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Fountains Abbey: Abbey Church and West Guest Houses

Abbey Church and West Guest Houses

Ruins of the abbey church (built after 1135) and the west guest houses (1160) of Fountains Abbey. The houses are rare survivals of English medieval domestic architecture in stone. They were used by the abbey's patrons, the nobility and wool merchants. The 15th-century bell tower of the abbey church can be seen in the background. Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, England.