Today, though, I'll show you some pictures of our customary walk to Fountains Abbey (Fountains Hall is in the same grounds) from July 30. As you can see, the day was beautiful.
I took so many pictures I am going to split them up... here is the first batch.
Walking from our cottage to the entrance of Studley Royal (the park that is the "other end" of Fountains Abbey) takes about 3/4 of an hour and is mostly a really pleasant walk:
This road is a straight viewing axis to Ripon Cathedral - just about visible in the distance:
Chorister's House. It can be rented as a holiday accomodation, and much as I'd love to stay there, it is too far away from "everything" to be feasible for us without a car:
This church has featured on my blog before, too. You can see pictures of the inside and read some more about it here and here.
We were there a little too early - the church wasn't open yet, but I went back another day, so there will be new pictures of the inside later.
Walking on, the first glimpse you get of the extensive ruins of Fountains Abbey after the visitor centre is this:
Next up will be Fountains Hall and Fountains Mill.