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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

Rievaulx, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
44-1439-748-283
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Helmsley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Such an interesting place! I don't think there is anywhere else like it. Being local ,we try to bring our visitors here and they all love it. It's history is fascinating and when you consider why it was actually built...

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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296 reviews 296 reviews
106 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Before beginning my review, perhaps it would be worth clarifying a couple of practical points re the difference between Rievaulx Terrace and Rievaulx Abbey, particularly as they are co-located. The Terrace is owned by the National Trust so is free to NT members and members of the Scottish NT. The Abbey has nothing to do with the NT and is... More

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112 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was laid out in the 18th century by the local aristocrat, to impress his guests with the vista over Rievaulx Abbey. It still works as well today, and is a pleasant and not over-long walk. Entrance was about £6 for non-members, which I thought was a fair price for what was on offer. You can't go into the Abbey... More

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Thelnetham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Well worth the mile walk to see the temples and views!! We stopped to have a look at the terrace and temples and an ideal place to walk the dog. The scenery was truly worth the walk Nd keen photographer could spend hours thee.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A 'good weather' venue where the walk through the woods with the sun shining through the tress is just wonderful. Cross over and walk back on the other side of the Terrace for magnificent views of Riveaux Castle. Choose a sunny day as it will be quite miserable if it's raining !

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Somerset
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a nice attraction if you're a NT member {as we are}, nice gentle stroll through the woodland to the terrace with its 2 temples at each end. The day we called both temples were closed to visitors but the exhibition was open and interesting. The terrace is grass and had just been cut but the cuttings were not... More

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Burnley. Lancashire. England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lovely walks and views but the main attraction was the grass terrace which was cut out by hand, the ceiling in the round Tuscan Temple, it was amazing. an at the other en was the Ionic temple where the family used to dine with friends. Both these temples and grounds were and still are owned by the same family that... More

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Windsor, England
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11 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Its a grass walk along a ridge created to allow a nice view by the gentry and their guests at Duncombe. A couple of follies shaped as temples create a point of interest and the ceilings have been painted with typical cherub scenes. Views over the abbey below. A nice short walk if you are an NT member already but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Peaceful walk and marvellous view of the abbey. The ionic temple didn't hold a huge amount of interest but the half mile walk followed by a woodland return stroll more than made up for it.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

On a large family day out to Helmsley, we stopped off at The Terrace and temples for a walk, ostensibly to let the children stretch their legs. It was some years since I had been, and was really impressed with how beautifully the grounds are kept. We timed our visit well, by coincidence, and wee able to look inside the... More

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