Fountains Abbey

There has always been a long tradition of abbeys here in North Yorkshire and Fountains Abbey is possibly one of the most impressive in the County. The abbey is situated in a lovely setting alongside the valley of The Abbey, Britain’s largest monastic ruin, was founded in 1132 by thirteen Benedictine monks from St Mary’s Abbey in York seeking a simpler life, who later became Cistercian monks. The abbey was named Fountains Abbey because of the springs of water that existed in the area. the River Skell, two miles west of the market town of Ripon.

Friday 6th March 2020
Friday 7th May 2021