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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

Rievaulx, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
44-1439-748-283
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Ranked #6 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice short woodland walk which brings you out to beautiful views across the countryside and down to Rievaulx Abbey. Nice walks but nothing much to see really, was put off by the way the NT guide said "I can tell you now you're not wearing your shoes in the temple". A polite "would you mind removing your shoes" would have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Although you can view the abbey you cannot go to it as the terrace is national trust and the abbey is english heritage you can still have lots of fun with nature. Car parking good could do with a cafe however accept probably not busy enough and helmsley not far away. Toilets clean and staff friendly. Lots of adventures for... More

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Imagine, walking through the woods then discovering wood stumps for children to walk on plus a bonus for adults - leaning stakes that allow you to relax and look into the sky! Fun! Then, we walked out on the beautifully maintained terrace with two temples on either end. Absolutely amazing. As we walked from one temple to the other, there... More

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Ossett, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visited here with our National Trust pass and tied it in with a visit to Nunnington Hall nearby. The positives: If you are looking for a short trip then this is ideal. It is a very short walk through the woods to the terrace itself from where there are numerous great views over Rievaulx Abbey. The walk between the two... More

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A lovely place, but to be honest very limited! a grassy walk between the 2 temples, a woodland walk and a view to the abbey. Not nearly enough picnic facilities and maybe i missed it but nowhere to get a hot drink despite what the attractions leaflet said. Enjoyed the childrens theatre activities and brilliant staff- son (13) would have... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a terrace so a large section of the hillside was excavated years ago by the owners of Duncomeb Hall nearby so they can exercise and impress their visitors. A long crassed leave lined terrace of some distance with two temples at either end, one you can go into at certain times but the other is closed as it... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We expected gardens, but it was a walk through the woodland then a walk along a grassy terrace overlooking the ruins of the Abbey in the valley below. Highlight was the larger temple, so walk through woodland first to the smaller temple then along the grassy terrace to the Ionic temple which has an impressive space. You'l just need to... More

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Aylesbury, Bucks
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A simple loop walk of woodland and terrace with amazing views of the valley and abbey below, a must as a joint venture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The view is lovely the staff helpful and enthusiastic.The place is well worth a vist. However, bewere if you are not sure of foot and in good health then do not walk up the permissive footpath from the village but walk round by the road it is Very steep.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were lucky enough to go on a gorgeous sunny day, the walk with views down to the abbey was very enjoyable on the lush green grass. The talk in the dining room was interesting and informative.

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