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Jervaulx Abbey | by TiG Mee
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Jervaulx Abbey

I'm not usually interested in visiting ruins of any kind. I could have quite easily have driven past, knowing that there are interesting and scenic towns to visit in this area. But the wife said now that we have stopped we may as well have a walk around. I'm so glad she did as this is one of the most captivating places I've visited. A pretty and beautiful place that I find difficult to find the words to describe it's presence. I'm not a church goer, but there was a physical feeling while wondering about the ruins. While we were here the heavens opened up and it absolutely threw it down with hail and rain. We ran to a summer house for shelter. As soon as we had shook the water off ourselves and calmed down, Jasper (our dog) started pining we thought there might be a bird or squirrel around. We looked outside there was nothing to be seen, just constant rain. Well we have had Jasper six years tomorrow and we have never witnessed this behaviour from him before. It was one particular corner of the ceiling in the summer house that he was making a fuss about. Looking jumping whining very nervous behavior. Very very out of character. Anyway the rain eased off and we walked back to our car. There are Tea Rooms here so we stayed for some refreshments. I asked the young lady that served us if there were any ghost stories surrounding the abbey. She turned out to be the landowners daughter, and spoke to us for around 20 minutes of her own first hand expierience of spirits, voices and unexplainable lights in the abbey grounds, but in particular the location of the summer house and the corner that Jasper had been pining at...................

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Taken on April 11, 2012