Borrowby, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4AW
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email: amanda @ borrowbymill.co.uk
St Marys in Thirsk
The Abbey was founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux, as part of the missionary effort to reform Christianity in western Europe. Twelve Clairvaux monks came to Rievaulx in 1132. From these modest beginnings grew one of the wealthiest monasteries of medieval England and the first northern Cistercian monastery.
Kilburn - situated beneath the famous White Horse, and home to the renowned Mouseman furniture showroom, and The Forresters, a traditional inn originating from the Middle Ages. Nearby is Newburgh Priory, a magnificent family house set within the picturesque landscape of the Howardian Hills near Coxwold, North Yorkshire. It stands on the site of an Augustinian priory, founded in 1145.
Once one of the greatest monasteries in England and a truly outstanding example of early gothic architecture,Byland Abbey inspired the design of church buildings throughout the North. Close at hand are Lake Gormire and Thirsk.