Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Boxing Day Pilgrimage from Ripon Cathedral to Fountains Abbey @ 9.30am

On a cold day in 1132, thirteen monks walked from Ripon to a completely deserted valley by the River Skell. There they started their own community from nothing and so, Fountains Abbey was born!

You too can follow the monks in their footsteps in this annual traditional pilgrimage.

It will begin at Ripon Cathedral with a celebration of Eucharist and end with a service of carols and prayers in the abbey cellarium.

Walk from Ripon Cathedral at 9.30am. The service in the Abbey starts at approximately 12pm.

The event is free.