Ripon Cathedral, or more properly the Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfred, was founded by St Wilfred in the 7th century, on the site of an earlier monastery. The original crypt of St Wilfred's Saxon church still survives - one of the oldest church buildings in Britain - beneath the later medieval Gothic building. The cathedral has several notable features, in addition to its crypt, not least the beautiful rood screen and quire. There is also a fascinating exhibition of the treasury in the library, which includes the Ripon Jewel. The cathedral is not too hemmed in by the surrounding city; it's a very pleasant spot with tempting cafes opposite.