Archive for the tag 'Ripon'

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

After breakfast our first port of call was Ripley where we enjoyed a stroll round the village. Although Mr C wasn’t particularly taken with it, I enjoyed the church which had some interesting historical features including the base of  a medieval cross known as ‘the weeping cross’ and which is thought to be a unique [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Oct 8th 2020

We were all packed and ready to go before we went down for our last breakfast in the Courtyard Garden. During breakfast we realised that there had been a bit of a mix up over the number of nights that we were staying, our hosts were expecting us to stay another night. Before we set [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Sep 29th 2016

The plan was to visit Newby Hall and Gardens but by the time I had driven there it was a few minutes to early to go in so I drove on to Ripon because it was almost time for a mid morning cuppa.  I was tempted by a rather colourful display of cup cakes in [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 13th 2010