Byland Abbey inspired the design of church buildings throughout the North and would make an impressive backdrop to any wedding photos if you are looking for a historical beauty.
This abbey was built in 1135 and absorbed into the Cistercian order in 1147 and its breath taking work of Gothic architecture features a beautiful, ruined great rose window that inspired the famous York Minster rose window.
The Abbey also has an incredible amount of history hidden amongst its Romanesque and Gothic arches. The Abbey ruins are located in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England, in the North York Moors National Park.
For more information, see the Byland Abbey English Heritage website.