Fountains Abbey

We visited Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens last November and although the weather wasn’t great it was still showing off some spectacular Autumn colours.

The Abbey was founded in 1132 and it was one of the largest and most important Cistercian monastries in England for much of it’s 407 year existence. By the early 16th Century it was also one of the wealthiest and therefore a prime target for Henry VIII and the dissolution of the monastories in 1539.

© Mark Simms Photography (2022)

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