Ruins of The Old Abbeys of England ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

I don’t know why, but I am fascinated by the ruins of the old abbeys of England dotted along the countryside.  I couldn’t get enough, although I think the girls and hubby reached their limit.  Here are a few of my favorite shots:

The ruins of St Mary's Abbey in York, England

The ruins of St Mary’s Abbey in York, England

The stunning ruins of Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire, England

The stunning ruins of Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire, England

Walking amongst the ruins of Fountain Abbey and Monastery in England

Walking amongst the ruins of Fountain Abbey and Monastery in England

One of the remaining rooms in the ruins of Fountain Abbey in England

One of the remaining rooms in the ruins of Fountain Abbey in England

The ruins of Fountain Abbey, one of the Many Old Abbeys of England

The ruins of Fountain Abbey, one of the many old abbeys of England

Have you seen the ruins of the old abbeys of England? Which is your favorite? Are you participating in the AtoZ Challenge 2014?

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Comments

  1. says

    Incredible! Those are some amazing pictures. I can totally undertaker the appeal. I love exploring old, old, old buildings. Around here I have more castles and temples to visit than I could possibly fit into a lifetime!

    • Rhonda Albom says

      There were so many options for us, we couldn’t see them all either. These are just the ones we selected.

    • Rhonda Albom says

      It was Henry VIII. In the short version, he needed a divorce which wasn’t allowed by the church so he started the Church of England. Destroying the old church and with it the abbeys.

  2. Ann says

    I love looking at ruins and these look right up my abbey — ha ha.

    Anyway, I wish I would have read this before my recent trip to the UK. I would’ve loved to see them in person.

  3. says

    Hi Rhonda – England was changed with Henry’s ruining and ransacking the Abbeys and Monasteries … the buildings are quite extraordinary … I’ve loved visiting historical places since I’ve been blogging – more understanding of the history and our heritage. I’ve never properly looked round a ruined Abbey – but they’ll be on my list – and those you saw in the north of England .. I saw decades ago – but have forgotten them. I was very impressed with Durham Cathedral, Castle and the buildings intertwined with them …

    Thanks for the reminder .. cheers Hilary

  4. Molly S says

    Beautiful! I’ve been to Fountains Abbey, but not to the others – it was amazing. There are also some amazing ruins in the Scottish borders (Kelso and Jedburgh) if you ever get the chance to go!

    • Rhonda Albom says

      Thanks Molly. Hopefully I will remember. We loved the UK, so I am sure we will get there again someday.

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