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The grounds and interior spaces (with the exception of the Museum) at Rievaulx Abbey are open.

Measures are still in place to keep everyone safe.

We've made a number of changes to help keep you safe. Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Face coverings must be worn in all indoor areas. We won't be able to provide you with a face covering, so please come prepared so you don't miss out.

Takeaway catering is available. Our shop is open but all other indoor areas remain closed, and safety measures are in place to keep everyone safe.

Please keep in mind the government’s latest advice on travelling. Find out more below.

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North York 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.

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 the stunning backdrop of the Abbey.

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.

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

 

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Adult £11.90 £10.80
Child (5-17 years) £7.10 £6.40
Concession tool-tip £10.70 £9.70
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £30.90 £28.00
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children) £19.00 £17.20

Overseas Visitor Pass (9 or 16 days unlimited) - Buy now

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Catering

  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

2 1/4 miles North of Helmsley on a minor road off the B1257.The nearest railway station is Malton, which is 18 miles away.

Rievaulx Abbey

Type:Abbey

Rievaulx, North Yorkshire, YO62 5LB
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Awards

  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Finalist White Rose Award Finalist 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2020
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • Other AwardsEnglish Heritage English Heritage 2016
  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member Discover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member 2021

Opening Times

Rievaulx Abbey (12 Apr 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
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* You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

You can book your advance ticket online up to 9am on the day you want to visit.

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