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Saturday Snaps #9 – Ruins of Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey Ruins

Location:  The Ruins of Bolton Abbey located near Skipton North Yorkshire, England

Author: Chris & Heather Boothman (A Brit & A Southerner)

Description: Throughout England you will find a number of castles that are still standing but many of the most intriguing to explore are those that just have fortified ruins left. This image is taken at Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire, probably a spot unknown to many yet an attraction that symbolizes archaic beauty.

The history of these ruins dates back to the 12th Century so that really puts into perspective how old this is. Walking around the grounds of Bolton Abbey is rewarding not only to capture images such as this, but also because of the natural beauty that surrounds this part of Yorkshire.

We have done quite a bit of exploring in this part of Yorkshire and would highly recommend anyone visiting England to take some time and check it out! Haworth, Skipton and Knaresborough are just a couple of other villages and towns in this part of the county that deserve exploring.

If you plan on heading to this part of England, I would highly recommend taking the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway which is a great way to see other parts of Yorkshire and also capture the history of these iconic ruins.

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Raphael Alexander Zoren

Sunday 31st of August 2014

I like ruins of churches and castles, they sure bring the passing of time to a whole new perspective!

Margherita @The Crowded Planet

Friday 29th of August 2014

I love ruined abbeys around the UK! My fave is Tintern Abbey in Wales, because it brings me back really great memories of when I was at school trying my best to learn English. Tintern Abbey was also the title of a poem I loved. Bolton Abbey looks great too!

Marysia @ My Travel Affairs

Friday 29th of August 2014

Love the building and the fence, it would be perfect is sky would be more blue :)

Chris

Friday 29th of August 2014

You know we are talking about England here right Marysia :) You are fortunate when it's not raining! Definitely a very picturesque part of England though especially if you have any interest in photography and shooting images of archaic ruins.

Alli

Friday 29th of August 2014

Looks like a beautiful place to explore on foot - and peaceful, too! I like the lighting in this photo - so soft and illuminated!

Samantha

Thursday 28th of August 2014

For ruins it looks pretty nice and still intact! Nice snapshot !