Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

Rievaulx Terrace and Temples
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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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MandM5960
Lancaster, UK374 contributions
Absolutely fantastic
Jun 2021
Well worth a visit, we spent a couple of hours here with a stop in the cafe. The staff are extremely knowledgable and helpful. Well worth a visit
Written June 23, 2021
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PMQuestions
North Yorkshire, UK24,214 contributions
Lovely summer afternoon stroll
Jun 2021
Currently you are asked to prebook and it's only open the first weekend in the month, although when we were there on a Sunday afternoon the car park was perhaps half full. Great views and top rate staff to meet and greet. They hope to open more often and allow access to the temples later this year.

Fascinating story - the site was built purely for entertaining, it has never been a home - consumption on the grand scale! Now a lovely, basically flat walk: allow 45 minutes -or longer if you take a picnic.
Written June 6, 2021
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Liam G
York, UK82 contributions
Welcome back, you were missed
May 2021
Delighted to be finally able to visit this gem again. Just what we need as we start to leave this unpleasant experience. Was closed for all of last year which was regrettable. Hopefully, this does not happen again as best endeavors should be made to keep this vital piece of nature open. It offers a lovely walk through woodland, delightfully peaceful and then nice views of the Abbey which thankfully was open for much of last year.
Written May 4, 2021
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Madalyn H
Huddersfield, UK1,604 contributions
Delightful visit
May 2021
The grounds ae in excellent condition and the banks of primroses and cowslips, with some orchids are looking good. A pity that now only open 2 days per month. Perhaps more openings could be considered in the spring for the flowers which are quite special?
Written May 1, 2021
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paulawiddowson
North Yorkshire, UK187 contributions
Great views
Sep 2020
Currently closed as it is National Trust - but when it reopens well worth a visit.
Great views over Rievaulx Abbey & 2 follys that are well worth a visit.
Written September 1, 2020
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Jann
50 contributions
Nice Walk
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is a nice easy walk with good views of the Abbey. If the little temples are open they are worth a look. Nearby Helmsley is worth a visit.
Written August 30, 2020
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dobrien9111
St Helens, UK15 contributions
Grand and majestic
Mar 2020
Quite taken aback by the size, location and importance of this Abbey complex, very impressive to see and worth spending a few hours to understand it's importance and historical significance.
Written April 7, 2020
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Chaz-b98
Redditch468 contributions
A good walk, with great views of the abbey, and interesting temples.
Jul 2019
Take the woodland walk to the end of the terrace, then stroll back along the grass, enjoying the views of the abbey below. Pick your visiting time carefully and you get to see inside the dining temple, well worth it. Very helpful staff. No cafe, but there is a coffee mahine in the ticket office.
Written March 5, 2020
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LynnieCrediton
Crediton, UK20 contributions
Secret gem
Mar 2020 • Couples
My husband and I stumbled on this NT site by accident. Our good fortune.If you enjoy peaceful stunning scenery, great views of Rivaulx Abbey and stepping back in time, you'll love it as much as we did. Two 'temples' whose stories were brought alive by the friendly and enthusiastic team. I'm sure families would enjoy visits as much as we retirees did.
Written March 3, 2020
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Faye
York, UK17 contributions
Amazing
Jan 2020 • Friends
Walked to Rievaulx Abbey from Helmsley and it was an amazing walk, took longer there than to get back.
When we got to the Abbey were greeted by a wonderful lady who seemed to absolutely love the place and told us everything we needed to know. It made a lovely change to have someone so interested in their job and where they work, she was a credit to the place.
After our long walk we sat down and refuelled in the nice cafe they have there. Then we got down to the reason why we’d gone there which was to take pictures. It was wonderful to walk around and for photography, you are just in awe of what it looks like now, still, let alone what it would have looked like when first built.
We walked for a couple of hours, although we were taking lots of photos and then back to the cafe to refuel before our walk back.
The food was wonderful, my mum had a vegetarian stew which came in a huge granary loaf and was beautiful and I had a lovely homemade soup with granary bread. If just hit the spot before setting off back to Helmsley.
I would highly recommend, both walking to the Abbey but also if you were to drive and spend a few hours walking round. There is also a museum we didn’t get to go in but we were short on time as we didn’t want to be walking back in the dark.
Written January 26, 2020
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