Market Place
Market Place, Ripon HG4 4DZ Route Planner
The Green Guide

Useful information


The market place is one of the largest squares in the North of England. The obelisk (1781) commemorates William Aislabie's 60th anniversary as a member of parliament. A horn is blown every evening at 9pm "to set the watch" in a tradition dating back to AD886. The Town Hall, built by James Wyatt in 1801, houses the city's four horns, including the charter horn, several centuries old and a symbol of the granting of the first charter to Ripon in 886.


  • Route from this place
  • Directions to this place
  • Route via this place
  • Nearby hotels
  • Nearby restaurants


Things to see and donearby

Where to sleepnearby

  • From €63
    The Unicorn Hotel Wetherspoon
    Very good 8.1
    28 m - Market Place, Ripon HG4 1BP
  • From €140
    The Royal Oak Ripon
    Very good 8
    100 m - 36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB
  • From €111
    Fabulous One Bedroom Apartment in Ripon City Centre
    Exceptional 9.6
    138 m - 3A Water Skellgate 5 Calvert Court, Ripon HG4 1BQ

Where to eatnearby

The Green Guide

Buy on