Cathedral

Fountains Abbey and Royal Yacht Britannia share the top spot in Which? survey of the UK’s favourite historic sites

Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire and the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh have tied in first place in Which?’s survey of the best historic attractions in the UK. These two historic sites were the joint favourite attractions when ranked in a survey of almost 3,000 Which? members, which looked at nine criteria including overall value for money, helpfulness of staff and lack of crowds. Both achieved an impressive overall score of 88 per cent, beating well-known attractions including Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey and The Tower of London to the top spot. This year marks the second time the Royal Yacht Britannia has Harrogate Informer…


Families enjoyed May Day at Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival

Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival was a huge hit after three-year COVID break – kindly sponsored by Wolseley. The Ripon Cathedral Beer festival was the place to be in Ripon this bank holiday Monday with 1,250 adults coming to enjoy a few beers to support the cathedral. Overcast skies failed to deter visitors and £18,000 was raised; this will help fund the music, heritage conservation and the education programme at Ripon Cathedral. The beer festival rounded off a long weekend of celebratory events and worship as Ripon Cathedral launched its 1350th anniversary celebrations, with lots more to come later this month Harrogate Informer…