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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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We just called in for a cream tea with a view, which was very good and pleasant in the sun on the terrace. We will be back for a full visit which includes an audio tour.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

After visiting Fountains Abbey and Bolton Abbey many times over the years, I never expected to discover another abbey in Yorkshire that would surpass them, both in the beauty of the surroundings and in the quality of its presentation. I visited Rievaulx Abbey with my wife and 17 year old son and we were all equally impressed with the well... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful morning here. Car parking directly outside, your £4 refunded when you buy your entry tickets. Small exhibition, you can also have a free audio tour, we paid £3.99 for a souvenir guide book. Peaceful setting (although lots of dogs barking from nearby houses for some reason)! The refectory & chapter house were particularly interesting. The troughs still exist in... More

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Great Ayton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have been before but thought I would put on a review. This is a beautiful place and the site is well managed by EH. Six year old thought it was the best climbing place in the world. Great that EH refund the parking even for members - would recommend a visit

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Probably the most stunning part of this was the journey and drive down to it. Very quaint and charming English village ends with this attraction. Seem to be a hiking park or outdoors running trails available as well. The ruins are basically a walk-about with audio tour at your own pace. Grab a good weathered day and your camera and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Really enjoyed visiting this English Heritage site. We went first thing on a Monday morning - hardly anyone there when it opened. Great photos, and lots of interesting history. Good facilities, parking and shop

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Senior Contributor
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I was surprised at the size of the site. really easy to imagine what life would have been like and the audio guide is excellent. Beautiful aspects from all sides and luscious green grass underneath where the floors would once have been. I like the way you could sit and rest against the stones, you really felt part of the... More

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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Rievaulx Abbey during a recent holiday in Middleham, North Yorkshire. I didn't expect to be so impressed and stunned by the beauty and interest of Rievaulx. When you round the corner past the visitor centre and first see it, huge, magnificent, and for us in the sun with beautiful hillside behind, it is an incredible... More

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bridlington
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24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We weren't sure what to expect but we're amazed at the size of the site, set in beautiful countryside the museum is informative (it's a shame a couple of the interactive items were broken) but walking around to each board and listening to the recorded information really brought the place alive, the cafe was lovely too, good coffee and service

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Cumbria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Impressive ruins ,use the audio guide to learn more as you wander around. Excellent cafe ,much appreciated after our walk from Helmsley.

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