Built in 1180 by John de Courcy, who led the Norman invasion of north east Ulster, Inch Abbey was constructed on an islet in ... More
Built in 1180 by John de Courcy, who led the Norman invasion of north east Ulster, Inch Abbey was constructed on an islet in Strangford Lough and is now reached by a causeway through the marshes. It is the daughter house of the Cistercian abbey in Furness, Lancashire, where the Cistercian order led a strict communal life of worship, study and manual labor. Most of the abbey is now a beautiful ruin, however the three early English lancet windows, chapter house and refectory are still well preserved and bear witness to its great days of piety and learning. Come on a sunny day and bring a picnic—you will be inspired by thoughts of medieval times.
St. Mary's Lodge is situated within the Museum Gardens . It was probably built around 1470 and used by important
visitors to St. Mary's Abbey as a place to stay. Of huge historical and architectural importance, the lodge is ...
St. Mary's Abbey was once the most powerful and wealthiest monastery in the North of England. The abbey and its
religious order were influential and prosperous landowners, until the reign of Henry VIII, when the Dissolution of the Monasteries ...
Nestled amongst gigantic trees on the bank of the River Test lies Mottisfont Abbey, a blend of medieval priory and
16th Century mansion. Its ancient walled gardens contain an array of sweetly scented old fashioned roses. Owned and maintained ...