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Ripponden is a vibrant village located in the heart of the Ryburn Valley in West Yorkshire

Whether you love the great rural outdoors or prefer shopping, good food and fine ales, Ripponden has a lot to offer.

Ripponden has been included in the 2014 The Sunday Times’s annual Best Places to Live in Britain list.

We have one the of the oldest pubs in Yorkshire, The Old Bridge Inn and a superb wedding and function venue, The Fleece Inn.

We have restaurants and shops that draw upon food and craft culture from all across the world.

Ripponden has the beautiful 17th century church, St Bartholomew’s in the heart of the village

Film location for ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ and ‘Happy Valley’ and other dramas

Ripponden was proud to part of the ‘Tour de France’ route near to the longest continuous hill climb in the UK

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Iconlogo Ripponden Festival Christmas Market 2nd December 2017

The countdown has begun for the 2nd Ripponden Festival Christmas Market.

Plans are well underway for the largest Christmas event the village has ever seen – a Christmas market complete with live music and stalls galore full of festive fare.

Ripponden Festival group is working together with The Old Bridge Inn to host this full day of activity on Saturday 2 December – with all proceeds from the day donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

There will be 48 stalls offering a range of goods available to include arts and crafts, artisan food, gifts, local wines and much more.

Meanwhile, Ripponden will be open for business too. Visitors to the market will be encouraged to go around the village and visit our local businesses.

A barrel organ and Christmas lighting throughout the market will complement the festive feel.

Look out for posters and leaflets around the village advertising the event and you can also follow Ripponden Festival on Facebook and Twitter.

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