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Address: Rievaulx, Helmsley YO6 5LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1439 798228
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In terms of Abbey's - this is so far my favorite - in so many ways. Firstly the extend of what is left - one can get a real feeling of all the buildings and their uses by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Russell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

In terms of Abbey's - this is so far my favorite - in so many ways. Firstly the extend of what is left - one can get a real feeling of all the buildings and their uses by wandering around and listening to the audio guide. I always try and find the kitchens and dormitories (reredorter included) and also the... More 

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Todmorden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great visitor centre, which really enhances the ruins. The weather was good which made. It better. The English Hertiage personnel were very informative

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A magnificent ruin cared for by English Heritage. The audio guide is well thought out and takes you around the ruins explaining what you are seeing and how the abbey was used. There are two levels....adult and children. Both are informative and user friendly. Plenty of places to sit and contemplate the view and the ruins.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

These are splendidly impressive ruins: a community the size of a small town with a church of cathedral-like proportions, all doomed to destruction by the Dissolution of the Monasteries (Henry VIII, 1538). Off the beaten track in a secluded valley, it's not hard to imagine this site as a fully functional community in religious retreat living off local raw materials... More 

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northallerton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very atmospheric set in a stunning location well worth a few hours of exploration, lovely tea rooms on site, and a very interesting museum with hands on attractions for the children

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Shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This Abbey is spectacular. We stayed for three hours just walking around and looking at all the different rooms and old corridors. The audio tour was very good and it enabled us to be able to understand a bit more about the Abbey and really get a feel for what it once was like. It was very wet when we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We are walking the Cleveland Way and walked the short detour from Riveaux Bridge and we are glad we did. The Abbey is beautiful and the setting is magical. The tea room and toilets are also fabulous and worth the detour. The English Hertiage shop is also very good but as we are hiking..... There is a comment below about... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

To park here for the day you pay £4 which is then reimbursed when you pay to enter the site. But then you need to sign for the money. Why bother? Magnificent ruins and you wonder what life must have been like there. I suppose some folk might park and walk but...

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Notts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you like history do not miss it. Gorgeous setting and lovely tea room. Definitely worth an hour out of your day

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

You should take a bit of time and enjoy it - we were pushed for time but it is some where on a lovely day you can see why the monks came and built here.

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Address: Rievaulx, Helmsley YO6 5LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1439 798228
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley

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