Here at Ripon Minibus, when it comes to the quality of what we provide, we don’t believe in being modest. At Ripon Minibus we know we are the best bus and coach hire company around because the people of Ripon tell us so and supply us with the testimonials to prove it! By listening to what you the customer tells us they want and assessing your needs carefully before accepting your booking, we can ensure that whatever your reason for hiring a vehicle from Ripon Minibus, we provide you with the best. We will discuss your requirements and set out the options, each one cost to be kind to your pocket. It doesn’t matter whether you are hiring a standard taxi, an 8 seater Minibus or one of our premier 72 seater luxury coaches, you will get the same great, courteous services from Ripon Minibus, we never let the customer down and pride ourselves, not just on our superb fleet of quality minibuses and coaches, but our competitive pricing and highly trained, competent and friendly staff. Ripon Minibus will always respond to you if you are faced with an emergency, such as, a visit to a sick relative late at night, or need to pick up an ill child from School. Contact Ripon Minibus and one of our vehicles will be with you in no time, When you climb into one of our vehicles, you are putting your life in the hands of one of our professional drivers. This is why Ripon Minibus takes so much care recruiting people who have lots of driving experience and who will act as fantastic ambassadors for the company. Our standards are high and our drivers are the public face of the company, that is why we expect so much from them at Ripon Minibus.
Top Hotels in Ripon
Swinton Park is set in 20,000 acres of North Yorkshire countryside. The hotel itself is housed in a former mock castle that was for many years, a stately home. Today, that is reflected in the internal décor, artworks on display, antique furniture and rich fab fabrics. This is country house luxury at its very best. The hotel has a leisure centre with a pool, gym and heat rooms. Choose from 32 luxury suites and bedrooms of varying sizes, all superbly furnished and with their own en-suite facilities. Most of the rooms overlook the magnificently landscaped parkland in which the hotel is situated. Swinton Park has its own restaurant, Samuel’s, which holds three AA Rosettes and 3 gold stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Organisation. Menus are seasonally themed and use local products, such as venison, rabbit, trout and fruit and vegetables from the hotel kitchen garden. Enjoy dinner in the spacious restaurant which offers stunning views of the lake. The restaurant on very popular locally with non-residents, so booking is recommended.
Wood Hall Hotel and Spa.
Wood Hall Hotel and Spa is located in a picturesque elevated setting in Wetherby, twenty miles from Ripon. Wood Hall was built in the 1790s as a country retreat for a wealthy family. Set in 100 acres of woodland, this really is a place to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life. Every effort has been made to maintain the traditional country house theme, enhanced by modern innovations, such as large flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and his and hers bathrobes in each of the 45 bedrooms. Choose from the standard, Classic room, through a range of different specifications up to exquisite feature suites with a small lounge for relaxing in. Take advantage of a range of treatments available from the hotel spa or enjoy a session in the gym which is fitted out with the latest equipment. There is a pool where you can take an early morning swim and a steam room where you can sweat it out, should you feel the need. A choice of culinary experiences is on offer at Wood Hall Hotel. The Georgian Restaurant holds 2 AA rosettes and is renowned throughout the area for the quality of its products, most of which is sourced locally. The Drawing Room is the perfect setting in which to take traditional afternoon tea or, on a sunny day why not enjoy your fare on the terrace. Whether you are on a romantic break, a social occasion, or introducing the children to the pleasure of the countryside during school holidays, there is something for everyone at Wood Hall.
The Black Swan Hotel.
The Black Swan Hotel Helmsley, 26 miles from Ripon is a highly attractive 15th-century property which perfectly amalgamates traditional British charm with a luxurious escapism. It is well known throughout Yorkshire, both as a great place to stay and a gastro-pub producing food of a very high standard to suit every palette and appetite, large or small. The Black Swan is, in fact, a 4-star boutique hotel which has won numerous hospitality and catering awards, including Food and Drink’s Hotel of the Year and the Tea Guild’s award for being a Tearoom of Excellence. The Gallery Restaurant, which, as the name implies, doubles as an art gallery during the day, holds 3 AA rosettes.
The Old Deanery.
Close to Ripon’s medieval Cathedral, this Grade II listed building dates from 1625 when it became the home to the Dean of Ripon, an arrangement that lasted until 1945. If you like your hotel to come with tales of secret passages and ghostly goings on, this is the place for you and this award-winning hotel and restaurant is just waiting for you to take up occupancy. This is a Bijoux establishment with only 11 bedrooms among which is a family room, a twin room and one with a four-poster bed. The Old Deanery restaurant is popular with residents and locals alike. Highly experienced chefs work miracles with local produce to provide a range of lunches, afternoon tea and evening fine dining. You can book private dining if you so wish. It is a good way to impress that visiting trade delegation or celebrate that special family event. The unique charms of the Old Deanery are waiting to be savoured.
Best Western Walworth Castle.
On the outskirts of Darlington, in the Tees Valley, you will find Walworth Castle, one of the few hotels in England that once was a genuine castle. The building dates back to 1189 and has seen its share of history, King James I slept in a bedroom there on 14th April 1603. I wonder what he would have made of it today with large-screen TV and coffee making facilities in every room? Spend your time at the hotel, exploring the 18 acres of grounds. Enjoy a meal in the Farmers’ restaurant, or perhaps a lunchtime snack of sandwiches or salad. Treat yourself and sample a more substantial evening offering from the hotel’s team of chefs,
Things to do in and around Ripon
York Minster Undercroft Treasury and Crypt.
York Minster is one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in the world and is the largest in Northern Europe. Look up in wonderment at the magnificent carvings of Christian saints, gargoyles and decorative water spouts that adorn the walls. Sit inside in quiet contemplation while gazing at the Rose Window, a stunning example of medieval stained-glass work. For the fitter among you, take a trip up the narrow, ancient steps to the tower and see the Minister and surrounding area from a different viewpoint. The Treasury contains many priceless religious artefacts, such as jewelled chalices and other altar ware, all made from precious metal. The crypt is always a favourite with visitors.
North York Moors National Park.
Take an excursion with Ripon Minibus to the North York Moors National Park and enjoy the wide variety of landscapes. Goathland is where the popular TV series, Heartbeat, was filmed. It’s only a short journey from the moors to the coastal town of Whitby, with its ghostly ruined Abbey, set high on a hill overlooking the harbour. The town was once a whaling centre and the jaw bones of a blue whale, set in an arch formation, can be seen on a walkway near the seafront. The town also has links to the legend of Dracula. It was in Whitby the Bram Stoker has the ship Demeter, which carried Dracula’s coffin, come to ground. The town hosts an annual and very successful Gothic Festival, which attracts visitors from all over the country and further afield.
Visit Blackpool Zoo near Stanley Park, two miles from the famous Golden Mile. The zoo is home to a wide range of creatures, including Amur tigers, Asian elephants and gorillas, as well as many birds, reptiles and other exhibits. Blackpool Zoo provides an opportunity to get to get up close and personal and interact, in a safe environment, with some of its residents. There really is something for everyone at this award-winning attraction. Like many zoos today, Blackpool also plays its part in research and conservation programmes, whilst at the same time, ensuring the welfare of its many animal guests.
Ullswater Steamers are an award-winning heritage visitor attraction and they have been sailing Ullswater, the most beautiful lake in England, since 1859. This is maritime history at its best, and you have the opportunity to experience it, too. Just travelling to the attraction through the stunning scenery is a unique pleasure in itself. Ripon Minibus would be pleased to arrange for you to stop in the way to take lunch at somewhere suitable, fish and chips, or perhaps take a break on the way back for afternoon tea or a bar meal.
The World of Glass.
Take a chance to experience a wonderful day out at this award-winning centre in St. Helens, a place that was once a world leader in glass making. Here, you will be shown the impact that glass has had on our lives and how much it has changed the world as we know it. There are exhibits here that date back to ancient Egypt. There is also exhibitions of what life was like in a typical Victorian town, plus glass blowing demonstrations, film shows, a mirror maze and lots of other interesting attractions. The World of Glass also has a shop and restaurant. This is a free attraction.
Durham Cathedral, a World Heritage Site, is on a rocky promontory near the castle, overlooking the city. The cathedral dates from 1093, a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture and a pilgrimage site for Christians. Herein are the relics of St. Cuthbert and the tomb of the Venerable Bede. The Cathedral is used to handling the thousands of visitors who come through its huge doors each year and there is plenty of time to pick-up information or take part in a guided tour. Once you have soaked up the ambience of the Cathedral, talk a walk around the city, visit Warrengate, a Sixteenth Century street that leads from Palace Green up to the castle. There really is so much to see in this historical town.
Knowsley Safari Park.
Discover some of the most magnificent species in the world at the Knowsley Safari Park near Liverpool. Drive through the park and see the 29 different species of animal in 7 different zones, including Siberian tigers, lions, antelopes of various kinds, white rhinoceros and many more. The site also includes a narrow gauge railway which runs through some areas of the park, plus amusements and other attractions, such as the baboon house. The people here are dedicated to preserving some of the most endangered species on the planet, so your trip can be educational as well as simply sightseeing.
Anderton Boat Lift.
Anderton Boat Lift, or the Cathedral of the Canals as it is referred to among enthusiasts, is in Anderton near Northwich, Cheshire. The lift, which lifts boats and barges 50 feet out of the water, was restored at a cost of seven million pounds and re-opened in March 2002. The site also has a visitors’ centre, café and children's’ play area. It is a major tourist attraction and of particular interest to people interested in the history of Britain’s waterways.
The Lakes Distillery.
The Lakes Distillery is near Bassenthwaite Lake in England’s Lake District. It was opened in December 2014 and in less than two years was producing world-class whisky, gin and vodka. Take a detailed guided tour around the distillery or even enrol on a masterclass and work alongside the distillers. Shop in the store, and perhaps take a meal in the modern and stylish bistro. The distillery hosts, tastings and will arrange private tours and samplings for small groups.
Blue Planet Aquarium.
Discover the world beneath our surface at the Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. This child-friendly attraction provides unique opportunities to view the world beneath the sea in over 100 displays. Walk through the underwater shark tunnel, explore the coral cave and marvel at the exotic exhibits from South American swamps. Children can burn off some energy in the Pirate Playground. There are lots to see and interest everyone.
The Royal Armouries Museum Leeds.
This is the northern venue displaying part of the National Collection of Arms and Armour. The attraction opened in 1996 with 5 galleries displaying over 5,000 exhibits. On display is ancient armour, fragments of jousting lances and models of samurai warriors, big game hunters and Mongol horsemen. In addition to war, the attraction has a room dedicated to law and order through the ages. The museum stages live combat tournaments, including jousting in the outside arena, weather permitting. This is a great day our for all the family, with something to interest everyone. This is a free attraction with a shop and café.
Top Attractions in and around Ripon
Lightwater Valley Theme Park.
This is nothing short of the ultimate family adventure! Take out a day with your loved ones and soak in the thrills spills and adventure at Lightwater Valley Theme Park. This is one of the country’s top attractions, with over 40 rides, including a number of white-knuckle rides, considered to be some of the best in western Europe. There is also a falconry centre, shopping village, adventure golf and other attractions. Always check opening times as the theme park closes during the winter months.
Rievaulx Abbey was a Cistercian monastery situated in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The abbey was founded in 1132 but was largely destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under King Henry VIII. Today, its ruins are a magnet for tourists and the site is preserved by English Heritage. See how the monks of old lived in the community and were self-sufficient Set in a beautiful location, the site is packed with the type of serenity that can be both therapeutic and inspiring.
The Forbidden Corner.
An Alice in Wonderland world of tunnel, follies and secret chambers, designed to entrance children and puzzle adults can be found in the Forbidden Corner near Leyburn. This is a unique attraction, a finalist in the White Rose Awards 2017 and a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. This is principally a late spring, early summer attraction, take a picnic along, whilst you try to work out the puzzles and mysteries the Secret Garden has to offer people of all ages.
East Lancashire Railway.
Closed for seven years from 1980, this heritage railway line re-opened in 1986 and a variety of engines and rolling stock now run the twelve and a half miles narrow-gauge route between Heywood and Rawtenstall, with stops at a number of Lancashire locations. Popular with railway enthusiasts and the general public alike, it is now one of the largest tourist attractions in the country offering an insight into the history of rail travel.
Take your children to experience the thrill of the Diggerland Adventure Park in Castleford, south of Wakefield. This is an adventure park that offers various fun-filled experiences where children are free to ride on and drive full-size diggers. There are over 18 rides for children to choose from, all in an enabling and safe environment.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden.
The Abbey dates back to 1132 and suffered less during the dissolution of the monasteries than many other religious houses, leaving it as one of the complete Cistercian Abbeys in the country.
Experience the sights of an elegant Georgian water garden designed and built by John Aislabie in the 18th Century and the deer park which dates back to medieval times. Fountains Abbey with Studley Royal Water Garden is located four miles west of Ripon and it is an outstanding historic centre and tourist attraction. The Abbey is a Grade 1 listed building owned by The National Trust and the site also has World Heritage status and is a popular film location.
Wakefield Sculpture Park.
In the village of West Breton, 7 miles from Wakefield, is the Yorkshire Sculpture Park which, along with the Hepworth Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery and the Henry Moore Institute is part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle. The park, which is set in the landscaped grounds of Breton Hall, now part of the Leeds University campus, has been open for forty years. The Sculpture park’s primary aim is to display works of art that blend in with the surrounding landscape. In addition to works by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, exhibitions by leading artists from all over the world change regularly. This is a family-friendly attraction with baby changing facilities, a café and restaurant and regular demonstrations of various arts and crafts. Well behaved dogs are welcome too. If you want a break from the art, take a walk by the ornamental lake, enjoy the gardens, or picnic in one of the designated areas. There is something for everyone at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
This gallery of modern art opened in 2011 at a cost of £35m and since then has come to be regarded as one of the most important museums in the country. It was designed in brutalist style by David Copperfield to fit in with its post-industrial location
On the banks of the river Calder. The museum is named after the sculptor Barbara Hepworth who was born and grew up in Wakefield. In addition to works by Hepworth, and Henry Moore (another local boy, from nearby Castleford) the gallery houses offerings from L.S. Lowry, Jacob Epstein, Paul Nash and Dave Hockney. The gallery has a café, a shop and regularly hosts demonstrations. This is a free attraction, a short walk from the city centre, or take the free shuttle bus from the bus or railway station.
Leeds Art Gallery.
Leeds Art Gallery, with its collection of modern art of national importance, is located on the Headrow close to Leeds Town Hall and adjacent to the city library. The gallery re-opened after extensive renovation ten years ago when the café and shop were relocated in the previously closed, splendid, Victorian Tiled Hall. The gallery houses modern works by Francis Bacon, Anthony Gormley and Paula Reno, along with art by Rodin, J.W. Waterhouse and William Holman Hunt, among others. Next to the gallery is the Henry Moore Institute, a celebration of modern sculpture and research centre, displaying examples of contemporary sculpture and modern art.
The picturesque village of Haworth, once home to the Bronte sister, is 3 miles from the Yorkshire town of Keighley. Thousands of visitors each year flock to the village, which with its many cafes, restaurants and pubs understands how important tourism is to the local economy. The Bronte Parsonage, where the sisters wrote most of their novels, whilst their father was a local person, is now a museum. The Keighley and Worth Valley heritage railway have an engine yard and station in the area and visitors can book a short ride on an authentic steam locomotive. Haworth is good for antiques too, with lots of shops and antiquarian booksellers.
A little more than an hour’s drive north from Ripon is Beamish Heritage Museum, a pay for open air attraction that captures a flavour of what life was like in the north-east in the 1840s, 1900 and 1940s. Visit the pit village, a 1940s farm or take a ride on a tram. Beamish also has a range of seasonal events, such as Santa’s grotto or ice skating. Beamish is also home to an important art collection, including WW1 trench art.
Interesting towns near Ripon
Twenty miles from Ripon, in Wensleydale, is the town of Leyburn which holds a market each Friday and a farmers’ market each month. The town centre is built around a paved square around which are shops, cafes and pubs. Tennant’s Auction House is the largest in Europe and attracts people from all over the world. Each June the Leyburn hosts the Dales Festival of Food. There is a 1940s weekend every year at the end of July, while the third Saturday in August is reserved for the agricultural show. Leyburn makes a good base to set off on walking or cycling trips from.
There has been a settlement in the Middleham area since Roman times. This is racehorse country and there are a number of prestigious stables in the area. The town was the childhood home of Richard III, and Middleham Castle, known as The Windsor of the North, was the power based the Neville family. Many of the buildings in the town date back to the Sixteenth Century. With many independent gift shops, cafes and bars, Middleham, 18 miles from Ripon, is well worth exploring, let Ripon Minibus take you for a special day out.
Masham, pronounced locally as Massam, is situated on the banks of the River Ure. The church dates back to Norman times and the town is famous for being home to two breweries, Theakston’s and Black Sheep, both run by members of the Theakston family and both producing quality ales.
Knaresborough is a market and spa town on the River Nidd. Hire a rowing boat and spend some time exploring, or visit the old castle where, should you wish, a guide will shut you in the dungeon with the lights off, so you can experience want it must have been like for prisoners long-ago. The town is also associated with Ursula Southwell, a medieval seer, known as Old Mother Shipton. You can visit her cave and see the Dropping Well where a large selection of petrified toys can be viewed. The town holds an annual arts festival and is home to the Frazer Theatre. The town centre is populated with interesting shops, tea rooms and pubs. Knaresborough is only 12 miles from Ripon, Ripon Minibus can get you here in a jiffy. You will be pleased you called.
The nearest railway stations to Ripon which are on the East Coast Mainline are Leeds City and Darlington, both approximately 34 miles away, Leeds to the south, Darlington to the north. If you are travelling to Ripon by train from the south or from Scotland, it is to one of these two stations you will come. Don’t forget, Ripon Minibus can arrange to meet you and take you to your destination. St Cuthbert’s Church is Darlington is a Grade I listed building dating back to 1183. The town’s Victorian Market Hall has Grade II status. In recent years Darlington has benefited from regeneration projects which have modernised aspects of the decently sized town centre. Here you will find major high street retailers trading alongside independent establishments of all kinds.
Since the Georgian era, people have flocked to Harrogate to imbibe the waters which are rich in iron, sulphur and salt, and consequently, the town grew rapidly with many hotels and inns being built to offer accommodation. As you drive into the town from Leeds on the A61, you pass a large grassed area known as The Stray, a favourite place for picnics and walking. Today, the main shopping areas along Cambridge Street and Oxford Street are pedestrianised. With upmarket boutiques, high-end department stores and independent luxury goods retailers, Harrogate is a shoppers’ paradise. The availability of accommodation in the town has made it a favourite for conferences and exhibitions of all kind and Harrogate Conference and Exhibition Centre is one of the largest in Europe. Each year, the Great Yorkshire Show comes to town, pulling people in from all over the country. The Royal Horticultural Society manages the Harlow Carr Gardens in the town and hosts Harrogate Flower Show twice a year. There is so much to do and see in Harrogate it would be a shame to visit Ripon and not call in. Ripon Minibus can arrange your trip for you and advise on places to go and things to see. We can even ferry you to the different places of interest, before returning you safely back to Ripon.
Top Restaurants in and near Ripon
The Star Inn at Harome near Helmsley is believed to actually date back to the 14th century. Much loved by locals and with an extensive menu, of local and international dishes that demonstrates that the kitchen is at the top of its game and a worthy holder of its one Michelin Star. The Star is well worth a visit, although booking is advisable. The Buck Inn.
The Buck Inn in Malham, near Ripon, is a family run pub serving a menu that varies daily and comprises light lunches or on an evening, traditional pub fare. The Buck is known for its warmth and friendliness, a great place to relax and unwind. Whether you’re looking to catch breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is a place to be anytime.
The Yorke Arms in the Nidderdale Valley encapsulates all the charm of a an historic 18th century coaching inn. With one Michelin Star to its credit it is also a very busy dining venue which makes good use of local produce in seasonally themed, inventive dishes, presented to bring out the unique flavours of each offering. The pub is renown throughout Yorkshire as a paragon of culinary excellence.
The Blue Lion.
The Blue Lion is in East Witton in the heart of Wensleydale. It is an award-winning restaurant that packs a lot of character and offers candlelit fine dining which has got it a reputation for being one of the most romantic restaurants in England; perfect for \a late night dinner. They take food seriously at the Blue Lion, so it isn’t surprising that they have won Dining Pub of the Year on three occasions.
The Timble Inn.
The Tumble Inn is a couple of miles off the A59 in the Washburn Valley. It is a perfect place to stop and sample some really good food which has earned The Timble Inn 2 AA Rosettes and a 5 Star Silver Award. This is family owned establishment and you can be assured they will do everything they can to make sure you thoroughly enjoy the time you spend with them.
The Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey.
This luxury hotel and spa on the Bolton Abbey Estate is home to the 3 AA Rosette, Burlington Restaurant. It offers fine dining, a brassiere and Highflyers’ Afternoon Tea. The service here is exceptional and much of the fruit, vegetables and herbs used in the dishes come from the kitchen garden, which is open to guests. Animals that supply the meat used are whenever possible, reared on the Duke’s estate.
The Man Behind The Curtain.
Celebrity chef Michael O’Hare weaves is magic in his Vicar Lane restaurant. This is the only Michelin starred restaurant in Leeds; it also holds 3 AA Rosettes. The food here is ultra modern and it is very much a case of putting yourself in O’Hare’ hands for the evening as you work your way through a world-class tasting menu with wine flight.
The Box Tree.
The Box Tree restaurant can be found in the centre of Ilkley in an old farmhouse that dates back to the early Eighteenth Century. There has been a restaurant here since 1962 and The Box Tree is well-known throughout Yorkshire as a place of culinary art excellence; the legendary Marco Pierre White once ran the Kitchen here. Today, the restaurant, which holds a Michelin Star is in the hands of a married couple, Simon and Rena Gueller. The menus changes daily. Book for lunch or sample the Gourmand Experience. You can be assured of a truly wonderful time.
Upcoming Events in and around Ripon
24th November 2017. 8.00pm. Folk night at St. Wilfred’s community centre, Trinity Lane, Ripon.
24th November 2017. 7.30pm. All Hallowgate Methodist Church. The Highside Singers in concert.
25th November 2017. 4.00pm. Christmas lights switch-on, Market Place, Ripon.
25th November 2017. 9.30am-4.30pm. Ripon Christmas gifts and food fair.
30th November 2017. 1.00pm-1.50pm. Free lunchtime concert.
4th December 2017. 7.30pm Ivana Gavric, piano recital. Ripon Cathedral.
8th December 2017. 7.30pm. St Andrew’s Church, Kirby Halzeard. Reeth Brass Band.
9th December 2017. 7.30pm. Ripon Cathedral. Handel’s Messiah. Presented by Ripon Choral Society.
9th December 2017. 11.30am-12.30pm. Studley Royal Deer Park. On the Hoof, deer watching.
10th December 2017. 3.30pm-4.15pm. Fountain’s Abbey and Studley Royal. Carols by Candlelight.
16th December 2017. 7.30pm. Ripon Spectacular with Ripon Brass Band.
28th December 2017. 7.30. Ripon Ghost Walk from Cabman’s Shelter.
5th January 2018. 7.30pm. Ripon Cathedral, The Marlborough Piano Quintet. Schubert’s, The Trout quintet,
12 March 2018. 7.30pm. An evening of baroque music with The Herschel Trio. Ripon Cathedral.
28 March 2018. Lightwater Valley re-opens.
30th March 2018. New Years Hall and Gardens re-open.
30th March 2018. Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park open.
14th April 2018. Spring Garden and Food Show.
10th June 2018. Tractor Festival. Newby Hall and Gardens.
17th July 2018. Historical Vehicle Rally. Newby Hall and Gardens.
22nd July. Firework Championship. Newby Hall and Gardens.
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Cities and Postcodes in Ripon
The HG postcode covers Harrogate, Ripon and Knaresborough.
HG1; Central, Bilton, Jenny fields, Duchy, New Park
HG2; Oatlands, Woodlands, Hookstone, Rossett, Pannal Ash, Harlow Hill, Hornbeam Park
HG3; Pannal, Killinghall, Spofforth, Bishop Monkton, Glasshouses, Follifoot, Pateley Bridge
HG4; Ripon, North Stainley, High Grantley, Masham, West Tanfield, Thornton Watlass, Thornton Steward
HG5; Scotton, Knaresborough
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