Tag: Ruins

Conisbrough Castle

Situated in Yorkshire, England lies this beautiful romantic castle dating back to the 10th century. With beautiful views over Conisbrough this castle has been built and rebuilt over the centuries making it an interesting historic site in England.

Dominating the skyline of the area the turrets measure some ninety seven foot in height.

The castle’s decline began in the 15th century and is now owned by English Heritage.

The book ‘Ivanhoe’ written by author Sir Walter Scott was thought to be set and inspired by Conisbrough Castle.

Roche Abbey

Roche Abbey was founded in the 12th century as a monastery of the Cistercian Order and was once home to over 50 monks and 100 lay brothers.

What hits you the most when you visit this tranquil space is how peaceful and beautiful this location really is. Set in a valley surrounded by forest, streams and pleasant lake, and owned by English Heritage it’s a perfect place to pay a visit.

The place has a nearly complete ground plan laid out as excavated foundations and the early Gothic transepts reaching original height.

A perfect place to enjoy a picnic in the ruins by the stream, feeling the tranquil peace the place offers and a chance to walk on the several walkways in and around the valley.