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Rievaulx Abbey

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Address: Rievaulx, Helmsley YO6 5LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1439 798228
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What a big surprise. We were amazed by the great Abbey, great shame that was destroyed by a crazy King.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a big surprise. We were amazed by the great Abbey, great shame that was destroyed by a crazy King.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Was visiting Yorkshire with a friend and this was on our list to visit. I'm so glad we made it! The ruins are beautiful and set in the stunning Yorkshire countryside. It's a short walk to Helmsley Castle so you can do both sites in a day.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have visited here many times. I find myself returning to experience the beauty and tranquility of this inspiring place - go early if you wish to experience a quiet visit here! Even as a ruin this building is magnificent and very welcoming. The abbey is reached down a steep bank and really the scale of this place is impressive.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

super place,history everywere,recommend to all,easy to find free car park is a big plus,will come back

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit! A dramatic ruin away from the world with lots of places to explore. Although ruined, it is easy to imagine the history there, and I liked the old photos of Rievaulx on the wall of the café. Definitely not an all day event, however I think most people could happily spend two-ish hours there(despite this,... More 

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Sheffield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice to see but slightly overpriced for the amount of time it takes to walk round, good visibility from the roadside, if cash is tight then spend it somewhere else.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited this abbey the other day and were amazed at just how big it is. Set in a valley it would have looked amazing in its time. Worth a visit especially if you have membership.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff very welcoming. We visited late afternoon and it was quite & peaceful. Free audio tour is available if required. This abbey is well worth a visit if you enjoy ancient architecture it has a certain vibe about it. Very photogenic! Well maintained grounds and free parking too!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited on a scorching day (if Sir Geoffrey Boycott could guarantee this sort of weather, I'd consider emigrating to Yorkshire). It's a beautiful place, very atmospheric with a decent visitor centre, informative guide and a nice friendly cafe. Perfect site to while an afternoon away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stumbled upon Rievaulx Abbey quite unexpectedly but were so glad that we did! It has been excellently preserved and made available for visitors (well done English Heritage!) who can step back in time and easily envisage life there as a monk. I would recommend taking the audio guide, which I believe is free, even to use sparingly, as the... More 

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