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Ripon Cathedral, Ripon

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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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  • We have been threatening to call in the Cathedral for quite a long time, and today we finally managed it, WOW, what a fabulous cathedral it is, the town should be very very proud of this attraction. W...  more »
  • Spent about 45 mins here,the architecture is amazing very relaxing,guides are around if you wanted to ask questons.  more »
  • Staying nearby on holiday, we enjoyed both our midweek visit to the cathedral and returning for the Sunday Eucharist. Visitors are made to feel welcome but not overly smothered. The atmosphere is rela...  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