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This is Box Tree Cottages in Ripon, a long established guesthouse where we pride ourselves on knowing how to please guests. We are situated in the centre of the ancient City of Ripon which is one of the most convenient places to base yourselves for the many delights of North Yorkshire. Ripon contains a good selection of shops where all your usual needs are available. In addition we have a large number of individual restaurants to please all palates and pockets and some notable pubs. Tourism is important to Ripon and it can be very busy in the holiday season. Attractions in the city include the Ancient Cathedral where, apart from the many services, there are frequent musical events held by visiting choirs and orchestras, the Victorian Museums containing the Workhouse, Jail and Courthouse. Close by are Ripon Racecourse holding about sixteen meetings a year, Newby Hall where there are exquisite gardens and a grand house, Fountains Abbey owned by the National Trust which is World Heritage Site noted for its Medieval ruins and spectacular gardens and Lightwater Valley which is a very popular theme park. Within twenty miles are the beautiful Dales and Moors with charming stone built villages. The A1(M) is about five miles away and there are good roads to Harrogate and York.