England, NorthYorkshire; the ruins of the 12th century Cistercian Abbey known as Fountains Abbey, one of the finest examples of monastic architecture in the world. The tower by Abbot Huby, (1495-1526), still dominates the valley landscape. Together with its surrounding 800 acres of 18th century landscaped parkland, Fountains Abbey has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. North Yorkshire, England, UK. Ca. 1995. | Location: near Ripon, Yorkshire, England, UK.