Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Ripon and Fountains Abbey

We only have one day in Yorkshire and so we decided to visit Ripon and Fountains Abbey. We began with Ripon and very easily found a car park which was close to the Cathedral. It was just a short walk and then we were right beside it …


Also in the vicinity was the Old Courthouse …



We then walked down to the canal …


before finding the town centre where Mike found some interesting pies in the local butchers …

and the monument dominated the square …


We then returned to the RV, left the city and made for Fountains Abbey. This is a National Trust property which is free for members and dog-friendly! Perfect! As we walked down towards the Abbey we saw a primary school party who were all dressed up as monks and enjoying their tour around …


We were making our way to the Fountains Hall …

and then to the Porter’s Lodge …

before looking at the fabulous building of the Abbey itself …

Hamish had a good look at the bridge and some ruins …


and then we began the walk through the Abbey. Here are just a few of the photos I took …







We followed the river …

to the bridge …

but as it was nearing lunchtime we didn’t walk around the Water Garden but returned to the Visitor Centre and gave Hamish a drink …

before reaching the RV for lunch. We made our way back to the site via Nidderdale where the views were fantastic …



1 comment:

melanie said...

wow, what a stunning location..x