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Ripon Cathedral

Minster Rd | Liberty Court House, Ripon HG4 1QT, England
+44 1765 603462
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Minster Rd | Liberty Court House, Ripon HG4 1QT, England
+44 1765 603462
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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I'm not religious. I enjoy looking at the artwork, history, the work that has gone into designing and in making of places like this. There are not that many places of this grandeur that are free to get into. 'Unlike york'

Thank DanielGizmo
Reviewed September 23, 2016

This is my third year of attending The Great North Art Show in Ripon. The Cathedral is a wonderful setting to display works of art that range from sculpture to prints. As you walk around you have the added advantage of seeing other pieces of...More

Thank Rossi G
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Unusual Cathedral - small and quiet rather than massive and impressive. A nice way to spend a few moments.

Thank isyoung
Reviewed September 22, 2016

We called at Ripon for our morning break in our travels. The Cathedral was easy to find with convenient parking. One of the guides chatted to us and there was a short leaflet to help us identfy points of interest. We were encouraged to visit...More

Thank PaulaMary
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Spent a couple of interesting hours here, the stained glass was beautiful as was the barrel roof. Not the prettiest exterior but don't let that put you off. The staff are very friendly and helpful and obviously love the building.

Thank Pam S
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Lunch trip to Ripon and a bit of sightseeing to round off our day so decided to visit Ripon Cathedral for the first time. There is not an entrance fee but you are encouraged to make a donation, which is fair enough.An art exhibition added...More

Thank marionb899
Reviewed September 19, 2016

It is not an unattractive building, but given the very high standard set by most other cathedrals, it does not measure up. At this time, it was spoilt by an amateur art exhibition.

Thank Michael141035
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Durham Cathedral is an in your face, magnificent, inspiring, remarkable experience. Ripon Cathedral is a bit ordinary (if any Cathedral can ever be thought of like that) but that is the selling point. Rather than the awed wonder of the not too far neighbour this...More

Thank Malsville
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Feels like it's not a real cathedral, just a big parish church with (mostly) unimaginative victorian stained glass. The bits we did enjoy were the saxon crypt, the small bit of medieval glass and the arts and crafts pulpit. But we were kept out of...More

Thank tjsussex
Reviewed September 17, 2016

A beautiful ancient cathedral which is free to enter but invites you to leave a donation. Contains some masterful and enchanting wood carvings including the most impressive misericords which should not be missed. Steps can be descended to the crypt,the site of the original church...More

Thank H1ghSpy
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