St. Mary's Abbey, York

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  • The history of St Mary's Abbey is detailed in the Yorkshire Museum next door so we were glad we had done the museum first before walking around the Abbey . Popular site for wedding photos , three brid...  more »
  • In the midst of gardens very cared, and stuck to the promenade of the River Ouse, these ruins, of great beauty, are and that hint at the grandeur of what must have been in his time. Also plant the Church original Normande and some detail as a medieval game can be seen to build words.
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  • Because I love the history of architecture, this is the history of this monastery when it comes to the ruins, the original monastery was once the richest monastery in northern England, but then the convent of church reform was gradually gone, and now the rest of the walls and the remnants of the foundation are difficult to imagine the original.
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  • St Mary’s Abbey gets five stars from me just for re-inventing itself. It was an 11th century church who is now in ruins; however, it is the place for contemporary art exhibitions and installations. It is also next to the Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York Observatory and others; so basically in the middle of the main historic and tourist attraction in York.
  • It is set in pretty gardens, which are well maintained. City centre location and free.
  • I was there in the Autumn and the colours of the trees were lovely, combined with the Abbey ruins it was a beautiful place to be.
  • Cool place . Good to stop and enjoy a sunny day in.
  • Pretty ruins in the museum gardens. Nice for a walk in the park.
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