As well as those in the centre, Ripon has an abundance of top class visitor attractions within a 10-mile radius to keep visitors interested, entertained and that will compilement any visit to the City itself. Click here for a [map](/visitor_info/maps.html
Only 3 miles away is the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey and the adjoining Studley Royal Water Garden. Newby Hall, a stately home and attractive gardens is about 4 miles away and has excellent tourist facilities. Ripley Castle, owned by the Ingilby family for 675 years, is also open to visitors. The village of Masham with its large traditional market square and two breweries is really worth a visit.
Brimham Rocks about 9 miles towards Pateley Bridge is owned by the National Trust and offers interesting walks and great views. It lies within Nidderdale, which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and can be readily accessed from Ripon; it is a haven for walkers, cyclists and all who enjoy the great outdoors. Ideally located to explore the Yorkshire Dales or even the North York Moors, there's always plenty to do in and around the city for the young or not so young!