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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 yesterday

A big thank you to the "welcomer" ( R W.) He noticed my wife had a walking defect, and very kindly offered her a wheelchair to borrow. My wife was determined to see the crypt, and the gentleman even sent a member of staff to...More

Thank PJOrchard
Reviewed 2 days ago

The cathedral is obviously the main tourist attraction in Ripon and deservedly so. We visited on a lovely May evening and found it a great experience. It has many interesting features and is very peaceful and contemplative. It is maybe not as large and spectacular...More

Thank Mary67
Reviewed 3 days ago

Small cathedral with unique Minute Saxon crypt.Beautiful embroidered cushions round the walls explaining local history.Exquisite collection of church silver.

Thank Wyn52
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ripon cathedral is a jem . This is my first visit to the cathedral it's a beautiful building full of caricature & it's free to look round & the lovely lady on the counter gave me a guide plan of the bilding so I could...More

Thank gez4000609
Reviewed 6 days ago

Always something going on in the cathedral. Still retains it's peaceful and relaxing setting. Place to relax and give thanks for everything that life offers and the wonderful people that are no longer with us. And so steeped in history.

Thank boblad1946
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely cathedral which had plenty of nooks and crannies to explore with young children. Would recommend for a visit

Thank LyndsGar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Ripon Cathedral on the 13th July - wow, it's beautiful - wonderful stained-glass windows, and lots of features, which are detailed in the easy to read guide you are given on entry. It's very historic and amazing, and a definite must to...More

Thank GILL C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Park in the long stay car park behind Sainsburys, Its actually called the cathedral car park, but only accessible on foot from the cathedral side. Again cathedral staff on hand to answer all your questions. Fascinating history, a remarkable Cathedral.

Thank secpat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ripon cathedral is a marvel architecturally; its treasures include carved misericords, victorian organ case, much not-quite-first-class-Victorain-stained-glass (an enthusiasm of mine), many interesting monuments, and crypt chapel. I felt on being there that much joyous prayer has been offered here for hundreds of years. Today it...More

Thank eclectic6
Reviewed 1 week ago

We paused in Ripon on our drive up the country, just for a couple of hours, had tea in a delightful tearoom, and then strolled along to the cathedral. We were greeted by a volunteer, who was very nice and knowledgeable, and happy to talk,...More

1  Thank Drewratter
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