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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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This was abit last minute find! But so glad we did it! The abbey was floodlit at night and was absolutely amazing. Although it was cold, the whole family enjoyed it. We will definitely look out for these events again!
Having talked about it for a while my partner and I finally joined English Heritage and here’s where we did it. What a stunning place and very good audio tour and museum of artefacts. Confusing-that the terrace is run by the National Trust but both...More
The weather was due to be rainy but it turned out to be largely sunny with showery interludes providing wonderful light, cast on the stone of the spectacular ruins often set against cloud, sunshine and rainbow. The free audio guide is a must. The commentary...More
Really large abbey, quite a lot still standing and you can wander at will among the ruins.
Owned by English Heritage and one of there excellent audio tours is available.
We thought this was marvellous - nightly recommended
We were staying in Helmsley and wanted to go on a walk which would take us about 2 hours total and we were recommended to talk to Riveaux. Unfortunately as we arrived the rain started to pour down so we didn’t spend a long time...More
We went on a wet day but that didn't stop us from having a great time here. The abbey has a fantastic little museum providing some context and many artefacts. The abbey itself is stunning and impressive and worth a good walk around even on...More
A magnificent Abbey with such ambiance...
Wander around the grounds listening to the free audio guide which provides additional information for the curious minded...
I spent hours just wandering around and taking in the scenery, the grand structures and the atmosphere of the skeletons of...More
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.