Shaftesbury and the Abbey Ruins

The entrance to the Abbey

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The excavated foundations of the Abbey, once a Benedictine nunnery founded by King Alfred around 888AD and destroyed during the reign of Henry VIII in 1539. The Abbey ruins are enclosed by a walled garden. Continue reading

The Bishop’s Palace, Gardens and Cathedral, Wells, Somerset

A medieval palace which has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for about 800 years. 

Through a stunning archway to the palace…. 

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