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Rainy day

Not the best place to visit on the first rainy day of Summer, but it was enjoyable never the less... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KAW687
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London, United Kingdom
Lovely views, and a nice walk through the woods

This is a relatively quick visit, but you take a very pleasant walk through the woods to emerge at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louise090
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UK
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Located in the village of Helmsley, visit the Rievaulx Abbey and its two 18th-century temples, one of which is the splendid Ionic Temple with its intricate ceiling paintings and 17th-century furniture.
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Rievaulx Terrace & Temples Mossy Bank Wood, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
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+44 1439 748283
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not the best place to visit on the first rainy day of Summer, but it was enjoyable never the less. We were lucky to be there when they opened and explained the temple and there is a small museum underneath. The staff were very helpful....More

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively quick visit, but you take a very pleasant walk through the woods to emerge at the end of the terrace, a lovely temple at each end and changing views down to Rivaulx Abbey. Worth a visit

Thank Louise090
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful easy walk between the 2 temples with stunning views at intervals down to Rievaulx Abbey. Peaceful and wonderful. The temple nearest the entrance is open at times during the day and it is well worth looking inside and listening to the guide who is...More

Thank Langneyman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off on our way to Rievaulx Abbey, and found an unexpected gem. There is a woodland walk with outdoor games (I loved the glade where you can lean against a sloping piece of wood and look up at the sky!), and a long...More

Thank RosaMundi99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A mile long grassy stretch designed to give top-down views of the abbey below. There is a woodland walk too. No tearoom so 1-2 hours will do it. Worgh doing in spite of 3-star rating.

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a long strip of green, with entry from the car park through a wood. It's great for dog walkers, kids to have a good run around, or older people to sit and look. The temple has regular guided tours, and is interesting, if...More

Thank flugelist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the major attraction here is the wonderful views down through the trees to rievaulx abbey ruins. otherwise it is a lovely walk between 2 follies. definitely worth a visit

Thank Chrissie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I use a disability scooter and found I was able to get around quite well, I rode right up to the ruins and was then able to get out and walk into the parts of the buildings and also to sit on the seats dotted...More

Thank Caroline A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visit before 11.15 if you want to view inside the temple. Lovely views of the Abbey from the terrace.

Thank anthony578
Reviewed July 16, 2018

As NT members we dropped by late one afternoon and enjoyed a pleasant hour walking the terrace. Stunning view but like The Kymin, it is restricted by trees which are getting larger and more intrusive each yearunless trimmed or thinned out. I understand that cutting...More

1  Thank Mandy_and_Sam
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milnealison6cows2018
June 21, 2018|
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Response from IJ52 | Reviewed this property |
Hi There are large gaps in the surrounding woodland which allow views down to the Abbey from the Terrace
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cynthiahighley
November 22, 2017|
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Response from IJ52 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - have a look on web for 2018 prices, it depends on your ages etc. If you search for Rievaulx Terrace and National Trust. As you managed to ask the question on here, it would have been quicker to use a web browser!
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cynthiahighley
November 22, 2017|
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Response from René R | Reviewed this property |
Best is to inquire at British Heritage or Nation Trust site for opening times.
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