Photo Gallery from Castles and Cathedrals May 2011:

Join our travels as we explore the remains of Medieval England and Wales



At Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire, a medieval Cistercian monastery.


More shots from Rievaulx (the choir), and a photo of the embankment and ditch with tower at Helmsley Castle, just down the road from Rievalux.



The inside of the tower at Helmsley Castle, a number of the students in the refectory at Fountains Abbey, another Yorkshire Cistercian monastery, and the well-preserved Fountains undercroft (cellar)..


Scenes from the water gardens at Fountains Abbey



Some examples of the hundreds of photos we took at Bodnant Gardens in North Wales, near Conwy.



Scenes from Caernarvon Castle, North Wales.


The nave ceiling and upper wall elevation at Hereford Cathedral, Herefordshire.


A knight's tomb (Sir Richard Pembridge, Knight of the Garter) and a husband's and wife's tomb in the Lady Chapel of Hereford Cathedral.


Vaulting in a chapel at Hereford Cathedral and a bronze of St. Thomas Cantilupe of Hereford, part of the restored medieval tomb..


The gatehouse at Stokesay Castle, a fortified manor house in Shropshire.  The Great Hall at Stokesay, exterior and interior.


Around the tomb of Edmund Tudor at St. Davids Cathedral in Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales.    The inner ward of Pembroke Castle in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire.   And climbing the ruins of the bishop's palace in Lamphey, Pembrokeshire (the summer retreat for the bishops of St. Davids).


Scenes for Manobier Castle in Pembrokeshire, South Wales.  This was where Gerald of Wales was born.


The students at Manobier Castle and Stonehenge.  Climbing the embankment at Avebury stone circle (henge), the largest in Britain.


Castle Coombe, a Cotswold village.  Interior of Salisbury Cathedral.


Out on the ledge!  We climbed the base of the spire at Salisbury Cathedral.  The view of the cloister from the spire.


Inside the roof of Salisbury Cathedral, showing the medieval timbers that support the lead roof.


In Wells, Somerset: Wells Cathedral as seen from the Bishops Castle; the outbuildings of the Bishop's Castle, and the gatehouse with wet moat to the Bishop's Castle.


The staircase to the second-story (British first floor) chapter house at Wells Cathedral.  The class in front of the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral and the central tower at Ely Cathedral.


 The not medieval ceiling in the nave, the octagonal crossing tower, and the Prior's Dorr at Ely Cathedral.    


In Norwich, Norfolk: The dragon at Dragon Hall; the sign commemorating Julian of Norwich's anchorhold; and Norwich Cathedral.


Two medieval buildings in King's Lynn, Norfolk.  And no, the students did not paint the building orange!

Bye from Castle Rising Castle in Norfolk.  We hope you enjoyed out travels!