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Byland Abbey

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Large derelict Abbey

Situated between Oxwold and Oldstead the Abbey sits right on the side of the road and was free... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
A lovely place to walk around

Really enjoyed walking around this Abbey. The size, scale and architecture are fantastic. Keep up... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
York, United Kingdom
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OPENING TIMES: 3rd November 2014 - 29th March 2015: 10am - 4pm Saturdays and Sundays ONLY. 30Th March 2015 onwards: opening times available nearer the time. Along with Rievaulx and Fountains Abbeys, Byland Abbey was once one of the greatest...more
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Byland Abbey, Coxwold YO61 4BD, England
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All reviews small museum english heritage floor tiles a small car park guide book well worth a visit tea room set in beautiful countryside extensive site wooden hut rose window peaceful place amazing ruins ticket office henry viii tea shop great history
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated between Oxwold and Oldstead the Abbey sits right on the side of the road and was free entry to look around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidh066
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Really enjoyed walking around this Abbey. The size, scale and architecture are fantastic. Keep up the preservation.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 17, 2018

A nice ruined abbey - worth a quick visit. The tea rooms are good with the added attraction of Mouseman furniture.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Byland abbey is probably the finest example of a cistertian monestary in the uk if not in europe. The rose window is huge if incomplete and just by the size indicates the significance of the abbey in its hey day. English herritage have done well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trevor S
Reviewed October 13, 2018

it was interesting to wander around the extensive ruins of Byland Abby and to imagine just how spectacular the large rose window would have been

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alan_uk1953
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a HUGE ruin, although only the facade and one side wall are at a decent height now. Most other walls are knee high. The cloisters area is still evident as are many other outbuildings. At the moment entrance is free and guide books...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sabatinitennis
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Because you are so near Rievaulx this little gem tends to be forgotten . It is well worth an hour or two to walk round . The setting is superb and there is a lovely tea room adjoining or the Stapleton Arms nearby if you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robtt
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We visited Byland Abbey on a beautiful warm day at the end of September - we were the only people there. It was so peaceful and atmospheric. The cafe across the road serves good coffee, tea and cakes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Scodgit
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Byland Abbey was lovely, it is set in a lovely little sheltered valley, parking opposite free and entry to Byland is also now free. The ruins evoke memories of a long ago time before the dissolution took its terrible toll on the way of life...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Helen T
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Spectacular ruins of one of the biggest old abbey in the country. Fascinating museum and tea room close by.

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 8, 2018|
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Response from Hazel D | Reviewed this property |
There is no sales kiosk anymore as it’s a free site now I would ask at the Abbey tea rooms if there is a guide book they will know