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Ripon Cathedral

Minster Road | 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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“saxon crypt” (50 reviews)
“choir stalls” (31 reviews)
“art exhibition” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Minster Road | Liberty Court House, Ripon HG4 1QT, England
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+44 1765 603462
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"saxon crypt"
in 50 reviews
"choir stalls"
in 31 reviews
"art exhibition"
in 33 reviews
"lewis carroll"
in 27 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 122 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 55 reviews
"photography permit"
in 11 reviews
"alice in wonderland"
in 18 reviews
"wood carvings"
in 11 reviews
"the stained glass windows"
in 28 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 18 reviews
"take photos"
in 14 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 16 reviews
"lots of history"
in 12 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 11 reviews
"gift shop"
in 19 reviews
"free entry"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Unexpectedly revealing considering I had no pre ordained intention of visiting. So thank you to all the fund raiser s for making it possible

Thank Susie T
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Reviewed 6 days ago

From the moment you enter the Cathedral it takes your breath away. The architecture is absolutely beautiful and staff are around to answer any questions. The stained glass windows are magnificent. If you can manage the steep steps a visit to the crypt is worth...More

Thank frankmsmith47
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WE enjoyed our visit from the moment we were greeted as we walked through the door until we left. There is so much to see that we will have to return.

Thank michael h
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building, but what struck in particular was how the vast space that could have been just another high CoE cathedral was clearly thriving and embracing today's society: recent (for veterans) addition that was modern yet sympathetically integrated; contemporary art (based on Book of Revelations)...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A truly beautiful building with spectacular architecture. I have visited a couple of other times and on each occasion found my visit so interesting. Staff are very helpful. I also fully appreciate the no charge....as you are able just to sit quietly and reflect....and pray.

Thank MillyT16
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Beautiful building friendly knowledgeable guides. Free to enter. Interesting story about Robert Louis Stevenson and the first world war poet

Thank Ca06-p
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome and no entry charge. Lots of local and national history and clergy and staff to assist and welcome you. Lots to see and learn. A small shop and an art exhibition currently in place.

Thank Susie Q
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral is well worth seeing. I've been here a couple times and it really is something. The architecture and the history is quite impressive. The crypt is a must do. It is free to get in, there is a fee paying car park at...More

Thank uk_sassypants
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

York Minster gets all the attention. This cathedral outclasses York every time. avoid the queues in York and visit this one instead

Thank MikeEsholt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could just stroll around and out in 15 minutes but stay a bit longer and look. A lot of love has gone in to this cathedral and it shows in the detail and the way that it is presented to you. Surprised not to...More

Thank tom g
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Linda S
18 March 2018|
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Response from Kaylen86 | Reviewed this property |
It’s a place of worship, not a park.
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Kimberley R
10 February 2018|
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Response from Armando S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay, I have just seen it. I don't have any dog and I saw none inside the cathedral but we were few people. In a web about "Ripon Cathedral Wedding Venue" they show "Pet friendly No". I recommend you to ask in... More
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Wizzy1959
30 July 2017|
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Response from Theresa F | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no compulsory entrance fee. There are donation boxes available at the entrance, donations to light candles. Worthy of a token donation though, beautiful peaceful cathedral. Crypt worth a visit too and the... More
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