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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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Plan your visit when the ionic temple is open

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Manchester
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Manchester
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Temple was interesting but the real attraction is the walk along the terrace with stunning views of the Abbey.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a nice way to spend an hour. The Ionic Temple has a beautifully fresco painted ceiling which is not always open. The woodland walk is very nice with various items to look at and a natural playground for children. The Tuscan Temple is unfortunately closed and there seems to be a lot of graffiti on the brickwork, not... More 

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long melford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had a drive from Crayke in the rain to visit here and it pains me to say it was a little disappointing for us. We are members of the Trust and love our visits but the experience wasn't as good as we thought it might be. It was only the view of Rievaulx Abbey that made up for the... More 

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Kilham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Ever changing views of the Abbey ruins, wild flowers around you, birds overhead. Safe parking and toilets!

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Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The staff are always friendly. The views are spectacular, on a good day you can see for miles and you get an excellent view of the Abbey.Great for photographs. One of the temples is opened 3 times a day + is worth fitting it in if you have time, The painted ceiling is amazing. There is a woodland walk with... More 

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North Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

we walked from helmsley which was a love walk, and a quick walk round the abbey, the staff were quite annoying :/

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A lovely spot to visit. We just made it into the temple for a quick talk by the volunteer, before it was closed for a couple of hours (to reduce damage by the sunlight). Very interesting to hear how the terracing and landscaping were carried out. The walk along the terrace gives superb views of the abbey, we could hear... More 

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our first outing to the National Trust property at Rievaulx Terrace and we shall return. Gentle woodland walk with lots of fun, interesting activities for youngsters - and maybe the not so young! - before emerging on to the broad grassy terrace. With historic buildings at each end and absolutely amazing views down to the river and abbey ruins, the... More 

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