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York is often considered the most beautiful town in Britain and only about 20 min. away by train. It is a walled city that was founded by the ancient Romans and famous for its Viking heritage. Its huge 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, has medieval stained glass and two functioning bell towers. The City Walls form a walkway on both sides of the River Ouse. York is also home to many souvenir shops and the original "Shambles".
Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It is located near Ripon in North Yorkshire, approximately 27 miles from Leeds. Founded in 1132, the abbey operated for 407 years, becoming one of the wealthiest monasteries in England until its dissolution in 1539 under the order of Henry VIII. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and together with the Studley Royal Water Garden cared for by the National Trust.
The Royal Armouries in Leeds is home to the national collection of arms and armour. It is located at the redeveloped Leeds Dock which is only a short walk or water taxi ride from the city centre. Admission is free and visitors can explore arms and armour, as well as famous battles and fortifications, from across the world and throughout time in stunning displays in six themed galleries.