Chez WW in England

Chez WW in England

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Fountains Abbey, England

19 February 2012

Our weekend in Yorkshire was coming to an end. Josh, Christina and Josh's parents were amazing hosts. Our last stop was Fountains Abbey. It was a little chilly but we were dressed for the weather. Even Brittany was wearing her boots, soft shell jacket and wool sweater for her day spent exploring the site.

The abbey was founded in 1132 and operated for over 400 hundred years until 1539 when King Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Tintern Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved Cistercian Monastery in England.

In 1886 Studley Royal Park and Tintern Abbey were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Before we began the journey home, Josh and Christina took us to Swinton Park where they are getting married in Dcember. It will be a fairy tale wedding in a fairy tale venue. I wish that we would still be in England to attend.

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