Holiday cottages Ripon
For a cosy and affordable North Yorkshire staycation, whether with friends, family, alone, or on a romantic break, a holiday cottage Ripon is a lovely idea.
Take a trip to Fountains Abbey, the imposing and well-preserved ruins of a Cistercian abbey that was founded in 1132 and operational for just over 400 years. In the grounds of the abbey you'll also find Studley Royal Park and Water Garden, a lovely place for a walk and a picnic. The Courthouse Museum, Prison & Police Museum, and Workhouse Museum give an interesting and grim insight into the lives of the poor and criminals in Victorian England – you'll be glad to get back to a comfortable Ripon holiday cottage after visiting! The city's main landmark, Ripon Cathedral, which has a history dating back to the 7th century, is full of stone and wood carvings, memorials and other points of interest spanning the building's entire history, and volunteer guides are happy to tell you all about it.
Young, old, and four-legged guests of Ripon holiday cottages will enjoy Brimham Rocks, an amazing and bizarre collection of natural rock stacks. Climb some of the rocks for a fantastic view across the North Yorkshire landscape. Why not visit the rocks on the way to a day trip to delightful Harrogate? One of the great advantages of a holiday cottage Ripon is the freedom it affords you; go for a drive around the area and you'll no doubt come across charming villages with local pubs, delicatessens and farm shops, as well as seeing some of the best countryside England has to offer.