Yorkshire Dales Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys
Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6EX
The Yorkshire Estate of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire covers 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside. Bolton Priory, dates back to the 12th century, when the Black Canons of the Order of St. Augustine engaged in a life of service and worship.
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden
Cistercian abbey, Georgian water garden and
medieval deer park. One of the most remarkable
places in Europe, this World Heritage Site
comprises the spectacular ruin of a 12th-century
Cistercian abbey and monastic watermill, an
Elizabethan mansion (two rooms open to visitors)
and one of the best surviving examples of a
Georgian water garden. Elegant ornamental lakes,
canals, temples and cascades provide a
succession of dramatic eye-catching vistas. The
Victorian St Mary’s Church gives a majestic
focus to the medieval deer park, home to 500
deer and a wealth of flora and fauna.
Chapel of Our Lady in the Crag
This is a medieval religious shrine situated on Abbey Road by the river in Knaresborough. It is possibly the rarest wayside shrine in England. For centuries it was known as St Robert's Chapel and still is to many of those pilgrims who are able to find this unique and ancient shrine.
Dates from 672, contains almost every architectural style and is among the highest and yet smallest in the UK. Contains the oldest Anglo-Saxon crypt in England. The Cathedral Treasury, contains a large collection of silver and silver gilt ecclesiastical treasures. Open daily