If you have been following my blog for a while, you may remember that I have family in Yorkshire (namely in and near Ripon) and visit there every year. There have been several posts about Ripon already, for instance this one. Although I do not spend as much time there as I would like to, I feel very much at home in Ripon and could actually imagine to live there - if circumstances were different. But they are as they are, and I love my hometown of Ludwigsburg and my life here (which should be quite obvious from my blog, too).
Ripon's best known feature is, of course, the cathedral. It is huge for such a small city (the fourth smallest in England, and over 1.300 years old), and always well worth a visit, no matter whether one considers themselves a Christian or not.
Kirkgate is the road leading from the cathedral to the market square:
The market square:
The ruins of a small church in Low St. Agnes Gate can be seen in the back of this beautiful garden:
View of the cathedral from across the river:
Excellent nosh at a relatively new restaurant in Ripon, "The Terrace": (My main course was a vegetarian Lasagne with goat cheese and a brownie with vanilla ice cream for dessert.)
Box Tree Cottages, the B&B where my sister and I have stayed twice in the past. I can really recommend them; their website is here if you want to know more.
The Leper Chapel, a place of serene beauty I have only discovered last year and really wanted to revisit this time. The website says it dates from the year 1115.
More to come - a walk along the river next!