What Makes Ripon So Great?
Being just 4 miles from the A1M, Ripon remains a popular choice for those who enjoy the great outdoors and want to live close to the beautiful surrounding Nidderdale countryside yet require easy access to the motorway network. Famous for its Ripon Cathedral, it has the smallest population of any city in Yorkshire and the centre is set around a traditional market place with a popular weekly market still taking place. A 10 minute drive takes you to the peace and tranquillity of the stunning Studley Royal Park and ruins of Fountains Abbey, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
For the house-hunter Ripon offers everything from beautiful country homes in a wide choice of surrounding villages to popular residential estates closer to the centre which offer a larger choice of homes to suit every budget from first-time buyers, growing families and downsizers. The City is also known for excellent education provision at Ripon Grammar, named again as The Sunday Times State Secondary School of the Year in the North for academic performance.