Fountains Abbey

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Fountains Abbey,

ruined Cistercian abbey, West Riding of Yorkshire, N England, near Ripon. It was founded in 1132.
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Water site One of the most-visited National Trust properties, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden is found nearby.
The ruins of Fountains Abbey and, below, Fountains Hall
The magnificent ruins of Fountains Abbey, Haworth (inset left) and Skipton Castle (inset right)
Activities on offer include an International Dawn Chorus Day walk at Penrhyn Castle in Gwynedd, Blickling Hall's Bluebell weekend including guided walks and Pond Life day at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire where children can go pond-dipping and then wander into the deep park.
This area, once the heart of Britain's industrial economy, has more sharp contrasts than many areas its size: from the sprawl of Leeds to the Yorkshire Dales, from hills to moorland, from spas such as Harrogate to the ruins of Fountains Abbey. The Riding was also famous for its large parish churches.
<p>The sites include Yorkshire's Fountains Abbey, Corfe Castle in Dorset and Downhill Demesne in Northern Ireland.<p>Copyright 2009 IDG Middle East.
Fountains Abbey was a solid odds-on favourite to win the fillies' 1m1/2f maiden, and Ryan Moore made sure there were no slip-ups after the Sir Michael Stoute-trained filly threatened to hang left to the stands' rail and hang fire after being out in front from the start.
Apparently it had just wafted in through an open window and the Fountains Abbey pub in Praed Street opposite later proudly claimed to have been the source.
Fountains Abbey boasts pretty wildflowers and a flock of jackdaws.
Having been appointed as architects for the Stonehenge visitor centre following their triumph at Fountains Abbey (AR November 1992), they were clearly an obvious choice for the Archaeolink, set up to explain the prehistory of Aberdeenshire.
A STROLL through countryside west of the World Heritage Site at Fountains Abbey offers any number of contrasting settings around the village of Aldfield.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal near Ripon in North Yorkshire is now run by the National Trust and is a world heritage site.