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Fountains Abbey 1/9

One of the most popular visitor attractions in North Yorkshire is the ruins at Fountains Abbey, somewhere we’ve been wanting to go for a long time and last July we finally made it during our Yorkshire holiday. The abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England and operated for over 400 years, until 1539, when Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries. This is the first view one gets of the abbey approaching it from the West.

Fountains Abbey 1/9

One of the most popular visitor attractions in North Yorkshire is the ruins at Fountains Abbey, somewhere we’ve been wanting to go for a long time and last July we finally made it during our Yorkshire holiday. The abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England and operated for over 400 years, until 1539, when Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries. This is the first view one gets of the abbey approaching it from the West.

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Jul 2014, 00:07
Looks like they are still saving up for the window glass, Brian.
Brian Walbey: And a roof Ray smile It is a magnificent ruin to visit.
Wow. What an awesome sight. Angle of the stone building against the green leaves of the tree in the foreground.
Brian Walbey: I took several at this end from different angles but liked this one the best.
I can see why you'd want to visit this place- it looks amazing! Your viewpoint is great!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, I've been wanting to go here for ages, especially to take a picture I'm showing later in the week among other things. This would be a superb venue for an SC.get-together.
  • Shane
  • Uk
  • 28 Jul 2014, 05:14
What a cracking shot ....so so nice brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Shane, this is a superb place to visit.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Jul 2014, 06:38
I've always wanted to take a good look at Fountains Abbey
Brian Walbey: I've just said to Elizabeth that this would make a great SC.get-together venue, I'm so glad Maureen and I went last year.
I would be in awe of such a place in ruins, Brian. More like in a stupor of disbelief!
Brian Walbey: I've just said to Elizabeth that this would make a great SC.get-together venue, I'm so glad Maureen and I went last year. This is also one of Philine's favourite places over here.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Jul 2014, 07:52
This is a wonderful place to visit. Beautiful picture.
I know Chris will like it.
Brian Walbey: I've just said to Elizabeth that this would make a great SC.get-together venue, I'm so glad Maureen and I went last year. Indeed Chris did like it.
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 28 Jul 2014, 09:00
Worthy of a post card Brian. You did well to have it to yourself!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike. We were fortunate there wasn't too many people there, a school party was the biggest group, so I took this at lunch time when everybody had disappeared to the tearoom.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Jul 2014, 09:25
I visited it may years ago when it was not as popular - wonderful atmosphere
Brian Walbey: I've just said to Elizabeth that this would make a great SC.get-together venue, I'm so glad Maureen and I went last year. The day we went it didn't have many visitors and it was so quiet and peaceful.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Jul 2014, 10:41
Fountains Abbey is an absolute delight - and still grand and impressive in all its parts - a beautiful, finely framed composition, but the stones looked a bit more washed out and stone-greyer in my memory. Some PS?
When we were there in the morning, we were almost the only ones.
Brian Walbey: I know from past postings by others that you like Fountains Abbey so I hope you enjoy all my pictures in this set and they bring back nice memories of your visit. There was quite a few people about but not crowds and I took most of my pictures during the lunch period while most people were in the tearoom.
A very impressive view, Brian! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, a view from the other end later in the week.
A wonderful and impressive place Brian!
Brian Walbey: One of the best and most popular of our cathedral and abbey ruins Richard, well worthy of a visit if you ever decide to pop over to England for a visit.
such nice remains
Brian Walbey: One of the best and most popular of our cathedral and abbey ruins Chantal.
This is a fantastic shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ronky, it is such a fantastic place to take photos, and we were lucky with the weather and lack of large crowds for our visit.
I just love this place and will enjoy seeing your take on it Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, there are just so many photos to take at Fountains.
What an impressive building Brian.
Brian Walbey: It definitely is Chad, well worth a visit.
Beautiful shot of a wonderful place, Brian. I agree with Lisl about the atmosphere there.
I enjoyed our visit here
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jul 2014, 21:45
Ah.. I will enjoy this series. It is a very special place and richly deserving of its World Heritage status.

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