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A monastery was a building or complex of buildings that housed monastics, whether monks or nuns.

In 1006, the Eighth Doctor and Tamsin Drew visited a monastery, the Abbey of Kells, in Ireland. (AUDIO: The Book of Kells)

In 1066, the First Monk used an abandoned monastery near a Northumbrian village as his base. (TV: The Time Meddler)

Also in the 11th century, a monastery was established on the site of what would later become Forgill Castle. By the late 20th century, monastic records were still kept in the castle's library. (TV: Terror of the Zygons)

The Eleventh Doctor briefly stayed in a monastery in Cumbria in 1207. (TV: The Bells of Saint John)

In 1400, the First Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Vicki Pallister visited a monastery, Sonning Palace, in England. (AUDIO: The Doctor's Tale)

The Doctor regularly visited a Buddhist monastery in Tibet named Det-Sen Monastery. (TV: The Abominable Snowmen)

In the 22nd century, the TARDIS landed next to St John's Monastery, which was used as a factory. (TV: The Rebel Flesh)

In the Unbound Universe, the psychic parasites that powered the Keller Machines were originally held in various monasteries across China before Chairman Mao tore them down, unleashing the parasites' powers. The United Nations sent the Master to aid the Chinese in reasserting order only for him to defect to the Chinese. (AUDIO: Sympathy for the Devil)