Inside Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

A quiet moment at the altar, looking down the nave of this impressive Cistercian Abbey, part of the National Trust estate. It’s also a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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This is the view inside the cellarium (a mediaeval storeroom). Although Fountains Abbey suffered in the wake of King Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries, several parts of the extensive buildings have survived remarkably well. This is probably the best example, with an expansive and fine vaulted ceiling, and elegant columns illuminated by natural light.

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