Earlier in the week I decided that on Thursday I’d head off to Fountains Abbey and have a walk, a bite to eat and be home early afternoon. Thursday dawned very frosty but the roads were fine and the car park almost empty when I arrived. I’ve posted several times about my visits to Fountains including here, here and here. But I visit many more times than I have posted – it is just such a beautiful place to walk and think and enjoy the views and the Georgian landscape and its follies.
Fountains Abbey Ruins
The Temple of Fame and Half Moon Lake
Surprise View from Anne Boleyn’s Seat
The Octagon Tower
Studley Royal Water Gardens from The Octagon Tower Platform
The Canalized River Skell and Water Garden Statues
The Temple of Piety and Gardens
Banqueting House and Pheasants
I had a panini and tea at the Studley Tea Room before completing my walk through the Deer Park and past St Mary’s Church. As I drove away just after 1pm cars were circling the car parks in search of spaces.