Set on the wooded bank of the picturesque, these ancient ruins have been attracting visitors since well before the time of ... More
Set on the wooded bank of the picturesque, these ancient ruins have been attracting visitors since well before the time of Wordsworth. The Cistercian Abbey was founded in 1131 and rebuilt in the 13th Century and the shell of the Abbey remains today under the care of CADW. The best features are the vast arched windows and doors and decorative stonework, but the whole area is worth exploring. A display traces the history of the Abbey and gives an insight into early monastic life. Opening times vary according to the season. Occasional special events are hosted during the summer months and at Christmas.
Although it is 27 miles from Leeds, Fountains Abbey is an essential day trip for visitors to the region. Its
state of preservation, scale and idyllic valley setting make it one of the most important monastic landmarks in the ...
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 ...
The Geffrye Museum of the Home explores the history of interior design, architecture and decoration. Each room is set in
a different period so, as you stroll through the museum, you can experience the development of interior design through ...