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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

Rievaulx Terrace & Temples Mossy Bank Wood, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
+44 1439 748283
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worth a visit.

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
anthony578
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Another NT property with restricted views

As NT members we dropped by late one afternoon and enjoyed a pleasant hour walking the terrace... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mandy_and_Sam
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 5 days ago

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

Thank anthony578
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

2 nice temples and a lovely position and views above Rievaulx but overpriced and no coffee shop so left feeling disappointed

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd planned to walk from Rievaulx Abbey to Helmsley Castle and back (looking around both) but we stumbled across this and we were National Trust members so decided to have a stroll, and this was possibly the highlight of the day! There is both an...More

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk through woodlands out on to the terrace. This is a man made piece of 18th century one-upmanship. Remarkable piece of landscaping with various stunning views over the valley with Rievaulx Abbey below.There are two ' temple's- one at each end. One was used...More

Thank annelainea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The viewing terrace is a lot smaller than I was expecting. However, there is a little 10 minute walk through some woods; lovely views of the abbey; and the staff are friendly. Very peaceful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small NT property, but lovely walk with the dog. Provides great views especially of the abbey below.

Thank Johnnie C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to visit the Terrace which co-incided with England playing in the World Cup, it was very quiet and tranquil with fantastic views to the Abbey below and beyond! The temples were interesting and also the exhibition under the Ionic Temple. It was a...More

Thank Simon R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Explored this place with my boyfriend and it was beauitful the temples were amazing and the woodland walk was so peaceful. They had art installations of woodwork which was nice to see when we visited. Once you walk through the woods you come out to...More

Thank sharyn t
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very enjoyable visit and lovely walk. The temple is beautiful and the history behind it interesting, it was used as an outdoor dining room. Very peaceful with glimpses of the impressive ruins below.

Thank Hannah D
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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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