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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

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Address: Rievaulx, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
Phone Number: 44-1439-748-283
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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Quiet woodland walk with spectacular views from the terrace

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom
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Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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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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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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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