Location

Ripon

How to Find us

By Road

Ripon is located approximately 10 miles from the spa town of Harrogate along the A61 and approximately 4 miles from the A1. When travelling on the A1 from either the north or the south, take the exit signs to 'Ripon' and then follow the signs to 'City Centre'.

Once in Ripon, there are public parking facilities in the Market Place on every day other than Thursday, which is the town's market day. There are also public parking facilities to the rear of Sainsbury's supermarket and adjacent to Booths supermarket (although restrictions may apply). Although we do have a car park, space is limited, so please ring ahead if for any reason you require use of our car park and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Entry to our car park is through the archway on the west side of the Market Place between Boots and Prezzo. At the end of the passageway, you will find a gravelled car park and, looking left, you will see the rear of our building and our back door. If you ring the bell, a member of our reception staff will be pleased to let you in.

Our main entrance is situated on Westgate, which is a one way street off the south west corner of the Market Place and is also the beginning of the road out of Ripon towards Pateley Bridge.

Disabled clients are advised that there are approximately half a dozen steps up to the front entrance. There are no such difficulties to the rear, so use of the back door is advised. We will be pleased to facilitate use of our car park for this purpose.

By public transport

Perhaps surprisingly, there is no rail link to Ripon. However, the town is well served by various bus routes and clients are advised to check their local operator for further details. Many of the local buses are operated by Harrogate & District and you will find a link to their website in the 'links' section of this site. Ripon bus station is located behind the east side of the Market Place on Moss Arcade and our office is only a short walk across the Market Place.

There is a taxi rank on the east side of the Market Place from which taxis are readily available at most times of the day.

Bedale

How to Find us

By Road

The market town of Bedale is located between Northallerton and Leyburn on the A684 and is little more than a mile west of the A1 at Leeming Bar. The town is well signposted from all directions.

There are parking facilities in the Market Place and in the public car park off Bridge Street (the approach road from the A1), where modest charges apply.

Our main entrance is located on South End, which is aptly named as it is at the South end of the town's main street and Market Place! It is near the junction of the approach roads from Masham, Leyburn and the A1 and next to the White Bear Public House.

By public transport

Like Ripon, Bedale is not served by the national rail network. However, trains on the east coast mainline do stop at Northallerton, which is only 7 miles away.

The Wensleydale Railway, an authentic heritage railway serving the local community, calls at Bedale on its way from Leeming Bar to Leyburn and Redmire and a link to the Wensleydale Railway can be found on our links page.

Bedale is well served on a number of bus routes. The main provider is Dales & District and a link to their website, which has up to date timetables, is available on our links page.

Thirsk

How to Find us

By Road

Thirsk is located to the east of the A1 in the Vale of Mowbray, approximately 23 miles north of York. Like Ripon and Bedale, it is a Market Town with a strong sense of local community, but also popular with visitors and tourists. It is accessed from the A1 via the A168, but is also on the main A19 from Middlesbrough in the north and the A170 from the east coast towns of Scarborough and Whitby.

Once in Thirsk, parking facilities are available in the Market Place and other nearby public car parks, which are signposted. Parking charges apply except during the first hour in the Market Place, which is free.

Our office is situated on the South side of the town's Market Place above Barclays Bank and our front entrance is to the left side of the bank building.

Disabled clients are advised that there is a flight of stairs to our offices on the first floor, and are requested to telephone in case alternative arrangements can be made.

By public transport

Thirsk is connected to the national rail network and the station is found approximately a mile outside the town centre. Trains run regularly to and from York and Leeds, from where connecting services run to most local areas and other parts of the UK.

The town is also well served by bus, with various operators running regularly to the surrounding areas and further afield. There is also a regular service to the town's railway station. Further information on the town's bus services can be found at the main bus stops in the Market Place or, alternatively, at the town's tourist information centre. Thirsk is also served by National Express coaches.

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