Official Tourist Board Website
Call us today! 01723 383636

Refine your search

Type of Venue

 

Location

 

Facilities

 

Or Venue Name

 
 

image for Guided Tour item typeExploring Rievaulx Valley at Rievaulx Abbey

  • Discover Yorkshire Coast local members logo
  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • White Rose Award Finalist
  • Welcome To Yorkshire Member
  • English Heritage

Guided Tour, Fri 8 Mar 2019, £25

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

Details

Join Tony Powell (lecturer on English Social History, who has researched and studied the Cistercian community of Rievaulx for the last twenty years) for a comprehensive walking tour of the Rievaulx Valley.

Take in the broader environs of the Abbey and appreciate the size and complexity of the organisation needed when the Abbey precincts were at their peak. The tour will enable members to glimpse the sheer scale of the working Abbey complex, including the locations of such important areas as the fishponds, the stone quarries, fresh water springs and the original course of the River Rye, as well as the central Abbey itself.The tour will last approx. 3 hours and will involve a lot of walking, including some steep hills and uneven surfaces.

A light lunch will be served in the Rievaulx café after the tour. Members will also have time to enjoy the Abbey including the on-site museum.

This event has been graded as challenging access as the tour involved lots of walking over hills and uneven ground. There are limited rest stops along the route and no shelter on the tour.

Walk Route: Abbey grounds

Duration: 3 hours

English Heritage PropertyFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Guided tours for groups

Family friendly resources and activities, with a tearoom onsite. Audio tours are included in the admission price.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 8 Mar 2019 10:30 to 14:30

Prices

Member (adult): £25.00

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

Address

Rievaulx Abbey,
Rievaulx,
York,
YO62 5LB

Location

Directions

See location of Rievaulx Abbey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 576851  Lat: 54.25834 Long: -1.11729

2 1/4 miles North of Helmsley on a minor road off the B1257.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

Family friendly resources and activities, with a tearoom onsite. Audio tours are included in the admission price.