Fountains Abbey Part I

It's no secret that I have a love for photographing abbeys - Kirkstall, Bolton and Whitby Abbey are some that I've shared so far on here. So I was incredibly excited about visiting Fountains Abbey.

Like Kirkstall Abbey, Fountains Abbey is a Cistercian abbey - in fact Fountains Abbey is the mother ship abbey of Kirkstall, with Kirkstall being the 5th daughter house abbey to come from the estate, something I didn't actually realise before we visited...

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Every time I go around these abbeys I can't help but think how sad it is that Henry 8th had all the monasteries pulled down in the 1500's during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Although it is great that they are all so well preserved now and fascinating tourist attractions, I still can't help but picture how beautiful they must have looked in their prime and also how striking they could still look now.

Location: Fountains Abbey, EnglandCamera: Zenit BFilm: Fuji Superia 400