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Apr 7, 2012 - Cleeve Abbey and Dunster Castle

It must be a bank holiday in England its raining! Through again the narrow country lanes we headed for Cleeve Abbey. Cleeve Abbey was founded in the late 12th century as a house for the Cistercian monks. The abbey continued until 1536 when it was one of the first abbeys closed by Henry VIII in the course of the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Today it is considered one of the best-preserved medieval Cistercian monastic sites in Britain. As we entered the site we passed through the original gatehouse. It was here that the poor received food...

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