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Fountain's Abbey near Harrogate, England.

Rievaulx Abbey, founded in 1132, is a former Cistercian abbey, located in North Yorkshire. It was one of the wealthiest abbeys in England and was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538.

Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. It was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the auspices of Henry VIII.

Rievaulx Abbey (pronounced ree-voh) is a former Cistercian abbey headed by the Abbot of Rievaulx. It is located in Rievaulx, near Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England. It was one of the wealthiest abbeys in England and was dissolved by Henry VIII of England in 1538. Its ruins are a tourist attraction.

Rievaulx Abbey from the Terrace, North Yorkshire, England

Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire, England

Whitby Abbey by davekpcv, via Flickr My ancestor, Thomas Pinkney is buried here.

York Minster -in one of my favorite cities in the UK, steeped in such history with a true medieval feel!