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Ripon Cathedral

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Address: Liberty Courthouse Minster Road | Ripon, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
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+44 1765 603462
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Ripon Cathedral traces its history back to its foundation by St Wilfrid in...

Ripon Cathedral traces its history back to its foundation by St Wilfrid in 672AD. The Anglo-Saxon crypt of St Wilfrid's church remains and is open to visitors.

Choral evensong takes place Tuesday to Friday at 6pm and Sundays at 5.30pm. Details of all services may be found on our website.

We are open to visitors daily throughout the year and entry is free, though we rely on generous donations to continue this practice.

Most of the building is wheelchair accessible with the exception of the Library and the Anglo-Saxon crypt. There is a touch-screen computer interpretation of the crypt at ground level for those unable to access it.

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A fantastic undervisited gem.

I last visited over fifty years ago when I was a small child and can remember being absolutely awed. Over the intervening years my wife and I have been lucky enough to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
andrew w
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I last visited over fifty years ago when I was a small child and can remember being absolutely awed. Over the intervening years my wife and I have been lucky enough to visit churches all over the world and I was pleased to find Ripon Cathedral as awe inspiring again as it was to a small boy all those years... More 

Thank andrew w
Washington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply stunning cathedral steeped in history with amazing stained glass windows and stunning architecture. Plenty of information available and loads to do and see including going down narrow stone steps into the crypt (people were smaller in those days so watch your head) and a library and relics upstairs. Loved the miniature Easter garden and reading how the crosses on... More 

Thank CatherinePace
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Gorgeous interior and very friendly and helpful clergy who will gladly talk about any aspect of the cathedral. Lovely to see the wooden rabbit engraving which inspired Lewis Carroll.

Thank margaret f
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful classical design cathedral with an interesting free to visit crypt which was carved out of the rock c. 700-800 AD for celebrating christian occasions. Several interesting stained glass windows and statues too. No entrance fee but donation is recommended.

Thank dmaccallum63
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Beautiful Cathedral,very friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended to visit if you in Ripon or near by !!

Thank Marlena P
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to a food and craft fair here and was pleased to see it well supported. Not too expensive to get in and some nice local stalls but possibly not enough to make you want to pay any more than £2 to enter. Tea, cakes etc being served inside. Nice friendly atmosphere.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Very accessible and welcoming. Stunning interior and well used by the city for all sorts of services.

Thank Wendy M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank Charlotte M
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank Kathy H
Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful cathedral the people were very helpful and there was an organ recital being played when we visited, very relaxing.

Thank Sarahrobjohn

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