If you ask me what my favorite attractions are in England, I would say Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. However, Fountains Abbey and Royal Yacht Britannia ranked first in a survey by consumer group Which?.
Which of the nearly 3,000 polls? Members ranked sites in his April and he May according to cost-effectiveness, friendliness of staff, and low congestion. Fountains Her Abbey, the ruins of a famous abbey in North Yorkshire, and Royal Yacht Her Britannia, a decommissioned royal yacht moored in Edinburgh, emerged as joint favourites.
A consumer group said it was “easy to see why” that the historic site outperformed the survey at 88%. He said he enjoyed the opportunity to immerse himself in a piece of history from that day,” said Guy Hobbs, editor of Which?. travel.
800 years ago, 13 Benedictine monks seeking refuge founded Fountains Abbey on the banks of the River Skell. Last year, at Britain’s largest monastery site, now managed by the National Trust, the foundations of the monastery’s medieval tannery were discovered, revealing the ‘missing link’ and providing further insight into the history of the monastery. .
“In a place like the Fountains, it’s very easy to assume that the monks see it as they see it. What we’re discovering is that there’s a history that’s completely unrecognized,” says Trust Archeology. Scholar Marc Newman spoke of the October 2021 discovery.
The Royal Yacht Britannia has topped the consumer group survey for the second time since 2020 and has belonged to the British royal family since 1660, when Charles II purchased a small coal barge named HMY Royal Escape . In 1953 Britannia was launched with 82 ships and since then has been frequently used by the royal family on nearly 1,000 state visits.
Rising maintenance costs forced the yacht to be decommissioned by Tony Blair in 1997, after which it became a lucrative political tool for successive prime ministers.
In 2021, Boris Johnson announced that he would build a new country flagship “reflecting Britain’s burgeoning status as a great independent maritime trading power”. One foreign minister, Liz Truss, sought to bolster her leadership campaign by pledging support for another large state-owned vessel.
“I support the idea of facilitating trade around the world,” Truss said in July, adding that it would look to the private sector for investments with an expected £200m price tag.
After the pair, Bath’s Roman Baths and Pump Room came in third, alongside Cullane Castle and Country Park in Scotland, managed by the National Trust for Scotland.