Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

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Founded by Cistercian monks in 1132, this is the largest monastic ruin in Britain and part of a World Heritage Site. It has many interesting things to see in a beautiful natural setting.

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Fountains Abbey

North Yorkshire, England
54.109685° N, 1.581495° W
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015


June 11, 1986
Fountains Abbey designated a Grade I listed building

Fountains Abbey is designated a Grade I listed building.

May 28, 2006


  1. Fountains Abbey: The Cistercians in Northern England
  2. Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (National Trust Guidebook)
  3. Official Website of Fountains Abbey Official website.
  4. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.