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There's no way you will walk through York and not see these ruins, as they're so imposing and impressive. Take some time to walk through it and see the details of what remains from the Abbey and to take fantastic pictures.
You walk into the Museum Gardens without prior knowledge of the wonderful histort and buildings to be found therein. The Abbey is spectacular although, of course, ruined.
For an insight into the past, go!
The first time we visited York was in the winter so weren't able to walk around this amazing site properly for fear of getting very muddy. But if you are in York it is a must. A dramatic building sited in some very pretty gardens.
The ruins themselves are interesting but quite small. However they are set in a lovely park right next to the centre. The park is free, great for a walk around and even see the small yachts by the side of the river.
Lovely walk around the grounds of the old abbey. The grounds also go down to the river which was a nice surprise. Lots of Stone work still about. The Yorkshire museum is in the grounds and about five minutes from the minster. Peaceful area with...More
There is very little left of what was once a major abbey (before the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII). On a nice day, what is left is stunning.
As well as being being able to get up close to the ruins, they can...More