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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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Interesting place for a short stroll

We spent more time there than we thought. We were lucky that we had hit on lovely weather . We were given a very interesting talk by one of the guides on how and why the terrace... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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York, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very impressed with the friendliness of the staff - we were given a sculpture trail leaflet and advised to go to the temple first as it can be only open for limited times to prevent damage to the wonderful ceiling paintings. Wow they were stunning and we were able to talk to a very knowledgeable guide. Then there is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is stunning. We were in Helmsley and as I'm a member of the National Trust we thought we'd pop in. Wow we didn't expect what we found. A lovely walk through the woods onto the terraces. The place is well maintained and gives stunning views. The current sculptures only add to the experience, wondering what will be round... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We spent more time there than we thought. We were lucky that we had hit on lovely weather . We were given a very interesting talk by one of the guides on how and why the terrace and temples were built. Lovely views down to the Abby!

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86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Rievaulx is in a lovely quite valley near Helmsley. It's well worth a visit, and for an English Heritage site we felt it was good value. The strongest recommendation I can give is to walk to Rievaulx from Helmsley along the Cleveland Way. It's clearly signposted from Helmsley and is a gorgeous walk. There are some steep steps in part... More 

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Skipton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The lady their was really friendly. We also had a very informative talk inside one of the buildings which was extraordinary once you got inside. It has been kept in its original state. How grand people once lived. Views if the abbey are spectacular.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Another example of wealthy Yorkshire folk showing off their wealth to visitors, this terrace was created for the views of the abbey below. A pleasant place to visit with a building at one end that houses an exhibition downstairs and the main part upstairs is open at certain times to view. Interesting!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After meaning to visit this attraction for many years we finally made it and were not disappointed. Adequate parking facilities led us to the little lodge at the entrance, where the receptionist told us which way to walk to get the best view. After a walk along a slightly rough path (not ideal for wheelchairs) through a lovely mature wood,... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Another NT gem overlooking the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. As the name suggests it is a large terrace carved out of the hillside with an ionic temple housing a dining room where the builder, Thomas Duncombe, entertained and impressed his guests in the in the mid 18th Century. We discovered that a month prior to our visit an ancestor of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very Tranquil interesting to walk round, wonderful arches very picturesque great to take photos of. Nice gift shop drinks etc available. Lot of places to sit around the Abbey to have your own drinks.

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Manchester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Lovely woods to walk in, stunning view over Rievaulx Abbey, plenty of space to play and dream, and a really thoughtful and engaged range of activities for families. Definitely worth a visit if you're a Member of the NT.

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Address: Rievaulx, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
Phone Number: 44-1439-748-283
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley

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