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Another Treasure in the National Trust's Portfolio {Another Historic site, garden, and landscape that needs preserving

Fabulous views over Rievaulx Abbey from on high well maintained with beautiful walk along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William J
London, United Kingdom
Another world - dreamily floating between Palladian Temples with the best overarching view of Rievaulx Abbey

No artificial means to completely enjoy the experience of another time and place. Thanks to Thomas... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray S
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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

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like all Trust properties this site is well maintained and staffed by informative and friendly people. A very pleasant short walk with two small contrasting buildings. The walk provides very good views from the hillside looking down at Rievaulx Abbey. However, our visit lasted only...More

Thank AnneandArk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous views over Rievaulx Abbey from on high well maintained with beautiful walk along the terrace and through the woodland. Only minor complaint could do with a little more public seating along this terrace in warm weather/ The temple and dining rooms plus the painted...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No artificial means to completely enjoy the experience of another time and place. Thanks to Thomas Duncombe ll for inheriting these lands from father Thomas who'd created his own terrace/temples at their nearby family seat Duncombe Park. Thomas junior thought I could do one better...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely walk and interesting buildings. Not much else here but very pleasant to just wander around and enjoy the views.

Thank MillyMollyF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 11 on a literary tour. This was a perfect location for experiencing what it must have been like for an 18th century aristocrat looking for fine views and a bit of gothic. Lovely walk through the woods. The National Trust...More

Thank Terminallytangerine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I almost did not visit this terrace but was so glad I did, both my husband and I enjoyed our stroll through woodland with sculpture trail and temples and the view of the abbey was lovely.

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely walk through woodland to get to the long grassed area that is the NT property Rievaulx Terrace. Possibly better views of Rievaulx Abbey than actually visiting the Abbey at ground level! We were lucky that one of the Temples was open for visitors that...More

Thank Solange888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Congratulations to NT for the way they handled the severe weather and closed the site as a safety measure

Thank PeteA57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second visit to this National Trust property. A lovely forest walk leads to the terrace with a temple at each end. The views looking down on the abbey are beautiful. One of the temples is open at certain times and is very interesting. A...More

1  Thank kerriekhowe
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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!