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Abbeys

A taste of some of the more notable Priory's and Abbeys in the area within easy day trip distance of any of our cottages. This list is by no means exhaustive.

Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx
RievaulxExplore the dramatic and extensive remains of the largest monastic establishment in Britain. Magnificent examples of English Gothic Architecture in a beautiful setting. Take an audio tour of the soaring ruins.

Further information at
www.english-heritage.org.uk or www.theheritagetrail.co.uk.
Whitby Abbey
WhitbyWhitby Abbey is situated on a cliff top that overlooks the town of Whitby and the harbour. It is probably Whitby's most visited attraction due its historical significance and heritage. The abbey dates back to the 7th Century when Oswy, King of Northumbria, sent a Northumbrian princess named Hilda to found an
Further information at www.english-heritage.org.uk
or www.theheritagetrail.co.uk.
Byland Abbey, Byland
Byland This beautiful ruin, set in the shadow of the Hambleton Hills, was once one of the great northern Cistercian monasteries. A truly outstanding example of early Gothic architecture, its splendid tiles are a testament to its earlier magnificence.

Further information at www.english-heritage.org.uk
or www.theheritagetrail.co.uk.
Kirkham Priory
Kirkham Priory These intriguing ruins of an Augustinian priory include an elaborate gatehouse and monk's 'washroom', all set in the peaceful Derwent valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Yorkshire Wolds.

Further information at www.english-heritage.org.uk
or www.theheritagetrail.co.uk.
Mount Grace Priory
Mount Grace Priory Set amid woodland below the escarpment of the North York Moors and the Cleveland Way National Trail, the ruins of this 14th-century monastery represent the best preserved 'charterhouse' of the 10 Carthusian monasteries in Britain

Further information at www.english-heritage.org.uk
or www.theheritagetrail.co.uk.
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