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What It's Like To Live & Work In Ripon

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Living in Ripon

Ripon is a city in North Yorkshire in the Borough of Harrogate. The city is known as one of the unspoiled places of Yorkshire and is bursting with history. It is most reputable for its food and in recent years has drawn more and more people for this reason. Ripon also boasts a racecourse and a popular theme park. This city may be small but it is certainly not short of things to do.

Transport in Ripon

There is an extensive bus network in Ripon which many people use to commute or for leisure.

The city itself does not have a train station but Harrogate and Thirsk stations are easily accessible by bus, both around a 40 minute journey. Harrogate Rail Station provides both a direct train to London King’s Cross as well as links to major stations such as Leeds and York, both providing several national services.

The closest Airport to Ripon is Leeds Bradford and is approximately 45 minutes by car. Alternatively it takes an hour and a half by bus. To reach the airport by train first travel to Leeds Rail Station and then catch the direct route to the airport.

There are numerous cycle routes in and around the city, both on roads and through the surrounding country.

Renting Prices in Ripon

The average rent for a one bedroom property is £521 per calendar month (pcm).

The average rent for a flat is £575 pcm and for a house £724 pcm.

Nightlife in Ripon

Ripon is renowned for its food and drink but also has other entertainment. It has a number of pubs as well as a few clubs which are popular with the locals. If you fancy a bigger night out, Leeds is a 20 minute train journey from Harrogate and is a big student town, famous for its nightlife as well as its live music venues.

Notable Attractions Ripon

Ripon is renowned for its beautiful architecture and surrounding countryside, perfect for walking. If you fancy a big day out the Ripon Racecourse is a good choice, there are numerous events throughout the year and it is within walking distance from the city centre. If you fancy a more relaxing trip down the Ripon Canal there are rivers cruises available and numerous walking routes.

Best known for

Most of the city’s economy is drawn from its tourist trade, which is due to its abundance in historic architecture, food and drink, as well as its surrounding countryside.

Education Institutions in Ripon

College of Ripon and York St John