Temple of A Thousand Bells

by funnylittlestories

We stumbled upon this beautiful little temple on the way to the walls of York. Inside were dainty bells hung from the roof of the building with nylon strings. We were told that this is based on an ancient legend of the temple of a thousand bells that was built on an island. Over the centuries, the island sank into the ocean and with it, the temple. It was mentioned that a sailor attempted to collect all the missing bells just to hear the sounds of those bells again. They recreated the story with the bells in this little St Mary’s Temple in York and is open for the public to view and experience the legend once again.

It is funny and amazing what we stumbled upon without a plan in mind. This is definitely the perks of traveling without an itinerary!

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