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Ripon Cathedral, Ripon

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Religious Site
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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  • Had a nice little visit here today. Peaceful atmosphere and it was lovely to see the palms out for Easter/Palm Sunday.  more »
  • This is a beautiful cathedral and well worth a visit. There is a fabulous arts and crafts bronze pulpit and the crypt is a must see.  more »
  • What a wonderful cathedral the people were very helpful and there was an organ recital being played when we visited, very relaxing.  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