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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

Rievaulx, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
44-1439-748-283
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Ranked #5 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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Aylesbury, Bucks
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Another National Trust property so make sure you have joined! A simple high level grassed terrace with stunning views down the valley, down onto Rievaulx Abbey and across the valley to distant woodlands. Beautiful and quiet, plenty of places to sit and consider the meaning of life in peace!

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Wales21
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stunning views over Rievaulx Abbey. Beautiful temples. Friendly and knowledgable staff and room guides. Dogs welcome on lead.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The best part of the terrace is the views of the Abbey, from each vantage point the view is slightly different, but just as impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Rievaulx Terrace is simply beautiful. Take a walk through a woodland to emerge out onto the terrace. You will get amazing views of Rievaulx Abbey. Great place for a picnic with family or friends. It is better if the weather is good but who cares it's always a stunning view. It's a National Trust property so if you are a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Lovely spot...nice for a picnic on a summers day, a few bits of art, jenga and chess to play, the temples were lovely...and if you visit at the right time you can go in one of them which is set for dinner and great views of rievaulx terrace...lovely, really enjoyed our visit...nice place. Opportunites for walks nearby, we walked to... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Belongs to National Trust. Man made 19thC grass terrace built on natural escarpment. Beautiful trees and wild flowers. Woodland walk. Dramatic views of Rievaulx Abbey in the valley below. Two temples, one at either end of terrace. The larger one is open at limited times of day and furnished as a dining room - beautiful painted ceiling. Below this building... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visited it after spending a couple of hours at the nearby Nunnington Hall. It is a short walk through nice woods, and the views of the abbey are lovely. We were also lucky enough to be there when the biggest of the temples was open. The peinted ceiling is beautiful, and the exhibition about the making of the terrace... More

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