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Hidden in the deep River Rye valley, the beautiful and tranquil abbey ruins reflect nearly one thousand years of spiritual, commercial and Romantic history. Rievaulx was one of the first Cistercian abbeys to be founded in England in around 1130, and...more
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I was the first guest of 2019, I think, having visited on Feb 16 at 10. Therefore, I was lucky as we almost had the place for ourselves. It's fab, however I can't imagine if it gets crowded in summer.
If you happen to be...More
We were in the area for the weekend enjoying visits to some of the historical sites. We had both wanted to visit Rievaulx so arrived this morning for a wander round. The actual site is really impressive and we enjoyed the abbey and a look...More
Date of experience: January 2019
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I’ve always wanted to see this Abbey and I am so glad I’ve now managed to. Arrived here for when the Abbey opened and we were lucky enough to be the only ones there. It was so peaceful walking around the ruins, it is stunning...More
The Abbey, although in ruins, is a fascinating site. Buy a guide book and you will know exactly what used to happen in each area and your imagination does the rest. It is a great place for photographers as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit...More
Rievaulx Abbey is pretty but without a map, I couldn't find all the boards with info, but I was distracted. My experience at admissions really didn't help me concentrate.
I get that when I'm first greeted I get the 'would you like a membership' bit...More
Having recently become members of English Heritage this was somewhere I always wanted to visit but never got round to. There was no excuse now we're members.
What a beautifully serene place to visit and I wasn't disappointed. During the stressful time of the festive...More
We visited Rievaulx Abbey which is run by English Heritage and had an enjoyable afternoon despite the rain and cold weather.
The carpark is conveniently situated in front of the entrance and had ample spaces available when we visited on a Saturday afternoon in October....More
It’s always a pleasure to come to this wonderful abbey ruins. It’s beautiful and has a magnificent splendour. There is a new cafe and shop built in keeping with the surroundings. It’s well worth wondering around the grounds and soaking up the atmosphere. We visited...More
One can only imagine the enormity of the abbey when it was built. It’s position is beautiful- in the low area in contrast to Helmsley Castle close by. It is eerily beautiful and a better option than Helmsley Castle if you are making a choice.
Response from ApriliaApex | Reviewed this property |
You foolish man, i do appreciate Rievaulx Abbey, i just didn't care for the cafe or the shop.
I will look forward to going back there and to finding that you have sent your reply to "gelvisblue" and deleted any link to me.
Public Transportation in and around York (5 Replies)
Two travel companions and I want to see sights in and around York, in late May or early June, staying a week or two in one or two lodgings (we don't want to sleep in a different place every night) and taking only public transportation (we don't want to rent a car unless absolutely necessary). We will be in the south of England for a week or two before this, but I will ask about that in a separate post. Our wish list includes York Minster, Castle Howard, Rievaulx Abbey, Durham...More
January 06, 2013|
Castle Howard, Rievaulx Abbey - you would need a car. Durham Cathedral - in Durham so accessible by train. Generally speaking to do specific sites in rural areas you would need a car.
north yorkshire 1 day touring (8 Replies)
We, my husband and I, are going to attempt to drive from Wetherby to Newcastle in one day via the N.Yorkshire moors and Whitby. Can you look at the following itinary and tell me if its able to be done! Leave Wetherby early AM Thirsk Helmsley - Helmsley Castle, Rievaulx Abbey Hutton-Le-Hole Rosedale Abbey (then via Hartoft to Cropton) Cropton (is Lastingham worth a visit?) Pickering - Pickering Castle Goathland - Mallyan Spout (Heart Beat icons not a priority) Whitby - Whitby...More
March 08, 2010|
Sorry - absolutely impossible and that's even taking into account that you might merely be driving through one or two places (Hutton le Hole etc) rather than actually stopping the car. Although I assume the Ryedale Museum in Hutton is the draw here as well as the village itself? I would say you have done a full day by the Cropton part of your itinerary to do any of the places the slightest bit of justice. You are travelling during Whit week school holidays so even mid week it's going to be...More
York Itinerary (11 Replies)
Request for advice in a visit to York in March: My wife and I will be traveling north from London between 9 and 10 AM on Monday, March 20. We plan on spending at least Monday night in York and may spend two nights there; or, we may spend one in York and one night in Hexham, depending on suggestions about itinerary below. In addition to seeing some of the highlights of York itself, we are also interested in some of the following oft-visited sites in the York area: Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx...More
January 22, 2006|
Correction to the Post: We will arrive in York between 9 and 10 on Monday, March 20 - trying to decide between St. Raphael's House and Heworthm, by the way, if anyone has a recommendation between the two.