Taken at Fountains Abbey , North Yorkshire in England, a National Trust property
The dramatic Abbey ruins at Fountains are the largest monastic ruins in the country.
Taken with Canon 20D and Sigma 10-20 mm lens @ 10 mm Shot Raw using tripod and processed in PS CS 4
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Set in the naturally beautiful Skell valley, flanked by two vast expanses of lawned grass with awe inspiring cliff faces to either side and the river Skell running through the valley and under The Abbey – which in itself is a masterpiece of twelfth century building ingenuity – this truly is a beautiful place to visit.
Soak up the spiritual atmosphere, lose yourself in the passages, staircases and towers or marvel at this unique relic of ancient architectural craftsmanship.
Amazingly the cellarium roof has remained intact and the lay brothers ate, slept and socialised here, beneath the incredible vaulted ceiling which escaped Henry VIII’s brutal sixteenth century dissolution of the abbeys.
Today the inhabitants are protected species of bat who live in the ceiling nooks and only come out after dusk. It is estimated there are over eight species of bats living in the cellarium.