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Abbey Collection

Discover the timeless beauty of Abbey, a captivating destination that takes you on a journey through history and spirituality

Background imageAbbey Collection: Ramsey Abbey, Cambridgeshire

Ramsey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
The ruins of the Benedictine Abbey of Ramsey, formerly in Huntingdonshire but now in Cambridgeshire. Date: circa 1770

Background imageAbbey Collection: Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAbbey Collection: Whitby K011127

Whitby K011127
WHITBY, North Yorkshire. View looking across the harbour to Old Town from West Cliff Abbey hill

Background imageAbbey Collection: Fountains Abbey N950001

Fountains Abbey N950001
FOUNTAINS ABBEY, North Yorkshire. Reconstruction drawing by Alan Sorrell

Background imageAbbey Collection: St Albans Abbey 1802

St Albans Abbey 1802
St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire. The Abbey was founded in 793 by Offa, King of Mercia, supposedly on the site of the martyrdom of St Alban in A.D. 303

Background imageAbbey Collection: Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAbbey Collection: Whitby Abbey N080818

Whitby Abbey N080818
WHITBY ABBEY, North Yorkshire. View from across the harbour

Background imageAbbey Collection: Malmesbury BB95_10457

Malmesbury BB95_10457
MARKET SQUARE, Malmesbury, Wiltshire. A rooftop view looking over Market Square, showing the market cross (c.1500) and the abbey ruins

Background imageAbbey Collection: Saint Fiacre in Field

Saint Fiacre in Field
SAINT FIACRE Irish hermit in France, who built the abbey of Breuil and is the patron saint of gardeners

Background imageAbbey Collection: Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire, England. King Edwin built a small church here c. 630. St. Hilda founded a monastery in 656. The present ruined Norman Abbey was built circa 1222. Date: founded circa 656

Background imageAbbey Collection: Sherborne Abbey, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Sherborne Abbey, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAbbey Collection: Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire, England

Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAbbey Collection: Whitby Abbey J850257

Whitby Abbey J850257
WHITBY ABBEY, North Yorkshire. Atmospheric silhouette of the ruins on a full moonlit night

Background imageAbbey Collection: Westminster Abbey, London - The Rose Window, South Transcept

Westminster Abbey, London - The Rose Window, South Transcept. Re-made in 1902 and filled with stained glass in memory of Hugh, 1st Duke of Westminster (1825-1899)

Background imageAbbey Collection: Royal Wedding 1986 - Fergie curtseys to the Queen

Royal Wedding 1986 - Fergie curtseys to the Queen
A smiling Lady Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, curtseys to Queen Elizabeth II, her mother-in-law following her marriage to Prince Andrew, Duke of York at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. Date: 1986

Background imageAbbey Collection: Replica of St. Johns cross stands proudly in front of Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona

Replica of St. Johns cross stands proudly in front of Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAbbey Collection: Furness Abbey J900267

Furness Abbey J900267
FURNESS ABBEY, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria. A reconstruction painting of Furness Abbey by Frank Gardiner (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageAbbey Collection: Whitby Abbey at night N070034

Whitby Abbey at night N070034
WHITBY ABBEY, North Yorkshire. A floodlit view of the abbey at night with reflection in the water

Background imageAbbey Collection: Sweetheart Abbey, Dumfries, Scotland

Sweetheart Abbey, Dumfries, Scotland. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageAbbey Collection: Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire
View of the ruins of Whitby Abbey (Benedictine), in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Date: 1882

Background imageAbbey Collection: Church Sheep

Church Sheep
6th August 1955: Sheep huddle in the doorway of the Abbey on the tiny island of Iona, famous for its connection with St Columba who founded a community on Iona after he was expelled from Ireland

Background imageAbbey Collection: The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey

The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey, 11th November 1920. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageAbbey Collection: Map of the Coronation ritual within Westminster Abbey

Map of the Coronation ritual within Westminster Abbey
A panoramic view inside Westminster Abbey to show the position, movements and sequence of ceremonies (indicated by numbers) of the Coronation ceremony of King George VI. Date: 1937

Background imageAbbey Collection: Workman Bridge, Evesham CC56_01122

Workman Bridge, Evesham CC56_01122
WORKMAN BRIDGE, Evesham, Worcestershire. A view of the Bridge built in 1866 leading into the town from Bengeworth. Showing the River Avon

Background imageAbbey Collection: England, Hampshire, Romsey, Romsey Abbey

England, Hampshire, Romsey, Romsey Abbey

Background imageAbbey Collection: Evesham EAW006891

Evesham EAW006891
Evesham, Worcestershire. The Church of St Lawrence, All Saints Church, the Bell Tower, Abbey Park and and environs. Photographed in 1947 by Aerofilms Ltd

Background imageAbbey Collection: Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England

Background imageAbbey Collection: ANNE HUTCHINSON (1591-1643). The trial of Anne Hutchinson at Boston in 1637

ANNE HUTCHINSON (1591-1643). The trial of Anne Hutchinson at Boston in 1637. Wood engraving, American, 19th century, after Edwin Austin Abbey

Background imageAbbey Collection: London Tram

London Tram
A London tram, destination Abbey Wood via Old Kent Road. Date: 1930s

Background imageAbbey Collection: Rievaulx Abbey K100008

Rievaulx Abbey K100008
RIEVAULX ABBEY, North Yorkshire. View down onto the abbey, seen from Rievaulx Terrace

Background imageAbbey Collection: Whitby Abbey J850254

Whitby Abbey J850254
WHITBY ABBEY, North Yorkshire. Exterior view at sunset

Background imageAbbey Collection: Battle Abbey engraving N070794

Battle Abbey engraving N070794
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. The South West View of Battel Abby in the County of Sussex by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, 1737

Background imageAbbey Collection: North Berwick, on the Firth of Forth (engraving)

North Berwick, on the Firth of Forth (engraving)
1595369 North Berwick, on the Firth of Forth (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: North Berwick, on the Firth of Forth)

Background imageAbbey Collection: Bury St Edmunds, c1910

Bury St Edmunds, c1910. The Abbey Gateway, etc. The remains of King Edmund are buried here. Agricultural Implements. Grammar School. Population, 16, 780

Background imageAbbey Collection: Kirkstall Abbey, near Leeds, West Yorkshire

Kirkstall Abbey, near Leeds, West Yorkshire
View of the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey (Cistercian), near Leeds, West Yorkshire. Date: 1882

Background imageAbbey Collection: Wallingford Screen, St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire

Wallingford Screen, St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire
View of the 15th century Wallingford Screen (high altar) in St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire. The statues were destroyed during the Dissolution, but were replaced in the 19th century

Background imageAbbey Collection: Bolton Abbey, Skipton, Yorkshire

Bolton Abbey, Skipton, Yorkshire
Bolton Abbey, Skipton, near Addingham, Yorkshire, England. Date: 1910s

Background imageAbbey Collection: Notables assembled in the Abbey annexe at 1937 Coronation

Notables assembled in the Abbey annexe at 1937 Coronation
Ecclesiastics, distinguished officers of state and regalia bearers awaiting the arrival of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in the tapestried hall of the temporary annexe of Westminster Abbey

Background imageAbbey Collection: Senanque Sabbey Landscape with its lavender field, Provence

Senanque Sabbey Landscape with its lavender field, Provence
Famous Senanque abbey in Vaucluse with its lavender field in full bloom. Gordes, Provence, France

Background imageAbbey Collection: Hailes Abbey DP184773

Hailes Abbey DP184773
HAILES ABBEY, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. The chapter house viewed from the north east

Background imageAbbey Collection: Rievaulx Abbey DP169301

Rievaulx Abbey DP169301
RIEVAULX ABBEY, North Yorkshire. Church, North and South Transepts showing Nave in centre with Gallillee Porch in foreground, view from west

Background imageAbbey Collection: Lindores Abbey, Newburgh, Scotland

Lindores Abbey, Newburgh, Scotland
Lindores Abbey - situated near the Tay, on the East side of the town of Newburgh, Fife, Scotland. The best preserved structures (pictured here) are the south-west gateway (through the precinct wall)

Background imageAbbey Collection: Old Reading Abbey Whisky

Old Reading Abbey Whisky
Old Reading Abbey, Scotch and Irish Whisky advert with monks drinking with their meal 1900s

Background imageAbbey Collection: Coronation 1937 - cutaway of Westminster Abbey

Coronation 1937 - cutaway of Westminster Abbey
Magnificent, highly detailed cutaway illustration of Westminster Abbey, with the Northern walls removed to show the interior seating arrangements and the positions occupied by King George VI

Background imageAbbey Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
General view of the State Procession down the Nave led by H. M. The Queen, flanked by her Maids of Honour after the Coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey on June 2nd 1953. 1953

Background imageAbbey Collection: Marriage certificate, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Marriage certificate, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip
Marriage certificate of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor (Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II) and Philip Mountbatten (Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh)

Background imageAbbey Collection: Fountains Abbey, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Fountains Abbey, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAbbey Collection: Denny Abbey N070762

Denny Abbey N070762
DENNY ABBEY, Cambridgeshire. The north east view of Denny Priory near Cambridge by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, 1730




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Discover the timeless beauty of Abbey, a captivating destination that takes you on a journey through history and spirituality. Nestled in the enchanting Isle of Iona, located in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, this ancient abbey holds secrets from centuries past. As you wander through the hallowed halls of Iona Abbey, you can feel the weight of its historical significance. This spiritual sanctuary has been a place of worship since medieval times and continues to inspire visitors with its serene atmosphere. Travel further south to Malmesbury BB95_10457 and Whitby K011127, where other magnificent abbeys await your exploration. These architectural marvels stand as testaments to human ingenuity and devotion throughout Yorkshire Dales National Park in England. Bolton Abbey in Wharfedale is another gem nestled within Yorkshire's picturesque landscapes. Surrounded by the stunning scenery of Yorkshire Dales National Park, this abbey offers tranquility amidst nature's grandeur. In St Albans Abbey 1802 and Fountains Abbey N950001, delve into England's rich religious heritage. The intricate details carved into their walls tell stories that have shaped communities for generations. No visit to London would be complete without witnessing Westminster Abbey's awe-inspiring Rose Window in South Transcept. This iconic landmark stands proudly as a testament to Britain's cultural legacy. Hop aboard London Tram for an unforgettable journey across this vibrant cityscape dotted with historic landmarks like Westminster Abbey. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle while appreciating London's unique blend of tradition and modernity. Venturing northwards brings us to The Abbey in Selby, where history meets charm amidst Yorkshire’s rolling hills. Here lies yet another hidden treasure waiting to be discovered by intrepid travelers seeking solace away from bustling cities. Dunfermline Abbey awaits your arrival on Scotland’s east coast in Fife – an architectural masterpiece steeped in Scottish history.