Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – well-preserved ruins of a Cistercian Monastery
Contributor:K J Bennett / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:5616 x 3744 px | 47.5 x 31.7 cm | 18.7 x 12.5 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:5 August 2018
Location:Fountains Abbey, Ripon, UK
Founded in 1132 AD, Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved Cistercian monasteries in England. Situated in North Yorkshire, next to the River Skell, 3 miles from Ripon, it became one of the wealthiest monasteries in its 407 years of operation. It was dissolved in 1532 under the reign of Henry VIII. The abbey is a Grade I listed building owned by the National Trust and part of the designated Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey UNESCO World Heritage Site.