On the day we went to Ripon we had visited Fountains Abbey earlier.
Note the party of schoolchildren dressed as monks to the left here.
Nice waterfall on the walk to Studley Royal Water Garden (see link above.)
The monks built out over the river which is bridged at at least four points (one of which held the toilet block – I wouldn’t have liked to live down river of that!)
A few more photos of Fountains Abbey and its grounds are on my flickr.