Exploring the North: Fountains Abbey

Hi chums!

The other weekend we drove around 45 minutes outside of Leeds to go to Fountains Abbey which was really exciting!

According to Wikipedia it's one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monastries in England. It operated for 400 years up to 1539 when Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the monastries.

Fountains Abbey is located on a huge National Trust area so we spent some time wondering around the grounds which were really pretty (especially because the sun was out!)

The inside of the abbey had amazing architecture. The arches and pillars were amazing but it was quite spooky in my opinion!

The ruins were actually in pretty good shape considering they were ruins. I've been to lots of other ruins in Greece and Italy where there is hardly anything left to see (although bearing in mind those ruins were thousands of years old compared to these relatively modern ruins!)

And let's not lie to ourselves, of course I took a million and one pictures!

Thanks for checking out this post, I hope you liked it!



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