Beautiful ruins and amazing to see, an absolute must if you visit York. Although a waste of time if there is wet weather, however an amazing photo opportunity.
We passed this during our walking tour, and we knew that we had to come back again. Even though most of the abbey isn't there, it was still very beautiful. Spent about half an hour wandering around the site and taking photos. Its a nice place to just relax, and if the weather permits a picnic would be great!
How beautiful to walk through a park to find a ruined abbey there! It's lovely to look at and really relaxing to be near and great that some of it has survived. Take a camera with you if you visit.
When a 'break in the action' is needed in the hustle and bustle of today's York, relief is there in the form of the gorgeous gardens of the York Museum. Strolling through the greenery just outside the walls next to The Minster, one can find the solitude and relaxing sense of being needed to re-energize the body and mind. Start... More
Our first day in York, we wandered into town and happened upon the ruined abbey first thing. We spent an enjoyable half an hour walking through the ruins, snapping photos, marveling at the detail of the stonework after all these years, reading the inscriptions on the tombs, and trying to imagine it before its destruction. This is a great little... More
A very popular ruin and open space. Everytime I visit there is a wedding taking place. Ideal ruins to photograph but difficult when lots of people around. This is a lovely picnic venue for all the family. Very scenic any time of year.
Ruins are all that's left of St. Mary's Abbey, once the richest abbey in the north of England. Even so, the ruins of this majestic Benedictine abbey are still beautiful. The abbey is now part of the Yorkshire Museum Gardens. We didn't make it into the museum, but loved wandering through the 10 acre botanical gardens created in the 1830's.... More
This wonderful ruin in the town of York stands proudly for all to see. This abbey is so picturesque amongst the green grass. A free attraction in the museum gardens which are beautiful themselves. If you are in the township of York well worth a wonder through just down the road from the Tourist Information Centre.
Very nice abbey ruins in the heart of York! You find it in the Museum Gardens and the entry is free. If you are visiting York, don't miss it but, if you can, for a more stunning experience, visit Fountain Abbey, Rievalux Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Kirkstall Abbey (free entry) and Whitby Abbey (all in West and North Yorkshire)
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