averley was the first Cistercian abbey in Britain and was founded by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester (1107-29) in 1128. Very little of the abbey remains today as can be seen in the photographs, but the site is open to the public free of charge.
1128   First Cistercian Abbey in Britain
 Waverley Abbey, the first Cistercian abbey was founded.[1] 
1150   Combe Abbey founded
 This Cistercian abbey in the Midlands was founded by Richard de Camville and was a daughter house of Waverley in the south.[1] 

Trebuchet Game (Beta Version)

Take control of a medieval trebuchet to destroy the enemy castle and capture their flag.



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TimeRef UK Castles Mobile App for Android Phone

This Android app allows you to find castles thar are near you. Currently the app includes only English and Welsh castles.

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