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Highfield House, Ripon



Highfield House is an attractive and tranquil environment catering for meetings, seminars, conferences and training. Our rooms can be set up to suit individual need from a boardroom style meeting, a theatre style presentation or computer based training course.

Fountains is the largest room and can accommodate up to 60 delegates. Rosedale is a dedicated computer based training room for up to 14 delegates seated at individual terminals. Rievaulx is a compact conference suite perfect for smaller meetings, and can be setup as a computer suite for up to 8 delegates.  There is a broadband connection in all rooms.

Catering can be tailored to suit and we offer a variety of refreshment options.

Located just ten minutes’ walk from the City Centre we have ample free parking and the grounds can be enjoyed during breaks.


Highfield House




  • Delightful venue with substantial grounds, located close to the town centre
  • A selection of rooms available set-up to suit individual requirements
  • State of the art, fully supported ICT Suite, computers configured as required
  • On site technical support by highly skilled engineers
  • Highspeed internet access with links to the NYCC corporate & school networks
  • HD, touch-enabled screens
  • Flipchart and pens
  • Digital equipment, including Video, camera, TV, DVD, CD player
  • Photocopying and telephone services
  • Welcome pack with full details of the venue
  • Reception services to greet and register delegates
  • Event signage, maps and directions for delegates
  • Optional buffet lunch
  • A range of hot and cold beverages, biscuits and sweets
  • Ample free parking




Highfield House was built in the 1860’s as a private residence by John Kearsley - a local paint manufaturer and, at one time, Ripon's MP. The Grade 2 Listed Victorian villa was acquired by the College of Ripon and York St John, over the years being used for a variety of purposes: teaching space, meeting rooms and a hall of residence for students. Some North Yorkshire teachers still ask if they can view their old bedroom! 


Highfield House now accommodates Schools ICT, a traded service of North Yorkshire County Council and is used as a centre for ICT in North Yorkshire. 


Site Map

  Toilet Facilities   Car Park
  Training Rooms FE Fire Exit
  Reception Room   Fire Gather Point
  Secured Door (SICT only)   Entrance
  Secured Area (SICT Only)    
  Waiting Area    


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