one of the original ones can still be seen today.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThanks to replica markers that are now displayed close to the sites of the original ones, walkers can explore the city on foot and follow them as they go. If you complete the whole circular walk it\u0026rsquo;s ten miles, but you\u0026rsquo;ll still take in some of the landmarks if you choose to take things easier and just pick a section or two instead.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eStart the walk at Ripon\u0026rsquo;s famous cathedral and the first marker is found at Bridge Hewick. If you\u0026rsquo;re keen to see the only remaining original marker then look out for marker number three. You\u0026rsquo;ll need to stray from the route a little, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find it close to Hutton Hill Farm. 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The festival runs until 21\u003csup\u003est\u003c/sup\u003e September and includes live performances throughout the city. If you love all kinds of music then you\u0026rsquo;ll have your pick of live acts throughout the festival, as it welcomes jazz acts, orchestras, flamenco, folk artists, chamber concerts, recitals and choirs to perform live in venues across Ripon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVenues include Ripon Cathedral, some of the city\u0026rsquo;s ancient churches, Markenfield Hall and all kinds of village halls and quirky settings in and around the city. No matter which performance you opt for, the opportunity to enjoy it in a unique setting means the festival\u0026rsquo;s all about experiencing music in a way you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe festival\u0026rsquo;s highlights are set to include the London Mozart Players with the violinist Jennifer Pike (performing at The Royal Hall in Harrogate). 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