The Red House offers the best of both worlds, with a tranquil and leafy environment just over half a mile from the modern amenities and rich culture of Ripon city centre. Whilst it offers all the shops, cafés, restaurants and conveniences you’d expect from a city, including Booths Supermarket, a new cinema and the planned Marks & Spencer, Ripon retains a unique character and charm.
Browse the independent book stores, antique shops, boutiques and high street shops against the stunning backdrop of the historical buildings and the imposing cathedral, or visit the weekly market for an assortment of fresh produce.
There are plenty of places to eat, from cosy cafés to chic brasseries. For sports enthusiasts the Ripon City Golf Club and Ripon Cricket Club are within easy reach, and it’s just two and a half miles to a lively day at the races.
If it’s a more leisurely walk you’re after, this is the perfect location to take in the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, stopping at one of the many country pubs along the way. Nidderdale, deservedly designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies on the border of the National Park and is close to the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey.
The beautiful spa town of Harrogate is around 12 miles away, for a trip to the RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate Theatre, and of course the famous Bettys Tearoom. 26 miles to the south-east of Ripon, the county city of York also offers an interesting day out.