October 2017

We recently spent the day At Fountains Abbey, In the Heart of North Yorkshire. Taking Photographs of the Abbey and Water Gardens.

Fountains Abbey is one of the largest, And best preserved ruined monasteries in England. It is located approximately three miles out of Ripon, North Yorkshire, Near the village of Aldfield.

Founded In 1132, The Abbey operated For 407 years. Then in 1529, King Henry the eighth dissolved the Abbey, It had been a wealthy monastery until then.

The Grade 1 listed building, Now owned By the National Trust, They bought the 674-acre (273 ha) Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal estate from North Yorkshire County Council in 1983. In 1986 the parkland in which the abbey is situated and the abbey was designated a World Heritage Site.