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Here are 30 reasons why Ripon is the best city in the UK

There are so many things that make Ripon a special place to live and visit - from its rich history and treasured traditions, to all the amazing community groups and charities.

This is by no means an exhaustive list - we could list many, many more - but here are just some of the things that make Ripon the best city in the UK.

Ripon doesn't do things by halves... Our city showed extraordinary community spirit when it came to commemorating the First World War centenary last year.

1. We're a city that knitted nearly 60,000 poppies to commemorate the First World War centenary

Ripon doesn't do things by halves... Our city showed extraordinary community spirit when it came to commemorating the First World War centenary last year.
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Who could forget the spectacular Remembrance light show that was projected onto Ripon Cathedral last year? Just wow!

2. And not only that, Ripon organised a spectacular Remembrance light show

Who could forget the spectacular Remembrance light show that was projected onto Ripon Cathedral last year? Just wow!
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Not only is Ripon Cathedral breathtakingly beautiful, hundreds of volunteers and members of staff are at its heart - making it a thriving community hub.

3. Our Cathedral is breathtaking

Not only is Ripon Cathedral breathtakingly beautiful, hundreds of volunteers and members of staff are at its heart - making it a thriving community hub.
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Ripon has three museums with a rising national profile. The workhouse, courthouse and prison and police museum have a great team of volunteers and staff who are passionate about the city's history.

4. Ripon has three outstanding museums

Ripon has three museums with a rising national profile. The workhouse, courthouse and prison and police museum have a great team of volunteers and staff who are passionate about the city's history.
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