Cathedrals

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

York Minster

York Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Byland Abbey

 

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral was founded by St Wilfrid in 672 and has a history stretching back almost fourteen centuries. Its architecture has inspired Lewis Carroll and Wilfrid Owen, and the ancient Saxon crypt is one of the oldest in the country.
Distance from Swinton Park 9 miles.
www.riponcathedral.org.uk

York Cathedral

York Cathedral

York Minster was built in 627 for the christening of the Anglo-Saxon King, Edwin of Northumbria. It was rebuilt following the Norman invasion and then later transformed from a church into a Minster (taking over 250 years). It is now one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. The word ‘minster’ derives from the earliest days of the English church, given to the earliest permanent Christian institutions. The use of the word is less common now, as most Minsters have been replaced by the hierarchical structure of Cathedrals and parishes.
Distance from Swinton Park 37 miles
www.yorkminster.org

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England, perhaps even in Europe. It is cherished not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting. For this reason it was inscribed together with the Castle as one of Britain’s first World Heritage Sites. It was begun in 1093 and is the only cathedral in England to retain almost all of its Norman craftsmanship. In a nationwide BBC poll held in 2001 it was voted the nation’s best-loved building.
Distance from Swinton Park 48 miles
www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/

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