Photo essay: wonderful North Yorkshire

Stories | 28.10.2020
Angela
Photographer from London
The sweeping green hills and beautiful valleys of the world-famous North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales. The wonderful market towns and picturesque villages of Thirsk, Northallerton, Easingwold, Great Ayton, Bedale, and Stokesley. This stunning scenery bids visitors a warm welcome to "God's Own Country".

North Yorkshire has many scenic places and landscapes of unspoiled land. Its tiny narrow streets are dotted with small cottages and houses, while centuries-old stone walls divide the land. Tiny shops and pretty villages leave visitors feeling as if they're stepping back in time.
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"One of my favorite places in North Yorkshire is Ripon. In Ripon, the famous ruins of Fountains Abbey stand proud. Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best-preserved Cistercian monastery ruins in England. It is located approximately 3 miles southwest of Ripon in North Yorkshire, near the village of Aldfield. Founded in 1132, the abbey operated for 407 years, becoming one of the great monasteries in England until it was pillaged by order of Henry VIII in 1539".
York Minster
York Minster is one of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, a vision of heaven on earth crafted in stained glass and stone. For a millennium, people have been drawn to this sacred place, but its story stretches back 2,000 years to the birth of modern-day Christianity in Roman York. Explore its history, attend a service, or simply enjoy the space.

The enormous cathedral dates back to 627 AD when King Edwin of Northumbria was baptized in a simple wooden church at York within the site of the old Roman fort. It was rebuilt in stone and completed by King Oswald, but the bishop's seat was transferred for a time to Lindisfarne.
Words and images by Angela
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