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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

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Address: Rievaulx Terrace & Temples Mossy Bank Wood, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
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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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Found two temples very interesting. Guide was very informative. Beautiful views when walking along terraces. Definitely worth a visit if in Helmsley.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jill R
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found two temples very interesting. Guide was very informative. Beautiful views when walking along terraces. Definitely worth a visit if in Helmsley.

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Thank Jill R
Pakenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately the Terrace is run by the National Trust whilst the more famous, (and popular), Abbey is owned by English Heritage. For non members it's an expensive day out at around £14 for both sites; with the Terrace £5.40 on its own.. The Terrace is easily found less 800 yards from the Abbey, parking is free and there are a... More 

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Thank Philip S
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Staying in Helmsley, we took the chance to visit the Terraces on a blustery and damp day. The site offers a great view of the Abbey itself and the guided narrative on the Temples was fascinating. On a fine day a perfect spit for sitting with a packed lunch and just taking some time out. On a blustery day, still... More 

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Thank Chrisbic
Egremont, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 3, 2017

I'd passed the entrance before on the way to the abbey and I was delighted I dropped in on this visit. There are great views of Rievaulx Abbey and the valley it sits in.

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Thank 589Richard
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

enjoyed late afternoon stroll through the wood and along the terrace and enjoyed the different views.

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Thank Tillyted
Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

After visiting the abbey and it being shut. I tried the terrace and temple gardens which is run by the national trust unlike the English heritage at the abbey and found the gardens open all year round from 10am. The cost was £5.95 enterance and free parking. The ladies at reception were very helpful and informative about the attraction. The... More 

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Thank gazken1981
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Good National Trust site with fantastic views of the Abbey. When we visited they had a display of art work in the woods which was fascinating. If you're in the area, worth a visit.

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Thank Richard K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

This truly is a hidden gem. Beautiful surroundings and friendly staff. We love it and the dogs love it. Take a camera because the views down to the abbey make a great photo. As an added bonus you will find regular exhibitions and events.

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Thank Rambling200
St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Fascinating National Trust property with superb views down to Rievaulx abbey . The staff were very helpful and the talk in the Ionic temple was interesting.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016

The temples are a bit of a let down but it is worth a visit just for the views of the Abbey! The Abbey is English Heritage and the Terrace National Trust, so two entrance fees!

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