When asked to guess which sights in the UK are your favorite, you might be expected to name Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey, or the Tower. of London. But the Abbey of the Fountains and the royal yacht Britannia are connected. first-place in consumer survey body Which the?.
Interview of almost 3000 What? member websites in April and May depending on the cost for moneyhelpfulness of staff and lack of of crowds. Fountain Abbey, the famous monastery ruins in North Yorkshire and the Royal Yacht Britannia, decommissioned royal yacht, moored in Edinburgh became the general favourite.
Consumer group said it was “easy to see why” historic sites ranked first in the poll with 88%. “Both Fountain Abbey and the Royal Yacht Britannia offer unique day out with visitors tell us they enjoyed the opportunity to dive in slice of history for day,” said Guy Hobbs, editor of Which the? Travel.
Eight hundred years ago, 13 Benedictine monks sought refuge set up Fountain Abbey on the banks of the river Skell. Last yearfunds of a medieval tannery at the abbey was discovered in the largest monastery ruin in the UK, now managed by the National Trust, revealing a “missing link” and providing additional insight into abbey life. history.
“It’s so easy with a place like Fountains think that this is exactly the way the monks saw it. We discover that there is a whole unrecognized history,” Mark Newman, the trust’s archaeologist, said after the discovery. in October 2021.
Superiority over the consumer bodypoll for in second time from 2020 The Royal Yacht Britannia is owned by the British Royal family from 1660 when Charles II bought small coal ship called HMY Royal Escape, on whom he fled for France a decade earlier. In 1953, and then another 82 ships, Britannia was launched and later actively used by the royal family. family in about 1000 state visits.
Due to the increase maintenance expenses, the yacht was decommissioned in 1997 by Tony Blair and has since become a lucrative political tool. for consistent prime ministers.
In 2021 Boris Johnson announced a new national flagship would be built”reflecting the UK’s growing status as a great independent maritime trading nation”. His intended successor, foreign secretary Liz Truss sought to consolidate her lead campaign promising support for another big one, national vessel.
“I do support idea of promotion of our trade around worldTruss said. in July, adding that she would contact private sector for investments for projected £200m price label.
Following the couple, the Roman baths and the pump room. in Bath came in third, along with Culzean Castle and Country Park. in Scotland administered by the National Trust for Scotland.