Couldn't stay in Ripon and not visit the Cathedral. Had been a couple of days before to York Minster and had the guided tour but thought the £10 entrance was a bit steep. How refreshing then that Ripon was free entry ( though PLEASE make a donation) and came with complimentary guide, though more detailed versions wre available to buy.
Lovely cathedral, windows were spectacular ( better than York? Certainly clearer) and enjoyed the hour or so went going around.
It would be good if they offered an optional guided tour though.