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Welcome to Mickley Bed & Breakfast

Mickley B&B is a luxury Bed and Breakfast 5 miles north west of the historical city of Ripon, which is, we believe, the oldest and 4th smallest city in England and tradition has it that the Town Crier blows his horn every evening at 21:00 to signify the setting of the watch, this has been done every night for well over 1000 years!

Mickley is one of the most traditional and unspoilt villages in Nidderdale's AONB and is situated between the North York Moors and The Yorkshire Dales.

Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence

Mickley Bed and Breakfast is a Certificate of Excellence Winner, click here to see all our wonderful reviews! This prestigious award places Mickley B&B in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on Trip Advisor, something we are very proud of.

A home from home family run Bed and Breakfast

We opened in 2012, having converted two of our spare rooms into two very comfortable and well equipped B&B bedrooms. We have very high standards and our guests’ wellbeing and comfort is our priority, nothing is too much trouble for us and we try to ensure that our guests enjoy their time here being looked after in the manner in which they would like to become accustomed!


For all astronomers (and all non-astronomers), we have no street lights in Mickley so no light pollution. On a cloudless evening you can almost touch the moon and stars. Although I don't think we are in an official 'Dark Sky Area' it is certainly worth bringing your telescope when you come and stay. 3 miles away in Grewelthorpe, we have Lime Tree Observatory and Planetarium which is well worth a visit whether you are an astronomer or not - but please telephone them to book in first.

Children and Dogs

We are a Child-Friendly and Dog-Friendly B&B, but please advise of bringing either or both when booking. We have a high chair, a changing mat and books and toys you can borrow, all free of charge. We also have a dog's water bowl, dinner bowl and dog towels you can borrow.

There is room for a couple of children to be with their parents in The Amber Suite, a nominal charge will be made for this – please ask. We do not have camp beds so parents will have to provide sleeping bags, pillows and camp beds for their children.

Breakfast at Mickley’s

'Breakfast at Mickley's' is definitely worth getting out of bed for! Cooked to order, from pan to plate to guest; it is certainly a tailored breakfast experience you will not forget. Or if you are not a Full English breakfast type of person, we could give you a lighter continental breakfast, which if you felt like being spoilt you could always have as breakfast-in-bed.

Wherever possible we get local ingredients, sometimes we have to go slightly further afield but we always try to remain in Yorkshire. Should you require something extra for breakfast, like fresh fruit, please just ask when booking your room.

If you would like a newspaper please order when booking and it can usually be delivered in time to read over breakfast; but if Menzies Distribution is late in delivering to the paper shop, it will be late arriving with us. We will have to charge you cost for your paper and a little extra for the delivery, which, at the moment (April 2023), is 60p a day. Unless otherwise pre-arranged, our earliest breakfast sitting is 07:30 and the latest is 09:00.

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Latest News

Summer is (nearly!) with us!

We still have availability for the Multisport Phenomenon LONG COURSE WEEKEND on 6th - 8th September 2024 and we are only a couple of miles off the main bike route. We have a lock up garage so you can keep your bikes safe, a walk-in airing cupboard for drying shoes and clothes, a scrumptious Full English breakfast to set you up for the day AND we have not put our prices up, they remain the same over this weekend as they have been for the rest of the year!

North Yorkshire is looking absolutely stunning at the moment; and in August when the heather is out it is even more spectacular. Each season has its own unique features so when you round a corner or reach the summit of a hill, there is North Yorkshire, Gods Own County, in her full glory.

Our Very Own Little 'Stone Henge':
Thornborough Henge has just hit the headlines, and the world has now been informed on that our best-kept-secret is now open to the public! Just a short 10 minutes drive from Mickey B&B to a henge that dates between 3500 and 2500 BC.
For historical reference: this is after the mammoths and before McDonalds!

Booking.com has awarded Mickley Bed and Breakfast 9.3/10 in Traveller Review Awards 2022 but please, do NOT book through them! Do check availability with them but please do not book with them. Book directly with us, please, either through this website or telephone us on +44 (0)1765 635418.

The cost of everything is soaring - so turn off your heating and electricity for a few days, book in to Mickley B&B and come and use ours!

Before leaving our website, do please check out our Things to Do page above, or Click Here, to see the amazing and varied assortment of North Yorkshire attractions.

Mickley Bed & Breakfast, Highbank Cottage, Mickley, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3JE
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