Burton Leonard is a picturesque village situated in North Yorkshire. It is 9.5 miles from the Spa town of Harrogate and 6.6 miles from Ripon. At the centre of this quaint village is a beautiful village green, surrounded by period housing, a shop and post office and a country pub, The Royal Oak.
There is a real sense of community spirit within the village, the village hall is used for a number of activities and groups on a weekly basis including Brownies, yoga, keep fit, toddler and baby groups and not to mention parties and get togethers.
The village hosts a Scarecrow Festival and flower show once a year and the community also run a number of organised sports groups such as football and cricket. For those looking for something a bit more creative there is even an amateur dramatic group.
The village has its very own Church of England infant school which achieved an Ofsted "Outstanding" assessment in 2019. There are a number of great secondary schools in the area including Ripon Grammar School, St John Fisher Catholic School and St Aiden's C of E school both in Harrogate.
Newby Hall & Gardens is a beautiful, historic house surrounded by award winning gardens. There is something for everyone with a large adventure playground, a lake with pedalo boats, water play area with jumping fountains and a miniature railway.
Lightwater Valley is the perfect place for those adrenalin junkies and is just 10 miles north of Burton Leonard, it is home to Europe’s largest roller coaster but also has plenty for younger visitors along with some amazing shows and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
Ripley Castle and Fountains Abbey rich in history and with amazing walks to boot. Ripley Castle is open all year round and is the perfect place for afternoon tea and a walk in the gardens. Fountains Abbey is a National Trust property which offers a full day of exploring for all the family.