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Site of the Outer Buildings of the Monastery  
   

Site of the Outer Buildings of the Monastery

Nothing but foundations remain of the auxiliary buildings that surrounded the main abbey building. It was here that the worksheds, kitchen, storage and gardens that supported the abbey were located.
Day Eight - Heading South of the Border

December 31st 2009
Another day with an early start. This would be the longest drive of the trip so far and we needed to make a number of stops along the way yet still arrive at our destination before the New Year's revelers got out in full force. Tonight we would be staying in Thirsk, a tiny village North of York, England. This would also be our most expensive accommodations of the trip so I wanted to savor ev ... read more
Europe » United Kingdom » England » North Yorkshire » Thirsk

British Flag Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
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