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Ripon Cathedral

(Yorkshire Historic Buildings)

Ripon Yorkshire England
Description : 

When you visit Ripon Cathedral you will experience a great sense of peace within this sacred space as well as being thrilled by this glorious building sanctified by centuries of prayer.


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Ripon Cathedral

(Yorkshire Attractions)

Ripon Yorkshire England
Description : 

When you visit Ripon Cathedral you will experience a great sense of peace within this sacred space as well as being thrilled by this glorious building sanctified by centuries of prayer.

Here you will find a beautiful church with a history reaching back to the 7th Century.
Within its hallowed walls can be found the inspiration for both WW1 poet Wilfred Owen and author Lewis Carroll. Carvings in the quire are thought to be the basis of Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
Its remarkable Anglo-Saxon crypt is the oldest part of any English cathedral and is a replica of the empty tomb of the risen Christ. In the quire you will find Comper's altar screen, part of the city's unusual WW1 memorial, as well as fossils in the floor and angels on high.
We enjoy welcoming both pilgrims and tourists; find out about our founder St Wilfrid (a fascinating tale...) take a themed trail (available in various languages) and tread in the footsteps of saints and pilgrims across 13 centuries.
There are children's trails, stories to capture the imagination and intriguing spaces to explore – not least the subterranean passages to the crypt. The cathedral offers a great morning or afternoon visit for families come rain or shine!
The renowned 7th century Ripon Jewel and the collection of silver in the cathedral's library are not to missed.
Step inside the cool stone precincts of this ancient building and find calm and tranquility; light a candle, say a prayer, stay on for choral evensong, the most beautiful service sung by our acclaimed choir.
Visit the cathedral shop to buy a gift or memento; you will find locally sourced products including foodstuffs, beers and gins!
Ripon Cathedral is home for the cathedra (throne) of the Bishop of Leeds and a community of Christians, motivated by God's love and a desire to reach out in service to the wider community.

Architecture, heritage, craftsmanship and a sense of wonder at God's grandeur – all set in the historic gateway city to the Dales – where tea shops and eateries abound!

We look forward to welcoming you... what will you discover?

Ripon Cathedral - open daily 8.30am – 6.15pm (Sundays to 5pm). Entrance is free.

Invite from the Very Revd John Dobson DL, Dean of Ripon

This is the national Year of Pilgrimage. Some of our great cathedrals are keeping significant commemorations, not least Canterbury with the 850th anniversary of Archbishop Thomas Becket's murder in the cathedral by order of King Henry II. We at Ripon, fortunate enough to have the Anglo-Saxon crypt, the oldest built fabric of all England's cathedrals, are keen to play our part.

Here we keep 2020 as the year of Pilgrimage to Peace. Supporting the national theme, our packed programme includes the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the ending of the Second World War and acknowledges the need in our country and world for reconciliation and peace where, all too often, the lives of God's children and creation are spoilt by tensions, divisions and conflict.

In mediaeval times, Ripon, like many other cathedrals, was a centre of pilgrimage. There was a natural human desire to go in search of those things that could enable people to reach a deeper, truer reality. The motivation for much pilgrimage, and many other human pursuits, is no different today.

Whatever your reason for visiting Ripon Cathedral, I invite you to enjoy this wonderful building and all its community offers. See our website, www.riponcathedral.org.uk for more details of special events throughout the year.

Special Events

6pm - Guided Tour
Journeying through the cathedral with Malcolm Hanson, Guide. Free.

1.30pm - Pilgrimage to Peace workshop
Workshop on the medieval pilgrimage experience with Dr Emma Wells, author of Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles. Pay what you decide.

2pm - Outside tour of the cathedral
Join an experienced cathedral guide to discover more about the cathedral close. Free.

7.00pm - Rome in Ripon: St Wilfrid's Inspiration and Legacy
Lecture with Prof. Joyce Hill exploring the inspiration behind our founding saint.
Pay what you decide.

THURSDAY 6, 13, 2O & 27 AUGUST
2pm - Guided Tours of Ripon Cathedral
Join an experienced guide to find out more about Ripon Cathedral's fascinating history. Free

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The Piece Hall

(Yorkshire Historic Buildings)

Halifax Yorkshire England
Description : 

The Piece Hall in Halifax is one of the most extraordinary buildings in Britain.


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The Piece Hall

(Yorkshire Attractions)

Halifax Yorkshire England
Description : 

The Piece Hall in Halifax is one of the most extraordinary buildings in Britain.

5 million visitors can't be wrong

The Piece Hall in Halifax has been a major catalyst for the economic regeneration of Halifax and for Calderdale as a borough; exceeding all expectations and cementing its position as the jewel in the region's cultural crown.

It has become an internationally acclaimed heritage destination, attracting more than 5 million visitors from all over the world since it re-opened in 2017. Many come to see firsthand the breathtaking Georgian architecture. The building is Grade I listed and features over 300 individual columns across the three levels bordering a stunning 66,000sq ft courtyard, reminiscent of the piazzas of Italy, Austria or Spain.

They also come for the unique blend of independent shops and food and drink businesses that occupy the building every day, as well as a packed itinerary of year-round events. From incredible one-off spectacles and site-specific sculpture installations, to big name music, food and sporting occasions, family fun days, workshops and outdoor screenings, there is plenty to engage visitors young and old.

'People Play' by Alice Irwin sees a family of twelve colourful characters animate The Piece Hall's courtyard from February – June 2020. This new outdoor sculpture commission and exhibition represents families from Georgian times who worked in the cottage industry and subsequent mill workers, and the many people who have contributed to Halifax as a town for making and production in the modern day.

Food festivals will be back throughout the year with the best in independent food pop-ups and in May, the Tour de Yorkshire returns to The Piece Hall for the third consecutive year.

June and July will rock with two weekends of live music featuring Richard Hawley, the Kaiser Chiefs and The Specials followed by a Festival of Play throughout the summer to keep everyone busy over the holidays, ending with a season of open-air cinema screenings.

Full details of these, and many more events, are available on The Piece Hall website.

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Cusworth Hall

(Yorkshire Historic Buildings)

Doncaster Yorkshire England
Description : 

Often described as a jewel in Doncaster's crown, Cusworth Hall is a beautiful Grade I listed building set in acres of historic parkland.


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