Sunbeams at Netley Abbey Ruins - Southampton, England A ruined late medieval monastery, the abbey was founded in 1239 for Roman Catholic monks of the austere Cistercian order. Despite being a royal abbey Netley was never rich, produced no influential scholars nor churchmen & its 300-year history was quiet. The monks were best known to their neighbours for the generous hospitality they offered. In 1536. Closed by Henry VIII during the dissolution of the monasteries & converted to a mansion…
OLD HARRY ROCKS | Nr. SWANAGE | DORSET | ENGLAND. These look spectacular from the sea. Once sailed with friends from Bournemouth along the cliffs in the steam paddle-wheeler "Waverley". Wonderful trip ! PDL 2016
Great Britain Bucket List: England, Scotland and Wales
The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest. It covers south-west Hampshire and extends into south-east Wiltshire and towards east Dorset.