Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and Moors
Situated in an idyllic location, close to the Yorkshire Dales, Ripon Waterside and Marina is on the Ripon canal at Bell Furrows Lock, with access to the River Ure via Oxclose Lock. It’s next to Ripon Racecourse, and an easy stroll along the towpath into the ancient cathedral city of Ripon. A haven for rare wildlife, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect spot to moor your boat. Cruiser, narrow boat and Dutch barge berths are available for residential; leisure and short-term mooring, and visitors are welcome. From the marina, you can cruise along the canal into the heart of Ripon or along the River Ure, a quiet, picturesque stretch of water, where the nature abounds.
Moorings at Ripon Waterside and Marina
Ripon is a friendly marina with safe and secure mooring, essential facilities and an experienced Waterside Crew on hand to help.
Things to do in Yorkshire Dales and nearby
Ripon is one of the smallest cities in the UK. Marvel at the stunning cathedral, relax in the historic Market Square and visit the Heritage Centre, housed in Thorp Prebend House, which once played host to Mary Queen of Scots. It goes without saying that a day at the races is on the cards, but when the races are off, enjoy the spectacular wildlife and bird colonies on the racecourse lake and nature reserve. From Ripon Waterside & Marina, you can explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors National Park, as well as the Howardian Hills, the town of Harrogate and York. And, an insider’s tip, there’s excellent fishing on the canal and nearby rivers.
Ripon Waterside & Marina photo gallery
View from the Waterside Crew
Ray - Waterside Manager
"Ripon Waterside and Marina is a great place to spend your spare time, to live at or work. We are privileged to witness the frequent murmuration by the birds on the nearby nature reserves, a treat for everyone on the marina to enjoy. Only a short walk from the centre of a picturesque Cathedral city in North Yorkshire were we are proud to be at the most northerly point on England’s canal network."
We’ve got all your practical needs covered with a full array of Aquavista brilliant basics that you’d expect from modern waterside living including secure moorings; well-kept environments; shower, toilet and laundry facilities; CCTV; free Wi-Fi; working pumps and efficient lighting; free allocated car parking and excellent customer service. You also have the convenience of having red diesel available to buy on site.
Your nearest local facilities
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Ripon Waterside & Marina is open 3pm until 5pm Friday to Monday, and 3pm until 6pm on Thursday.