6 abandoned or derelict Abbeys in North England

Two things have surprised me so far with ShotHotspot. 1. Transexuals like to take geotagged pictures of themselves (do they need to be geotagged!?), and 2. we get a lot of search for abandoned buildings.

We know some of the searches are Urban Explorers scouting out their next location, which is cool*, but a lot are photographers trying to find that dilapidated look for their photo shoot.

This post lists some derelict Abbeys in the North of England. These hundreds of years old monasteries or convents have fallen into a state of disrepair, and are in that slow process of being reclaimed by nature. They make for fantastic photography opportunities and boast leading lines-a-plenty.

Abbeys aside, I know there’s also a ton of disused and derelict buildings in the North of England.

*We don’t know if you’re allowed to visit any of the locations listed in the post, as we’re just listing out places where others have taken photos. The onus is on you to seek permission before visiting. Some of these places may be dangerous. If you choose to visit them, you do so at your own risk.

Fontains Abbey

Whitby Abbey

St Mary’s Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey

Bolton Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey



See a map of derelict buildings in the North of England

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