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Byland Abbey (English Heritage)

Byland Abbey (English Heritage)

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This beautiful ruin, set in the shadow of the Hambleton Hills, was once one of the great northern monasteries. A truly outstanding example of early Gothic architecture, Byland inspired the design for the famous York Minster Rose Window as well as influencing many other religious buildings throughout Europe. Its splendid collection of medieval floor tiles still in situ is the largest in Europe.

The Abbey Inn, a gastro pub overlooking Byland Abbey, was originally built within the monastic precinct on the site of medieval buildings and used as a farmhouse. It was converted to a pub in the 20th century and now offers high quality English food, using the best of local ingredients -

Disabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs available

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

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Opening details

30 Mar - 30 June, Wed-Sun & Bank Hols - 10am-5pm
24-26 Dec & 1 Jan - CLOSED


Free entry


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Byland Abbey,
YO61 4BD



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Map reference: SE 548788  Lat: 54.20203 Long: -1.16142

2 miles south of A170 between Thirsk and Helmsley near Coxwold village.

Parking: free


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Family friendly activities and resources.