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Monasteries and Abbeys

Tewkesbury Abbey

Church Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom,…
Tewkesbury Abbey was one of the largest churches to survive the dissolution of the monasteries and despite its impressive size…

Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0EJ, UK
Buckfast Abbey is one of just a few remaining Benedictine monasteries left in modern Britain. Having been constructed without modern aid by monks using wooden scaffolding held together with rope, the Gothic and Romanesque styling…

Arbroath Abbey

Abbey Street, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, DD11 1EG
Arbroath Abbey was established by King William 'The Rough' of Scotland in 1178 and over the centuries the it rose to become one of the richest in Scotland with extensive powers in trade and commerce.…

Shap Abbey

Shap Abbey Rd, Shap, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, CA10 3NB
Shap Abbey is a secluded and atmospheric reminder of Britain's Catholic history.  Standing isolated in a picturesque spot by the River Lowther in northern Britain, the striking remnants of Shap Abbey attract visitors from all…

Leiston Abbey

Abbey Road, Theberton, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4TD, United Kingdom, IP16 4TD
Formerly known as St Mary's Abbey, Leiston Abbey was founded near to the Suffolk villages of Leiston and Middleton in 1182 by Ranulf de Glanville, Lord Chief Justice to Henry II. In 1363 the Abbey…

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