Sometimes visiting ruins can be a bit of an adventure! Especially when a church service is about to start and cars are arriving and blocking your exit from the car park.

A Bit of an Adventure, originally uploaded by KirscheTortschen.

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 29th 2010

6 Responses to “A Bit of an Adventure”

  1. Claudia says:

    Those ruins are very imposing. You sense history on those walls.

  2. II love church ruins, but it must be a bit chilly for a service

    • CherryPie says:

      It was warm enough but the gusty wind was blowing the tables cloths every which way and that…

      It does mean I have to visit again soon to explore the chapter house, I didn’t want to intrude today.

  3. Janice says:

    I like that what at one time must have been beautiful windows are still partially intact…how old are these ruins?

    • CherryPie says:

      The records aren’t very clear for when this abbey was built, but the Augustinians founded an Abbey on this site in 1135.

      The monks who settled at Wenlock Priory which is the picture in yesterday’s post arrived around the same time and the oldest of those ruins dates to 1150.