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Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

Details

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Rievaulx Abbey was founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1132 and became one of England’s wealthiest monasteries before its dissolution by King Henry VIII in 1538. Highlights of this long history are displayed in the indoor interactive museum, and The Work of God and Man exhibition shows how religion blended with business in the lives of the monks. Afterwards there’s delicious local food to enjoy in the tea room, and, for families wanting to let off steam, plenty of walking and cycling trails around the site.

- Visitors are now able to enjoy a new Museum displaying objects that shed light on the uniqueness of Rievaulx and the fascinating people who founded and developed the Abbey
- Also see our brand new Visitor Centre with a lovely selection of lunches and light bites on offer, with the stunning backdrop of the Abbey.

English Heritage PropertyFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome Host

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Family friendly resources and activities. Tearoom, Audio tour included in admission price. Events, Holiday cottages

Opening details

Open as normal on Bank Holidays (Summer) Closed 24-26 30 December and 1 January.

Prices

Member - Join now Free Free
Adult £8.00
Child (5-15 years) £4.80
Concession tool-tip £7.10
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £20.80

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Contact

Rievaulx Abbey

01439 798228

Address

Rievaulx Abbey,
Rievaulx,
York,
YO62 5LB

Location

Directions

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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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Family friendly resources and activities. Tearoom, Audio tour included in admission price. Events, Holiday cottages