The ruins of Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruin in England, are picked out beautifully by the frost. Britain from Above: Month by
The ruins of Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire / England (by bingleyman2).
The ruins of the Abbey of St. Mary in York founded in 1055. At one time this was the richest abbey in Northern England until King Henry VIII dissolved all monasteries and it was closed and partially destroyed.
Glastonbury Abbey Ruins, England- This was one of my favorite places to see in all of England. The supposed burial place of King Arthur himself! The entire town is lovely.
Ruins of Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland; built in 1128 by King David I of Scotland
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Castle Howard. England. Although it looks like a castle, Howard is actually a stately home - a private residence of the Howard family that has resided in the complex for more than 300 years. The house, located in North Yorkshire, England, is one of the largest residences in Britain. Its construction commenced at the end of the 17th century and lasted around 15 years.
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Sunbeams at Netley Abbey ruins Southampton, England
Caerphilly Castle is one of the great medieval castles of western Europe. One of the largest medieval fortresses in Britain, begun in 1268 by the Anglo-Norman marcher lord, Gilbert de Clare. Concentrically planned, the rings of stone and water defences are formidable even today.
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Trim Castle, Co. Meath, Ireland - the ruins are all that remains of Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle. Construction on the castle started in 1175 by by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter during the Norman Invasion of Ireland. The castle was used in the movie Braveheart.
Bradgate House Ruins Thomas Grey, 2nd marquis of Dorset built Bradgate House with the likely completion date being 1520. This is one of the first unfortified great houses in England and one of the earliest post-Roman use of bricks. It was lived in by the Grey family for the next 220 years.The decline of the house started in the mid 18th century resulting in the ruins which are standing today.
Pillars Of The Earth, ruins of Tintern Abbey, Wales (by Steve Richards).
I feel like the point of every Twitter account based in Britain is to out-sass the rest of the world.<---and they are brilliant at it!
Plenty of ghostly ruins have been photographed, but photos are easily faked and easier to dismiss. The world’s most-photographed phantom castle is Dounarwyse-a 13th century ruin on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. It’s said to appear like clockwork-so regularly it’s a simple matter to calculate a sighting. In daylight its nothing but a few crumbling bricks. Above:the most evocative shot of it ever taken, by Leszek Bujnowski."Hoax or Smoking Gun?
Alexander McQueen-- the newest look on Parisian runways are inspired by the fountains of Versailles.
~Crossraguel Abbey, Scotland. A Cluniac monastery founded in 1244 by Duncan, heir to the Earldom of Carrick. The extraordinary thing about Crossraguel is just how much of the site is still relatively intact; the extensive ruins include the church, chapterhouse, gatehouse, dovecot, cloister and a tall tower house which offers wonderful views over the site from the top. The founding monks came from Paisley Abbey, the only other Cluniac monastic
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