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'
About Ripon Cathedral
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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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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