Byland Abbey

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Byland Abbey: Byland was one of the great Yorkshire Cistercian abbeys, housing at its zenith well over 200 monks and lay brothers. Much of its huge cathedral-sized church survives, including the whole north side and the greater part of the 13th-century west front. The mixture of rounded Romanesque and pointed Gothic arches shows how architectural styles changed, and reveals that Byland was one of the earliest Gothic buildings in the north. Its great circular rose window, now surviving only in part, was probably the model for the rose window of York Minster.The museum displays colourful interpretation panels together with archaeological finds from the site, giving an insight into monastic life.

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2 miles South of A170, between Thirsk and Helmsley; near Coxwold village

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Address: Byland Abbey, North Yorkshire - YO61 4BD, UK
Phone: +44 1347 868614 (Byland Abbey). 01347 868204 (Abbey Inn)
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