We bunked off gardening on Wednesday this week, packed a picnic and headed off to Wensleydale. I’ll tell you about our first port of call in a later post, for now let’s visit our second destination. Jervaulx Abbey. Unlike the other lovely Abbeys hereabouts, this Abbey remains in private hands. Admission is by honesty box, car park is paid also into an honesty box. The Abbey remains beautiful and tranquil, usually! We didn’t pick up a guide book, but just enjoyed this wonderful place. Which is my way of saying I can’t tell you what is what, you can just stroll through the ruins and enjoy. Turner visited here and his sketches can be seen in the Tate, I’ll begin with where he made those sketches.
Don’t you think
Intriguing nooks and
crannies and stairs to nowhere
Now I said this place is supposed to be tranquil, but not when we were there, never have I heard such a cacophony as I did from these guys
waiting by the gate where their mamas were being attended to by the farmer before being returned to these lambs. The noise was horrendous. Only one thing for it, to the tearooms. Now I can’t share the wildflower honey cake with you, I ate it. It was very nice. For more info on the Abbey look here
For more lovely churches not in ruins, linking with Inspired Sunday here