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Ripon Cathedral, Ripon
(4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Ripon Cathedral has provided religious services for almost 1,400 years, though the actual building was completed in 1547. The King of England destroyed the original structure in a feud with the Archbishop of York. Visit the crypt and chapel that remain from the original 7th century building, possibly the oldest place of continuous Christian worship in England. The well-maintained cathedral houses a wide variety of intricate woodwork, stonework, and stained glass, so take a moment to explore the interior. This is an active church that often has services and a live choir, but entrance is free and the staff is happy to show you around. Before you head to Ripon, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ripon trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Ripon has to offer, including Ripon Cathedral.
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  • Visited on a crisp autumn day for a flying visit enroute back home. Was a very nice stop off and such an interesting cathedral. Visible from many miles away on the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal esta...  more »
  • The architecture is amasing and the building is massive. I just like to look around but people who like that kind of thing will love it. 
  • Lots of history, kind welcoming people inside. You are allowed to visit the crypt where pilgrims used to go many moons ago. Beautiful. Worth a visit if you are passing. Free just ask for a small donat...  more »
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  • Impressive but the narrow streets were not made for modern traffic which spoils the experience of visiting this picturesque town.
  • We are very grateful to everyone at the Cathedral for the welcome we received on St George's Day. Côr Meibion Trelawnyd, (a Welsh Male Voice Choir) appeared with Dishforth Military Wives Choir at a free lunchtime concert following the disappointment of a cancelled concert elsewhere. Thank you for the opportunity to sing in your beautiful Cathedral, it was a privilege to entertain a capacity audience. Diolch yn fawr iawn
  • Beautiful cathedral it was worth the trip to see it. Free at time of writing but worth a donation if you can afford to.
  • It's got a great display of Norman and early English architecture Nice organ Nice bells
  • Magnificent cathedral - well worth a visit