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Great days out



Mountain churches

International Mountain Day celebrates the wonder and importance of mountains, here are ten of our favourite mountain churches.




Children and adults of all ages come together to stick sweets on cocktail sticks, stick them in an orange, put a candle on top and gather together. This is Christingle.

Upcoming events

6 Dec

Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Christmas Tree Festival

Weekend spectacle of Christmas Trees, wreaths, bells, angels and baubles as St Mary's church Horncastle comes alive to celebrate the joy of Christmas.

7 Dec

Ripon, Yorkshire

Christmas with Jethro Tull

Ripon Cathedral is delighted to be hosting a special concert with rock legend Ian Anderson and the band on Saturday, 7th December.

The annual Christmas Concert is a highlight of the Cathedral's calendar and this year is no exception. Join us as the combined Cathedral Choirs sing favourite carols and songs for the festive season.

Inspire me


Visitor guide

Art, architecture, walking, cream teas, sculpture, history, cycling, letterpress, labyrinths, stained glass, quiet space, stepping back in time, beer, embroidery and Doctor Who.


Tour operators

We are developing a new area of our website, which will bring you special experiences that you or your clients can’t find anywhere else.

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