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Rievaulx Abbey

Address: Rievaulx, Helmsley YO6 5LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1439 798228
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Helmsley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We visited Rievaulx Abbey as part part of a walk we'd found online. The path took us from the centre of Helmsley in a route that looped around the abbey. It's is absolutely stunning, there is something completely magical about the ruins and you can walk up and around the hills behind. Lovely walk and day out!

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Just been today first time to the carol event and it will not be our last cold and dry weather but the singing kept us warm and the host made us smile... don't tell everyone I want to get a space next year and the year after.., and so on :)

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Anyone who enjoys eclesastical architecture will be thoroughly pleased at visiting this monument! The volunteers could not have been more helpful with the giving of information about the Abbey's place in Yorkshire's history

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I must admit to not really being that enthused about spending an afternoon here, but how wrong I was!! It's the sort of place that you could spend an hour or 6 hours depending on how much you want to get out of your visit. The ruins themselves are majestic and the autumn colours on the surrounding hillside are simply... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The size of the abbey is breathtaking. And in the mist of a crisp November day it was really very beautiful. The audio tour is a must as it is very informative of the life of the abbey and about the dissolution of the monasteries

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My mum and I followed an old pilgrimage walk from Helmsley to the abbey which was really nice. Stunning ruins and interesting history. The village is also quaint and worth a walk around.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nestling in wooded valley, Riveaulx in Autumn is a delight. A warm, bright, Sunday afternoon was unexpectedly quiet giving us time and space to rejoice in the beautiful architecture and total peace. A must-see destination.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Me and wife recently visited rievaulx on our way to Helmsley and really enjoyed it. It helped that the weather was great but definitely worth a visit. Plus the cafe and shop is quite good too!!

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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Fantastic ruined abbey and we regularly visit, being a local attraction. It never ceases to amaze at the size and complexity of the place and how these wonders were built all that time ago.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Drivng down the very steep hill to the river valley is interesting enough, but then to see the majestic ruins of this towering structure is quite breathtaking. Rievaulx is inexplicble - how did they manage to assemble so many craftsmen to build such a colossal building for so few people? Two things - accept the free audio guide and the... More 

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