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High Oak in Yorkshire and onto Jervaulx Abbey

The holiday `cottage` we had chosen for this holiday was on a farm in Pickhill in North Yorkshire - one of the best we have stayed in. Great people, fabulous bungalow, great views. View from the kitchen window One of the aims for this holiday was to visit some of the historic ruins of Yorkshire, Jervaulx being fairly close to us, this was our first one to visit. Jervaulx Abbey ruins in East Witton near the city of Ripon, was one of the great Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire, England, dedicated to St. Mary in 1156. It is the country's largest privately owned Cistercian Abbey The monastery was founded in 1156 as a daughter house of Byland Abbey. Apart from its historical significance and the beauty of the location, Jervaulx is known for its horticulture; over 180 varieties of wildflower grow in and on the abbey walls.  Jervaulx was originally based at Fors, a few miles distant, but the land there proved to be poor for farming and the Cistercian monks