Friday, August 03, 2007

Rievaulx Abbey - arch heavy post

Founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1132, Rievaulx Abbey became one of England’s wealthiest monasteries before its dissolution by that architect of medieval destruction, Henry VIII in 1538.

We're very lucky in that, although we live in an industrial town, we have a wealth of North Yorkshire treasures within half an hour's drive. Today we drove to Helmsley, down to Rievaulx, and up into Rosedale.


Rowena Hopkirk said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Barbara-Kay said...

Lovely outing - thanks for sharing it with us!

Barbara-Kay in Zachary, LA, where it is too hot to venture out - just knit in the air conditioning!

Diane in Chico, CA said...

Beautiful country!

By the way, I'm a regular reader of your blog and I was happy to hear that your husband is recovering. Best wishes to you both.