By Noah and Sam – Our trip north has begun with several stops in North Yorkshire. A month ago we visited Derbyshire and Sheffield but this time we’ve headed further north to visit Brimham Rocks, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens.
Brimham Rocks is paradise for kids who like to clamber over giant rocks. Some of the formations stand nearly 30 metres high and because they’re unusually stable they’re safe to climb.
Although Fountains Abbey ( a UNESCO World Heritage site) is mostly ruins today it’s still very impressive. Built way back in the 12th Century by Cisterian Monks it was one of the richest monasteries in Europe. In spite of many disasters, including their sheep getting a deadly disease and the Black Death, the monks never gave up until Henry VIII claimed it 400 years later.