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Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx, Helmsley YO6 5LJ, England
+44 1439 798228
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Helmsley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had a good wander around, staff were informative. A magical place. The audio was clear to use and useful and the grounds very well maintained.

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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 NEW

Peaceful, well kept, excellent facilities, toilets and refreshments. Car park fee redeemable on entry fee to Abbey. No negative points. A much larger site than you expect.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Abbey is actually a "ruin" but the stones and layout make it clear to understand what the purpose and use of the buildings was for. The high walls of the church are incredible with the gothic window openings. I would recommend you take the "Audio tour" as the signage provides minimal information. This is a lovely location set in... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is truly a spectacular place to see. The location is very scenic, the history is rich. What a real treasure. Highly recommended!

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Mobberley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There is so much to see and admire here. I'll be honest, to enjoy this place, you do need the right state of mind. I'm open minded and enjoy exploring. I could've spent longer here, but we had to go after 4 hours - it was raining! The ruins that are there, are intact, and offers some amazing views, as... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Yorkshire is spoilt by having so many fine historic remains, but this abbey is one not to miss. It has both grandeur and calm and is surpassed only by Fountains Abbey in its setting and inspiration. Here you can also enjoy the bonus of a very good English Heritage introduction to life in the abbey, and the challenge of building... More

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Peaceful and thought provoking. Took lots of images. Nice tea room,very wellcome after walking round the ruins

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Hull
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We really love this place. There is so much to see, or you can just sit and relax. Fabulous for all ages.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Visited the Abbey with my husband and two dogs on the Yorkshire Moors walk from Helmsley to Rievaulx. Firstly, I would recommend this walk, as it was quite easy, but had wonderful scenery, changing terrain (pasture, forest, farms, and historic sites), and was very pleasant. The walk itself is about 7 miles of easy walking. The Abbey was very beautiful,... More

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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

Enjoyed a quick picnic in the sunshine amongst the picturesque and well tended ruins. I did not realise until coming on here to write the review that the audio guide was free, we were offered one but not informed that it was not at an extra charge, assuming it was we declined as we did not have long to stop... More

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