Something for the Weekend: Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden has to be one of the more breathtakingly beautiful places I've ever visited. It is a little of the beaten track (just outside of Ripon) but it was well worth the trek. The Abbey itself was built almost 900 years ago, and having survived Henry VIII's closure of the monasteries is one of the most complete abbey remains in the country. A truly historic place.

The water garden that surrounds it was created in the early 18th century and is an equally tranquil place of beauty. They gardens themselves are peppered with a number of building's known as follys (each of which is currently filled with a unique piece of artwork).

I took far too many pictures so here are just a few of my favourites to give you a taste...
















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  1. This does indeed look very impressive and beautiful! You captured some fantastic scenes and sounds like you had a fun day trip.

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    1. It's beautiful - if you're ever in the North of England I can recommend a visit!

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  2. Wow! Great pictures, that looks great! I love the picture of the swan! :)

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    1. Thanks Karen - the swan is one of my faves from the day too x

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  3. Wow! This is beautiful! What a gorgeous place! Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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    1. Hope you get the chance to visit it one day - it's one of a kind. Thanks for stopping by! x

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