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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 things to do in Helmsley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great audio tour - sign up for English Heritage and get into most Natinal Trust sites too - not advertised but true!

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Denham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely location. A good deal of the structure is still standing. There is a pay and display parking lot if you are not walking in.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

great trip out. We hiked from helmsley to the Abbey along the cleveland way. Very impressive structure and well detailed maps and information. Great pictures in a picturesque background. Car park is not free, access for adults is over £5. Tea room has massive tea pots and good cakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lots left standing and great location A member of the party who uses a walking frame on wheels accessed a good % of the site

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Walked from Helmsley along part of the Cleveland Way on a damp but wind free February day. The walk made the site even more worth a visit and I am now seriously thinking of joining English Heritage. The Abbey is overwhelming in sheer size and dominates the valley. Worth a drive or a walk if you are anywhere close by

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A very well preserved ruin in beautiful surroundings. Those monks knew how to live. Nice cafe, but it's small and very often full, so suggest you also take a picnic and enjoy it in these lovely surroundings.

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Brownhills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We have been English Heritage members for some months and have visited many amazing places but for me, this is the best to date. We were on holiday In North Yorkshire and we we had decided to visit Helmsley Castle but as Reivaulx was so close we thought we would come here too if time allowed and I have to... More 

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Northampton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My husband and I visited Rievaulx Abbey as it looked amazing and we had heard it was a great place to visit. Stupidly we didn't think to check whether it was open at this time of year and it wasn't. However, when you arrive, the carpark gate is open and the door to the entrance shed is pulled back (giving... More 

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ValentineKing, Public Relations Manager at Rievaulx Abbey, responded to this review

Hi, We're sorry to hear you arrived when we were closed. Our winter opening times are Saturdays and Sundays 10-4 from October to the end of March. We recommend checking the English Heritage website to look up opening times before you head to one of our sites to avoid disappointment. The opening times are also listed on the sign at... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Coming down from the main road, nothing prepared us for the beautiful ruins hidden in the valley. It was nice to see the abbey well cared for and there are plenty of information boards around the site. The little museum on site kept us amused with all the interactive displays, which I'm pleased to say were all working well. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We visited last July on a beautiful day. The Abbey is tucked away down a narrow, steep, winding road & this adds to its atmospheric feeling, you round the corner & there is this magnificent ruin. A really lovely place to wander around, shop & refreshments also available. After we had visited the Abbey we walked along part of the... More 

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