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There are two organizations in England which are administering a vast majority of tourist attractions in the country: English Heritage and National Trust. By becoming a member one has a free entrance to the numerous heritage sites. After moving to England it was quite obvious for me that I would like to participate in this Nobel cause as I am usually quite interested in all local attractions. I have been a member of English Heritage for 1.5 year and I have really enjoyed it. Facing the increase of living costs I was however forced to cancel my membership. On one of the last day of my membership I have visited Mount Grace Priory (in this photo, see also WORKSHOP photo for another POV).

Mount Grace Priory, in the parish of East Harlsey, North Yorkshire, England, within the North York Moors National Park, is today the best preserved and most accessible of the ten medieval Carthusian houses (charterhouses) in England. Set in woodlands, it was founded in 1398 by Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, the son of King Richard II's half-brother Thomas, Earl of Kent, it was the last monastery established in Yorkshire, and one of the few founded anywhere in Britain in the period between the Black Death (1349–50) and the Reformation. It was a fairly small establishment, with space for a prior and twenty-three monks. The priory was closed in 1539 during the dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII.

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