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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

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Address: Rievaulx Terrace & Temples Mossy Bank Wood, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
Phone Number: 44-1439-748-283
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Located in the village of Helmsley, visit the Rievaulx Abbey and its two...

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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Lovely scenery

It was very interesting to see this site. The cafe building design at the abbey is very appropriate as it has a modern church shape. There is an outside eating area as well as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Joyce S
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Stocksfield, United Kingdom

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Stocksfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was very interesting to see this site. The cafe building design at the abbey is very appropriate as it has a modern church shape. There is an outside eating area as well as indoor and the usual shop. I can't recommend the scones, however, as they looked and tasted like they had been made when the abbey was built.... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a comfortable walk between two interesting 17th century “temples” with views looking down on Rievaulx Abbey. If you have visited Rievaulx Abbey not sure if this visit is worth the money but as National Trust (free entry) members we certainly enjoyed the stroll and views. Both Temples were very impressive to view from the outside and luckily we timed... More 

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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very beautiful place to visit very peacful and very interesting lots to photograph staff were very helpful and full of information

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice walk with great views of the abbey from above. Make sure you are there for the opening of the temple so you can see inside. Story of the terraces and temples in the exhibition space underneath.

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Thank Jud1952
Weybridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here prior to visiting the ruined Abbey, and the views were stunning as was the dining-room. We were told that owing to the damage that moisture and humidity would cause the beautiful ceiling frescos n the dining-room, it was no longer used - the last celebration held there being the Duke of Kent's stag do in the early... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice walk with great views of the abbey below. Take stout shoes. Charming NT staff. Good loos. Worth a visit.

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Solihull
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend a visit here before you visit the abbey itself as you get some great views from a pleasant high vantage point.

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit and is under the National Trust. There is a lovely woodland walk from the small visitor centre shop. As you wander through the woodland, it is lovely to hear the sounds of the various species of birds and it made it so pleasant to walk through. There were several activity spots where you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit, I had been to nearby Byland Abbey and it was nice to find a connection with the temple on this site that has used some of the original abbey floor. It was a lovely sunny day when I visited and so I had great views of Rievaulx Abbey below. There's a great sculpture trail around the... More 

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Terrace was specially created by the land-owners who live at nearby Duncome Park as a recreational area. The lawned terrace stretches for about three-quarters of a mile (1Km) along the hillside overlooking Rievaulx Abbey. There are 'temples' at each end of the walk; one had a kitchen and was used for family picnics. Swathes of trees have been cleared... More 

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