St Mary's Abbey, now still as majestic as it was before the decree of King Henry VIII. He needed money for his numerous military campaigns and ordered the dissolution of Catholic monasteries, Abbeys, Priories and Friaries. He sold off their properties and confiscated their income. This led to many beautiful Abbeys in ruins. This as what remained of St Mary's Abbey in York. It sits high on a steep incline and is now part of a municipal garden. It is a beautiful place to spend a few hours roaming the gorgeous grounds.