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Amazing views and interesting place

We called here as we had visited the ruevaulx abbey... and was well worth it just to see the views... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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If you visit rievieux abbey, it’s worth also visiting the terrace above.. although separate trusts... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Thirsk, 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.
Rievaulx Terrace & Temples Mossy Bank Wood, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We called here as we had visited the ruevaulx abbey... and was well worth it just to see the views from the terrace. Nice walk in a little wood before getting to the terrace. The staff kind and friendly sorted the children out with paper...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you visit rievieux abbey, it’s worth also visiting the terrace above.. although separate trusts being one national trust And the other English heritage ?? Lovely woodland walk and the children enjoyed the brass rubbings along the way! Excellent views of the abbey below

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stunning autumnal walk in the sunshine views were amazing. We were lucky with the weather I would imagine in summer it would be busy but we only shared it with a couple of people. A really lovely place very calming.

Thank SamF977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have today been to Rievaulx Terrace and Temples, a National trust property that over looks the ruins of the abbey. It costs about £6 per person (or free if you have Trust membership) and for that you have entry to the terrace where you...More

Thank AlecC501
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on 31/10, which was a lovely sunny day. First time visitors using National Trust membership. Plenty of parking and well signposted. Small shop/visitor centre, pleasant staff, clean toilet facilities, dog friendly- water available and poop bags. There are no handouts or leaflets but...More

Thank notquiteretired22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the abbey first and this was a National Trust site above it with good walks through woods and along terraces. There are also two small temples to visit. Recommended particularly following a visit to the abbey.

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Rievaulx Terrace on a damp morning in early October. Having visited the Abbey in February, we knew how stunning that was. After reading the National Trust app we expected some nice views in the distance and that was pretty much it. Being the...More

Thank 626hertaf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an interesting walk though the woods to the first temple. Then temple to the other one with the horse looking to the ruined abbey below. It made understanding the structure and layout of the abbey easier to see. We visited a lovely sunny Autumn...More

Thank RaymondP1348
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to walk along this 1758? Landscaped terrace. It was amazing to think how and what was used at the time to create this plateau. It's an interesting walk from end to end between two temples with glimpses of the ruined abbey below....More

Thank BigShrub
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Had very much wanted to take the wonder view from the Terrace over the fine ENGLISH HERITAGE Rievaulx Abbey. Much excitement in the back of the car from our friends from Surrey (where?)! Arrived 40 minutes before closing as the light was beginning to fade,...More

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September 11, 2018|
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Response from DiscerningWanderers | Reviewed this property |
I agree. OK in summer/autumn as mix if woodland path and cut grass. Easy with larger wheels but should still be OK with smallest
June 21, 2018|
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
November 22, 2017|
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!