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. With our online itinerary creator, Ripon attractions like Ripon Cathedral can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Amazing wedding at ripon cathedral this weekend the venue is stunningly beautiful, the features in this cathedral make it a truly lovely place to visit. The way it is lit up at night is incredible as ... more »
Truly wonderful, atmospheric cathedral in a lovely location. All in all a marvellous, touching experience. Amazing sights and staggering beauty. Free to get in but donations are welcome. more »
Un intérieur plein de surprises... A visiter ! (Gratuit (y compris la crypte qui s'y cache), possibilité de faire des photos en achetant un badge à 2 livres (prix à vérifier)) more »An interior full of surprises... Visit! (Free (including the crypt which is hidden), possibility to take photos by buying a badge to 2 books (price check))
This was our first visit to the Cathedral but certainly wont be our last! The welcomer went out of her way to be helpful in a non intrusive way. She gave us a tour sheet to follow but as our time was limited she made some suggestions for the "must see" parts of the building. We felt everyone in the building was friendly as well as proud of the Cathedral and Ripon. We will be back!
The cathedral is beautiful, however the staff/visitor information require training on how to keep their views to themselves particularly If it's insulting or discriminatory. My family being Asian (not Muslim) were told that Islam was the cause of all wars and problems. Had I been a Muslim I would have been highly offended as it felt very provacative. Probably not the views you should be advocating to visitors even If that is what you think. Subsequent to this she was very opinionated in her Christian views whilst being very intolerant of others. For a location that has potential international visitors from all different religions, you'd think staff would have a good awareness of how to treat others with respect and tolerance.
Beautiful building - especially when the sun sets on it late summer - Looks golden!
Paid a £5 voluntary contribution with the greeter right there, took a snap and then asked to purchase a £3 license to take pics!
Great location lovely setting very nice ambiance to the building. It is near the small city centre and there is a pleasent canal side walk to finish the day off.
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