SE2768 : Fountains Abbey from the Surprise View

taken 7 years ago, near to Aldfield, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Fountains Abbey from the Surprise View
Fountains Abbey from the Surprise View
The so called Surprise View at Studley Royal, with Fountains Abbey in the background. It was called the Surprise View because visitors would have been led along the High Ride (north from here) among trees, with the view of the Abbey suddenly opening up in front of them from this point. In the foreground is part of Half Moon Pond, formed from the deepening and widening of the River Skell.
Studley Royal Water Garden :: SE2868
The water garden at Studley Royal is one of the best surviving examples of a Georgian water garden in England. The garden was created by John Aislabie in 1718.
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The estate of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is a UNESCO heritage site.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Park and Public Gardens 
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Place (from Tags)
Studley Royal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 275 683 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:6.5925N 1:34.8263W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 282 685
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Fountains Abbey  River Skell  Surprise View  National Trust 

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