The ruins of Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruin in England, are picked out beautifully by the frost. Britain from Above: Month by
Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, England: Britain's largest monastic ruin and most complete Cistercian abbey is a World Heritage site. The Abbey was founded in 1132 by 13 Benedictine monks. Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539 by Henry VIII, the Abbey buildings and over 500 acres of land were sold by the Crown to Sir Richard Gresham, a merchant.
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The ruins of Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire / England (by bingleyman2).
Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 by twelve monks from Clairvaux Abbey as a mission for the colonisation of the north of England and Scotland. It was the first Cistercian abbey in the north. With time it became one of the great Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire, second only to Fountains Abbey in fame.
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The Queens Arms - Birmingham, England. Some of the best meals are found in the local pubs in Great Britain.
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.
Several pairs of eagle owls, the largest owls in the world, are now breeding in the wild in Britain, according to a new study.
The Pin Is Mightier
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.
The smaller quilt below features 9 of the 12 blocks from "the fresh picked posies" book. The applique fabrics in each block are the same as in the quilt above, but the background is the neutral print.
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.
A Whole Lotta Travel
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.
Blast from the past
The Best of Traditional British Cooking: More than 70 classic step-by-step recipes from around Britain, beautifully illustrated with over 250 photographs « Library User Group