12 August 2016

Bolton Abbey


We drove to Bolton Abbey the other week; it’s just outside of Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales.  Most of the abbey is still standing, and the main arch is really quite impressive. It takes its name from the ruins of the 12th century Augustinian monastery, which is now known as Bolton Priory, which was closed in 1539.


To cross the river, there’s a bridge or you can brave the stepping stones (which I didn’t.)  The walk round ended up being about 7 miles, which was ridiculously long, especially with the shoes I was wearing, because there was only one other bridge back across until the end once you started walking. (If there is another bridge please let me know!)


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