Matchbox Cottage is situated in the centre of Ripon within walking distance of the

shops, restaurants and pubs.

Ripon is a small city with its own Cathedral and the centre has quaint medieval streets filled with small shops selling a wide variety of useful and/or interesting objects. There is a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, all within walking distance. As well there are three supermarkets providing most everyday needs, the nearest is Booths about 500 metres away. A car is not essential  as Ripon has a bus station serving the surrounding towns and vaillages. The No 36 bus provides a 20 minute service to Leeds and Harrogate. York is about 28 miles away over good roads but, whilst there is a bus service to York, a more frequent service is provided by a diesel train which runs from York to Harrogate and Leeds. Surrounding Ripon are the Yorkshire Dales and Moors with  beautiful stone built villages and twisty but quiet roads taking you to glorious countryside, comprised of lovely hills and dales and with many places for tourists to explore. Within five miles there are major attractions; the wonderful gardens and ruins at Fountains Abbey, run by the National Trust, and Newby Hall owned by the Compton family where there are glorious gardens, various attractions for families and a stately home. Lightwater Valley theme park is an important family attraction.

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