With the ruins of Netley Abbey sitting just 10 minutes from where we were staying cat sitting recently we thought it a must to visit
This monastery was founded by the Bishop of Winchester in
1238. The impressive remains include the church, the chapter house and the Abbott's lodging. After the abbey was suppressed by King Henry VIII it was converted into a Tudor Mansion House.
In the 18th and 19th centuries the ruins were celebrated by romantic writers, poets and artists
ruins always make for interesting photos
a modern house in the centre of the picture
the internal water spring