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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

Address: Rievaulx, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
Phone Number: 44-1439-748-283
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Helmsley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Located in the village of Helmsley, visit the Rievaulx Abbey and its two 18th-century temples, one...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you have read my review on the Abbey and have time available the terrace is a lovely walk in Spring or the Autumn especially the latter on a dry bright day sunlight passing through the trees it is magical!! Well worth a stretching of your legs!!

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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Regularly visit the terraces and enjoy the walk around the grounds with the views over the Abbey below.

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Aldershot, England, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If, Like us, you are members of the National Trust and would like a birds eye view of Rievaulx abbey without spending any money then this place is perfect, Its literally just a stroll through some woods, arriving at a wide grassy terrace with Temple Follies at both ends and views across to The abbey. (The land was purchased by... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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336 reviews 336 reviews
125 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 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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116 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
18 helpful votes 18 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
47 helpful votes 47 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
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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