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Review of Jervaulx Abbey

Jervaulx Abbey
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not enough information provided”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Having had a quick look on their website on the way there, it wasn't immediately obvious what the opening times or entrance fee were. Once there, we found out it's open dawn - dusk and there is a honesty box which suggests £3 for adults. This seems cheap compared to some other abbeys.

We arrived at lunchtime so decided to call into the tea rooms first. It was a nice building and the model of how the abbey used to look was great to see. The prices in the tea room were steep though. My husband had an ultimate hot dog which was almost £7, as was my cheese, pesto & tomato melt. We felt that was very high for a tea room. We also had 2 hot chocolates, a latte, cheese scone and piece of cake, which with entrance fee for 2 adults came to £32!

On top of that, there's also an honesty box for parking with a suggested fee of £1.

We crossed the road and walked through the field to the abbey. It's interesting with lots to look at. It is also a very peaceful place.

You can see the difference between this, which is privately owned and others which aren't though. It was overgrown in areas. There was a steep drop into what looked like a water channel without warning signs. Some stones looked like they had recently fallen so it made you wonder how stable the rest were. Because of all this, I didn't feel comfortable letting my little boy rush around exploring like I would elsewhere, which is a shame as that was the main reason for visiting. Some walls were made from blocks from elsewhere on the site which I felt was a shame as they were out of context. Also, there were no signs to tell you what you were looking at, which I guess is a way of making you buy the guide for £2.50.

We enjoyed wandering around the abbey grounds and would like to go again, although we wont be having lunch there next time!

Visited March 2013
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English first
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“lovely stop off for lunch or a break”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

nice tea rooms for an ice cream in summer and a nice warm drink and snack in winter. Jervaulx abbey across the road for a lovely stroll around the grounds and take in the history of this recently featured abbey on Country File BBC1

Visited February 2013
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Yorkshhire Dales
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gary from the Dales.”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Fantastic place to visit for the day or a few days, staying in local B&Bs! Stunning views out and about walking the area! However, the Abbey is so peaceful and beautiful. Great local inns and guest houses and cottages to stay in.

Visited February 2013
Thank Gary R
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79 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Nice ice cream parlour over the road which has got to the be the reason for a visit to Jervaulx. Plenty room for the kids to have a run about.

Thank Pat B
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic place”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Loved the ruins which has a lot of history, set in a beautiful place. Visited the cafe which I found vastly overpriced.

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