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Ripon is a stunning cathedral city with a history that spans back 1300 years. It may be the smallest city in Yorkshire, but it one of the most beautiful and it sits on the edge of the Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a traditional market, unparalleled architecture, and wonderful gardens, residents of Ripon feel they have the best of contemporary living in an idyllic setting.
Just 50 minutes from Ripon is Britannia Olivers. They have been carrying out removals for over 100 years and are the founding member of the Britannia group. Located in York, Britannia Olivers is able to help with removals and storage throughout North Yorkshire and the surrounding counties.
Moving to Ripon
There are some exquisite properties to buy and rent in Ripon; from quaint cottages to grand country houses. If you want a large four-bed detached home have a minimum budget of £260,000. However, if you would like a period home with character, your budget should be between £500,000 and £1.5 million. Family sized semidetached homes fall between £175,000 and £300,000. Traditional terraced homes start at £120,000 and flats are on the market for offers over £80,000.
If you would prefer to rent in Ripon, families will need to act quickly as there are only ever a handful of family sized properties on the market, upwards of £700 pcm. Terraced homes vary between £450 pcm and £900 pcm dependant on location, number of bedrooms, and condition of the property. One bedroom apartments start at £450 pcm, rising to £550 pcm for two bedrooms.
School in Ripon
Families in Harrogate have a wonderful range of schools to consider (both at primary and secondary levels) in state and independent sectors. There are some fantastic primary schools in Ripon and Moorside Junior School, Fountains CofE Primary, Holy Trinity CofE Infant School, Grewelthrope CofE Primary, and Kirkby Malzeard CofE Primary are all ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted. However, Masham CofE Primary is ‘outstanding’.
There are three secondary schools in Ripon; Ripon Grammar School, Outwood Academy, and Spring Hill School. Spring Hill is a residential and day school for children with autism or related conditions and is ranked ‘good’ by Ofsted. Outwood Academy is a small school of just 600 pupils and includes a sixth form. It was ranked as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Ripon Grammar School is a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 11 to 18. To join the school, children must sit exams.
Transport Links Ripon
Ripon is just shy of the A1(M) and Harrogate is just a 25-minute drive away. Ripon is served by a multitude of local and regional bus services which makes getting around extremely easy.
Ripon railway station closed to passengers in 1967. The nearest train station is a 25-minute drive away is Knaresborough. Monday to Sunday services run half-hourly to Leeds (46 mins) and hourly to York (29 mins).