And ruins! This is Shap Abbey, or at least its remains. It's hard to convey how impressive these structures are-- 800 years old, and still standing despite being ransacked by the villagers over the centuries. There used to be a huge compound behind this, but now all of the stones are in houses nearby (it was easier than quarrying new stone for new houses). Maybe it's the fact that I got here really late in the day, so the sun was hitting it just right.
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