Visit Ripon

Travel to Ripon

Ripon is located between the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorks Moors and set in the glorious Yorkshire countryside. With easy and accessible road links and excellent public transport links to nearby Leeds, Thirsk, York & Harrogate, Ripon is the perfect place for a great day out or short break.

By Coach or Mini Bus

  • Free all day coach parking (from Summer 2024) in Victoria Grove Coach Park, HG4 1LX where there are 8 dedicated coach bays
  • From Newcastle and the North – follow the A1(M) south to Junction 50 then take the A61 (about 70 mins from Newcastle). Alternatively, take the A19 south and A168 to exit 49 then take the A6108 / Sharow Lane (about 45 minutes from Teesside)
  • From Leeds and the South – follow the A1(M) north to Junction 48 then take the A168 northwards to the junction with the B6265 (about 45 mins from Leeds)
  • From Harrogate – follow the A61 north (about 25 mins)
  • From Masham – follow the A6108 south (about 20 mins)
  • From Pateley Bridge – take the B6265 (about 30 mins)
  • From York – follow the A59 west, then A168 north, then take the B6265 (about 35 mins)

By Road

  • From Newcastle and the North – follow the A1(M) south to Junction 50 then take the A61 (about 70 mins from Newcastle). Alternatively, take the A19 south and A168 to exit 49 then take the A6108 / Sharow Lane (about 45 minutes from Teesside)
  • From Leeds and the South – follow the A1(M) north to Junction 48 then take the A168 northwards to the junction with the B6265 (about 45 mins from Leeds)
  • From Harrogate – follow the A61 north (about 25 mins)
  • From Masham – follow the A6108 south (about 20 mins)
  • From Pateley Bridge – take the B6265 (about 30 mins)
  • From York – follow the A59 west, then A168 north, then take the B6265 (about 35 mins)

By Bus

Via the 36 bus which runs every 20 minutes from Harrogate or Leeds or via the 22 bus which runs from York or Knaresborough.  Within Ripon the RS1, RS2, RS3 and RS4 buses operate circular routes.

Car parking

There is ample parking in Ripon with the main pay and display car parks being:

  • Cathedral, HG4 1LX
  • The Arcade, HG4 1LX
  • St Marygate, HG4 1LX
  • Victoria Grove, HG4 1LX
  • Market Place, HG4 1BN
  • Marshall Way, HG4 2BT

A maximum 1 hour stay car park is available at Market Place, HG4 1BN (except on Thursdays where parking is available 6pm-12am only)

There is free parking at

  • Blossomgate, HG4 2AJ
  • Coach parking is available at Victoria Grove, HG4 1LX

Disabled Parking Bays

There is also plenty Disabled Parking Bays located around Ripon:

  • Market Place Car Park – Northside opposite Caffe Nero – 4 Bays
  • Market Place Car Park – Westside opposite Specsavers – 1 Bay
  • Market Place South on Street – Outside Newtons Solicitors – 1 Bay
  • Market Place East on Street – Outside Unicorn – 2 Bays
  • Old Market Place on Street – Outside So! Bar – 4 Bays
  • The Arcade Car Park – Opposite Home Bargains – 3 Bays
  • Cathedral Car Park – Near Sainsbury’s – 6 Bays
  • Allhallowgate on Street – Outside Workhouse Museum – 2 Bays
  • Marshall Way Car Park – Near Booths/Poundstretcher – 10 Bays
  • Blossomgate Car Park – Church Lane end – 1 Bay
  • Church Lane on Street – Opposite St Wilfrid’s School – 2 Bays
  • Hospital Car Park – Near car park entrance – 7 Bays
  • St Michaels Retail Park – Outside M&S – TBC

By Train

The nearest train station is at Thirsk (only 15 minutes away) with taxis readily available. Alternatively take a train to Harrogate or Knaresborough, with a connecting bus (36 bus from Harrogate or 22 bus from Knaresborough) to Ripon.

Cyclists

Bike racks are located in the Market Square and also to the north of Ripon Cathedral or behind the noticeboards on the west front of Ripon Cathedral.

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