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Fountains Abbey

Monastic haven for winter wildlife in the heart of north Yorkshire

Fountains Abbey is the UK's largest monastic ruin and a World Heritage Site.

Founded in 1132, this majestic abbey attracts 300,000 visitors a year. It's a wildlife sanctuary in winter and boasts a stunning display of Snowdrops.

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"One of the great things about our parks and estates is that they are great examples of how humans and wildlife can exist together in one place, side by side.

 

"They're also good places to watch nature's great spectacles from stunning displays of Snowdrops to raptors and wintering birds."

        
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