Ruins of Abbey of St Mary - Benedictine abbey in York, England
Founded in 1088. Located in Yorkshire Museum Gardens.
St Mary's Abbey ruins
Begun by William the Conqueror, in 1055, to reinforce his hold on the north and ended by Henry the Eighth as a consequence of his Reformation of the church in 1539.
Having fun playing with the self-timer and running into the picture.
Stone burial caskets (only for the rich or nobles).
Entering York Museum Gardens
View of the Abbey ruins thru foliage.
York Museum Gardens (Abbey ruins & the Yorkshire Museum).
St Mary's Abbey ruins and patio of Yorkshire Museum
St Mary's Abbey ruins, my favorite place in York
Raptor/Birds of Prey show in the gardens
YUM, raw chicken!
Pretty barn owl
I believe this was part of the old Abbey? No access, I took the pic thru a fence.
Display of ancient MT tombs in the garden
York Minster-so HUGE there was no vantage point to capture the entire bldg