Living in Burton Leonard
Surrounded by rolling Yorkshire countryside and set around a beautiful village green, with its own nature reserve, Burton Leonard could well be a contender for the ideal Yorkshire village. It has its own village store and post office, local pub and popular cricket club making it a village with a thriving community. Regarding schools and education in the area, Burton Leonard Church of England Primary school is Ofsted rated outstanding, while Ripon Grammar School took the top place for state schools in the North of England in The Sunday Times’ Parent Power Schools Guide 2023 and Harrogate Grammar School came 8th place in the North of England State Schools based on the GCSE results in The Sunday Times’ rankings.
Situated just 6.6 miles from Ripon and 9.5 miles from Harrogate; there are regular buses from the village to both Harrogate and Ripon, which offer a wide variety of shopping experiences including local farmers markets and buzzing independent stores full of delicious treats and historic city centres to explore. Ripon has its own majestic cathedral and picturesque canals, as well as playing host to Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse. In Harrogate you will find fashionable shops set around the ancient local Stray and of course the famous Betty’s tea rooms.