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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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Pleasant Views of the Abbey and countyside

A well laid out short visit NT property. Nicely laid out terrace, with good enthusiastic guides and a nice Temple, and small exhibition. Only small comment cant go into the small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Leeds
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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London
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15 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

A well laid out short visit NT property. Nicely laid out terrace, with good enthusiastic guides and a nice Temple, and small exhibition. Only small comment cant go into the small temple because they have laid a floor using original stone from the Abbey ruins, seemed a bit of an odd thing to do.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As a NT member I got in here free and it was a beautiful stroll through the woods and along the terrace. I can understand people being underwhelmed if they have paid to get in. There is not a great deal to see apart from the views and you must have a fine day for them.

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
35 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

National Trust grounds and Temple staffed by lovely people who are very willing to stop and talk about the area. Provides fantastic photo opportunity of the Abbey lower down the valley.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The attraction is really just a walk through a forest & along a grassy hilltop, with spectacular views over Rievaulx Abbey. There is also a temple where the Feversham family once entertained friends, bringing them by carriage from the main house. There are things for kids to do in the forest.

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Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a most unusual National Trust property - it is mainly remarkable for the beautiful man made (hand built) terrace which was constructed in order that the 'romantic' views of Rievaulx Abbey could be admired! At either end of the terrace at some distance apart are two Georgian buildings, one a neo classic temple which contains a magnificent dining... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I recently visited and this was closed during winter! Even during the Christmas Holidays. If you are on a Walk from Helsmley up to the abbey and then the Terrace this is Deeply disappointing. As a local Yorkshire Man I would also not be happy about having to pay to visit the Abbey and the separately to visit the Terrace.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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