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“A fantastic piece of tradition and history”

The Ripon Hornblower
Ranked #6 of 31 things to do in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence
Level Contributor
60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A fantastic piece of tradition and history”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

I first saw and heard this spectacle when I was 10. 45 years later its still going on!!!

Every night and so much part of our heritage. Go and see it.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“night blowing”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

great bit of history behind this tradition. the present hornblower gave us a brief informative history and presented us with a lucky wooden peeeny !!

Visited February 2013
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Hull
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“very entertaining”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Well worth standing around in the freezing cold for. George was very entertaining and informative. Unfortunately the lucky wooden penny did not work, didn't get a number on the lottery!!

Visited February 2013
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north yorkshire
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Local haunt”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a Ripon local pub day and night its busy. Not a bad atmosphere. The food is simple bar food it edible.

Visited August 2012
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Alaska
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89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“The Horn Blows well before midnight”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

This ceremony has been going on for over a thousand years. Every night at 9pm, no matter what weather. The hornblower is Ripon's "Wakeman" who tells the story in an entertaining way at the conclusion of the brief ceremony.

Visited November 2012
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