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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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Rutland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Wow! Firstly, well done to the tea shop for serving a mega teapot! The visit to the Abbey is enhanced by the display. It's lovely to just wander round and drink in the serenity of this place. Henry has a lot to answer for.

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York, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. However, do park in the free car park in the field next to the site if you can. English Heritage car park (£4) is a rip off, though if you visit the site and/or the cafe you should be able to get your money back. It's obviously been done to stop walkers from clogging up the... More

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Lancashire
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200 reviews 200 reviews
10 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Visited today and have to say that you have to be amazed by the scale of this place - it's enormous!!! Well worth the entry fee BUT be warned there is a Pay and Display car park AND a free one (a field! - use this unless its a quagmire!)

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Berwickshire, Scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A fascinating and beautiful place providing a great insight into Britain's history. Well maintained with a sympathetic and discreet visitors' centre.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

we did the walk to the abbey from Helmsley town centre it took us through a wood with quite a few steps not ideal if disabled once there we were very impressed the location was so peaceful the atmosphere was quite therapeutic it was quite large and very impressive we did not want to leave.We then carried on the circular... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Had a really good time there well set out liked having the audio device giving so much detail as went around

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Second time I have been here and we have had wonderful weather both times, which helps. We went when the place wasn't too busy and it was possible to take time to just sit and enjoy the setting. I love Riveaulx. It reminds me of Tintern, but without the main road right outside. Considering what it costs to upkeep something... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The setting is just amazing and peaceful. You can almost see the monks! Excellent visitor centre which gives the history and the actual abbey is stunning.

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Burnley. Lancashire. England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Abbey was awe inspiring and the amount of grounds it took up was huge. Although it was without roof (which a former owner took off to stop it being used during Henry v111 time) there was still enough structure there to imagine what it must have been like. You could quite easily spend a full day there. The shop... More

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Madrid
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26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is not easy to visit this place if you don't have a car, but it can be done by hiking from Helmsley. The walk is quite nice and the abbey if worth the effort. The audio guide included in the ticket is really good, full of rich explanations about the monks who lived in the abbey and the reasons... More

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