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Ripon Cathedral

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Address: Liberty Courthouse Minster Road | RIPON, North Yorkshire, Harrogate HG4 1QS, England
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Although the Cathedral is worth a visit, Ripon itself is probably not. I think this is reflected in the car park charges, £1.60 for up to four hours. The cathedral had free... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the Cathedral is worth a visit, Ripon itself is probably not. I think this is reflected in the car park charges, £1.60 for up to four hours. The cathedral had free entrance and the lady guide was very helpful.

Thank HovisB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. So beautiful and peaceful. There's something about old cathedrals like this one that just make me want to sit and enjoy the moment.

Thank neobabe
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On holiday in Harrogate and decided to get bus to Ripon. A visit to the Cathedral was a must. We were greeted by a verger on entry and given a brief history of the place which was stunning. There were people doing guided tours free and were very informative. Donations only were required. Brilliant visit and made very welcome.

Thank glowie58
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We love visiting Ripon and the Cathedral is a must for a visit. It is free to go inside and a voluntary donation is requested. There is an information sheet you can carry around so you don't miss the important things and a visit to the crypt is a must if you can manage the steep steps. There is so... More 

Thank 2014Jandy
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

i have just returned from a short break in yorkshire, we were based in harrogate, so on thursday, we decided to spend the day in ripon, we had a look around the town and visited the shops and market, before going to look round the cathedral, we got a nice surprise when we arrived , we were told that a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We parked in the town centre carpark and followed the signs for the short walk to the Cathedral. We were totally unprepared for the view as we came round the corner of a high old wall and had our first glimpse of thd Cathedral. We were simply dumbstruck. For such a small town to have such a magnificent Cathedral church... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Typical British cathedral and very well maintained. They were just clearing up from a festival so there was a lot of clutter around with people all over the place which I'm sure is unusual. Organ and the choir stalls were very impressive. The museum upstairs was very interesting, especially the Richard 3 banner. Entrance was by donation but you had... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Cathedral with charm and quirky masonry if you are into finding hidden treasures of the past that mason put into their work. Went on a lovely autumn day and the colours of the building were amplified by the sunshine through the various windows. If you are not too sure about anything ask the people in blue gowns they are volunteers... More 

Thank Allan W
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Called in for a morning in Ripon to see cathedral. Warmly welcomed offered a laminated guide to borrow, but I bought a good colour guide for £2 from a delightful lady on duty at the entrance. This cathedral appreciates a donation but does not charge for entry. Interesting features, including a tiny ancient crypt and upstairs treasury (although we could... More 

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

It s an amazing building steeped in history, although activites around us, moving furniture ,trees and various other things like a shopping trolley did little to add to what should have been truly enjoyabe visit in this magnificent building.

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