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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

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Address: Rievaulx, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
Phone Number: 44-1439-748-283
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Description: Located in the village of Helmsley, visit the Rievaulx Abbey and its two...
Located in the village of Helmsley, visit the Rievaulx Abbey and its two 18th-century temples, one of which is the splendid Ionic Temple with its intricate ceiling paintings and 17th-century furniture.
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A delightful place

After meaning to visit this attraction for many years we finally made it and were not disappointed. Adequate parking facilities led us to the little lodge at the entrance, where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After meaning to visit this attraction for many years we finally made it and were not disappointed. Adequate parking facilities led us to the little lodge at the entrance, where the receptionist told us which way to walk to get the best view. After a walk along a slightly rough path (not ideal for wheelchairs) through a lovely mature wood,... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Another NT gem overlooking the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. As the name suggests it is a large terrace carved out of the hillside with an ionic temple housing a dining room where the builder, Thomas Duncombe, entertained and impressed his guests in the in the mid 18th Century. We discovered that a month prior to our visit an ancestor of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very Tranquil interesting to walk round, wonderful arches very picturesque great to take photos of. Nice gift shop drinks etc available. Lot of places to sit around the Abbey to have your own drinks.

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Manchester, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Lovely woods to walk in, stunning view over Rievaulx Abbey, plenty of space to play and dream, and a really thoughtful and engaged range of activities for families. Definitely worth a visit if you're a Member of the NT.

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Whitley Bay, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Only 5 minutes drive from Helmsley we were able to use our National Trust Life Memberships to visit this wonderful location. We were able to park very close to the reception (with small shop but no catering) where we were welcomed and advised of the best route to take. This involved walking through the shaded wild wood, which has children's... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A hidden gem with a lovely walk through woods and along terrace. A play area and trail available for children. Amazing views of abbey.

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Again too expensive, we got some lovely pictures from the approaching lane. If they charged less I am sure they would attract more visitors.

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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Holidaying in the area, so found the route into the Temples. Get the correct entrance, 2 of them less than 4mtrs apart. One is for the Temple, the other entrance is for the Abbey. Enjoyed the walk around the wood. Came out at the end onto a well kept grass area, with wild flowers growing down the embankment. Good views... More 

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Manchester
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We found the site eventually, nas not very well signed from local towns. Well worth the search. Forest walk included interesting attractions. Terrace views especially over the abbey also very impressive. But the highlight was the ionic temple, which is rationed to 1.1/2 hours of day light per day so it's worth finding out when the doors will be open.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A pretty half mile of woodland with wild flowers. Little gems hidden for children to look out for (or those young at heart like me, my partner enjoys a laugh at me). Amazing large chess set to play on (luckily it was quiet when we went so no children wanting to play too!) The views from the terrace were beautiful... More 

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Address: Address: Rievaulx, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
Phone Number: 44-1439-748-283
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley

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