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Fountains Abbey - North Yorkshire, England
12th century   architecture   British   Catholic   Christianity   church   Cistercian   England   English   Europe   European   Middle Ages   monastery   religion   World Heritage Site   
Fountains Abbey is near to Aldfield, approximately two miles southwest of Ripon in North Yorkshire, England. It is a ruined Cistercian monastery, founded in 1132. Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved Cistercian houses in England. It is a Grade I listed building and owned by the National Trust. Along with the adjacent Studley Royal Water Garden, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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