Did you know?
The first structure built in the area was a Christian church dedicated to St Peter with the settlement originating in the year 658 (remember this year as it is important)
As you read out loud the correct answer you see more words magically appear on the second scroll. You now understand that to proceed you must solve each clue to open the subsequent scroll.
You look down to the second scroll and read out loud the words that appear. You work out they must be directions somewhere.
HintCan you find a monarch looking down?
As you read out the word: Elizabeth the Queen, you see more words appearing below on the scroll. You hurriedly unravel it.
The scroll then directs you ahead. By standing in front of the Cathedral walk straight ahead onto Kirkgate. Walk up the hill onto Market Square.
Well done for getting this far. You arrive at the square and feel the aura around you. You know you are the right path so you read the third scroll which has now fully appeared:
HintCan you find the missing word?
Did you know?The Market Place has been the centre of the city since the 12th century. The Market Place was laid to the west of the older settlement around the Cathedral by the Archbishop of York during a period of prosperity. The right to a fair was granted in 1108 and the market is still held in the square every Thursday.
Did you know?Ripon has four ceremonial horns. There is a fifth horn stored at the top of the city’s obelisk which was sealed for 100 years in 1889 and was said to contain seven gold sovereigns. It was opened up three years early, in 1986, and found to contain only a bill for repairs. It was resealed for a further 100 years with Maundy money given to the city by the Queen and a new bill for repairs.
Congratulations on getting this far. You have yet again worked out the correct answer.
You feel warm inside and your brain clicks into gear; and immediately know where to travel next. To progress find the Yorkshire Building Society and turn right; and then immediately left onto High Skellgate. Follow to the bottom of the road and turn left onto Water Skellgate.
You have the measure of this quest and feel that right is on your side. You follow the directions and end up on Water Skellgate.
You read the next scroll quickly.
HintCan you find Jepson's first name? It is somewhere nearby.
Retrace your steps to the top of High Skellgate. Then turn left at the top of the road onto Water Skellgate. Then left at the bottom of the road. Follow the road until you pass the baths and see a park on your left.
On the scroll there is a picture of a statue of George Robinson with something missing can you spot what is missing?
HintYou are looking for the date of birth
Did you know?Known as The Earl of Ripon in 1859 and as The Earl de Grey and Ripon from 1859 to 1871, George Robinson was a British politician who served in every Liberal cabinet from 1861 until the year before his death, which took place forty-eight years later in 1909.
During his time in India, Ripon introduced legislation (the "Ilbert Bill") that would have granted native Indians more legal rights, including the right of Indian judges to judge Europeans in court.
Did you know?Ripon spa was the last formal spa to open in Britain
Did you know?The obelisk was erected in 1702. It stands at 80’ high and is capped by a weathervane bearing the representation of the wakens horn. It is a grade one listed monument and reputed to be the oldest in England.