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“Bewere the permissive path”

Rievaulx Terrace and Temples
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Helmsley
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Owner description: 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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51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Bewere the permissive path”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

The view is lovely the staff helpful and enthusiastic.The place is well worth a vist. However, bewere if you are not sure of foot and in good health then do not walk up the permissive footpath from the village but walk round by the road it is Very steep.

Visited July 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Picturesque walk”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were lucky enough to go on a gorgeous sunny day, the walk with views down to the abbey was very enjoyable on the lush green grass. The talk in the dining room was interesting and informative.

Visited July 2014
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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315 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Great views of the Abbey from on high!”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Another National Trust property so make sure you have joined! A simple high level grassed terrace with stunning views down the valley, down onto Rievaulx Abbey and across the valley to distant woodlands. Beautiful and quiet, plenty of places to sit and consider the meaning of life in peace!

Visited June 2014
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Wales21
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Stunning views over Rievaulx Abbey. Beautiful temples. Friendly and knowledgable staff and room guides. Dogs welcome on lead.

Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good Views of The Abbey”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

The best part of the terrace is the views of the Abbey, from each vantage point the view is slightly different, but just as impressive.

Visited March 2014
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