(active 1130s in North Yorkshire)

Aerial view

founded 1132
Fountains Abbey, Aldfield, North Yorkshire

Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It is located approximately 5 kilometres south-west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, near to the village of Aldfield. Founded in 1132, the abbey operated for over 400 years, until 1539, when Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

The photo shows an aerial view of the ruins.

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