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The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfrid, commonly known as Ripon Cathedral, and until 1836 known as Ripon Minster, is a cathedral in the North Yorkshire city of Ripon. Founded as a monastery by Scottish monks in the 660s, it was refounded as a Benedictine monastery by St Wilfrid in 672. The church became collegiate in the tenth century, and acted as [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 19th 2020

…and in the morning,

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2020

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 1st 2020

A quiet village just north of Harrogate, with a magnificent stately castle, surrounded by lovely gardens and parkland. Ripley Castle and All Saints Church face each other across the village’s cobbled square. The church contains the tombs of several of the Ingilby family, who’s descendants still live in the castle today. Within the churchyard is [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Oct 29th 2020

Harrogate’s Grade II listed, award wining garden was originally simply a footpath beside a stream from the Royal Pump Room to Bog Field where there are thirty-six different mineral wells. Valley Pleasure Grounds were opened in 1887. The gardens were extended by the purchase of ‘Collins Field’ in 1901 creating an area of 17 acres.

Behold [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Oct 28th 2020

The Stray dates back to 1778 when it was created from the forest of Knaresborough to link of Harrogate’s springs together in one area. Since the late 16th Century countless springs had been discovered around Harrogate and deemed to have medicinal properties for their high quantities of Sulphur, iron and other minerals.
Over the years [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 21st 2020

It seems a lifetime ago since we took my Father in Law to Middleton Hall for Fathers Day last year. We had lunch in the courtyard coffee shop be exploring the hall and gardens.
The history of the hall spans over 1000 years:
Our history spans over 1,000 years so this means that we have a lot [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 18th 2020

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