Hotels in Ripon, Yorkshire
The Unicorn Hotel
The Market Place
Tel: +44 (0)1765 602202
Fax: +44 (0)1765 690734
Email: click here
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The Unicorn is one of the Nation's oldest Coaching & Posting Inns. After seven hundred years The Unicorn continues to offer travellers a very warm welcome.
Ensuite Rooms: 33
Parking: 16 cars, Tea & Coffee making,Televsion, Internet Access
The hotel prides itself on using local produce wherever possible. Dinner is available in the restaurantand bar every night.
Places to visits near The Unicorn Hotel Ripon Cathedral PLACES TO VISIT NEAR THE UNICORN HOTEL
Newby Hall and Gardens, Fountains Abbey, Ripley Castle, Markenfield Hall, Brimham Rocks
Golf, Tennis Courts, Fishing, Riding, Museums, Ripon Races
Famous Sons and Daughters (past and present day)
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98) was more commonly known as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. His father became a residentiary canon of the Cathedral in 1852. During his many visits to Ripon, Carroll wrote Ye Carpette Knyghte and several pages of Through the Looking-Glass, as well as a number of mathematical papers. Carroll’s work may have been inspired by carvings in the choir, especially the misericord of a griffon chasing a rabbit down a rabbit hole. Sir George Gilbert Scott depicted the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat in the south transept to commemorate this connection. Canon Dodgson is commemorated on the clergy board beneath the south-west tower.
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