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fountains abbey

Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey is a beautiful World Heritage Site near Ripon in Yorkshire. Close enough to combine with a trip to Saltaire (about an hour away in the car). On the surface of it, it can feel like two separate things – the ruined Cistercian Abbey and the stunning 18th century water gardens. But really the ruins are fully part of the gardens – they were carefully integrated into the design of the garden – invisible from most places, but coming suddenly, and perfectly framed, into view at the turn of a path. Its a garden design that is only really understood through walking its path and looking out over its vistas. Stunning!
Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey

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Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey is a beautiful World Heritage Site near Ripon in Yorkshire. Close enough to combine with a trip to Saltaire (about an hour away in the car). On the surface of it, it can feel like two separate things - the ruined Cistercian Abbey and...