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Ripon Cathedral, Ripon

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Can see limited amounts inside and is really a wonder of the times, the back room looked very fascinating but was blocked off to the public. 
  • We recently stopped off briefly in Ripon as a pit stop before going onto another event nearby. Apart from having a quick bite to eat, we decided to drop into the central cathedral which was housing an...  read more »
  • We went to an art exhibition in the cathedral, which we all really enjoyed. It was particularly good as it meant we could see the cathedral without paying the rather steep 'donation', and also we got ...  read more »
  • 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
  • It's got a great display of Norman and early English architecture Nice organ Nice bells
  • Magnificent cathedral - well worth a visit
  • A beautiful little cathedral, well preserved with lovely windows, a small library and access to the crypt. The misericords are worth a look - so many dragons! We went in over Christmas and it had some of the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen in a church - their florist is clearly very talented. A lovely warm, welcoming atmosphere.
  • A church with very ancient origins built with local Yorkstone that looks stunning at Sunrise & Sunset. Romanesque crypt from the time of St Wilfred is one of few surviving structures from the period. Barrel vaulted timber roof dating from post reformation reconstruction is impressive. One of the few places in Britain where church processions take place in the town streets, in this case to the Ripon Horn (Market Cross) said to mark the centre of God's Own Country.
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