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The Unicorn Hotel, Ripon

This hotel, in a restored building, is on Market Place East, Ripon.

One of Ripon’s oldest and most historic inns, it is the largest building on Market Place and has featured in many aspects of Ripon’s history since the 17th century.

From £70 per night


01765 643410


Market Place East, Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, HG4 1BP


All of the 32 en suite rooms have unlimited free Wi-Fi and Freeview television. The inn retains much of its historic character, while providing modern-day levels of comfort, making it the perfect stay for families, leisure and business.

Please note that this is a grade II listed building; as such, it does not have a lift – and rooms are located from the first floor upwards.

If you require a lower-floor room, because of accessibility needs or simply prefer fewer stairs, please let us know in advance by phoning the hotel.

  • room_service24-hour reception
  • meeting_roomAdjoining rooms
  • showerBath and shower
  • local_parkingChargeable parking
  • child_friendlyChildren welcome
  • waterComplimentary water
  • showerEn suite
  • more_timeExpress check-out
  • family_restroomFamily rooms
  • live_tvFreeview TV
  • ironIron and ironing board
  • luggageLuggage storage
  • accessibleStep-free access
  • local_cafeTea and coffee facilities
  • wifiUnlimited free Wi-Fi
Canal Wharf, Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Local attractions

The city of Ripon is located in North Yorkshire, on the River Ure. Ripon is a beautiful market town, founded over 1,300 years ago and steeped in history – famous as an old cathedral city, where monasteries have stood since the seventh century.

The old city of Ripon is filled with shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs, while also boasting many historical buildings and museums, including Ripon Cathedral, the Wakeman’s House, Studley Royal, Fountains Abbey and Ripon Spa Gardens, where a Victorian bandstand is set.

A market is held every Thursday on Ripon’s market square, next to its 300-year-old obelisk, where the hornblower will sound his horn at 9pm every night.

Ripon is wonderfully located in the heart of the countryside, so there is always plenty to do.

Local transport

Ripon bus station is a five-minute walk from the hotel, with regular buses to Harrogate, Leeds and York. The closest train station is Harrogate.


There is limited car-parking available at the rear of the hotel. There is a short-stay car park on the market place, directly in front of the hotel. The nearest long-stay car park is the Sainsbury’s car park, at the rear of the hotel.

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Non-refundable advance purchase rates, available to book direct on the telephone, this website and our app.

Unwind at our authentic Wetherspoon pubs

Every hotel is also attached to a Wetherspoon pub, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, including club deals (such as Curry Club® and Steak Club®) and a range of hot, soft and alcoholic drinks, all conveniently located for hotel guests to enjoy during their stay with us.

Dining table and red chairs next to wood burning stove in The Unicorn Hotel pub

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