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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

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Address: Rievaulx Terrace & Temples Mossy Bank Wood, Helmsley YO62 5LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1439 748283
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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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Lovely and peaceful walk

Visited during half term with my 10 year old and my 7 year old. Both were not that excited to be going but they soon changed their minds when we started the woodland walk. They... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Heather B
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Thirsk
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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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Thank Elaine B
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 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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Thank Colin L
Barrow Upon Soar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Once you have visited Rievaulx Abbey you may be forgiven for dismissing the Rievaulx Terrace but do so at your peril! The main attractions of this beautiful venue are the views which are spectacular. We went in the autumn and the colours were stunning. The Temple is worth a look too for its furniture and stunning ceiling!

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Thank David D
Thirsk
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited during half term with my 10 year old and my 7 year old. Both were not that excited to be going but they soon changed their minds when we started the woodland walk. They loved the giant chess and other games and the outdoor environment kept them entertained whilst I enjoyed the surrounding environment. Views from the terraces were... More 

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Thank Heather B
Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Another real must do in North Yorkshire...combine your visit with the Abbey and Nunnington Hall. Have a great walk along the Terrace and take in the views of the Abbey etc.

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Thank Brian D
Essex, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a great place to enjoy a walk through the woods and along the Terrace. Fantastic views of Rievaulx Abbey and a chance to look at 2 very interesting temples. One of which is like a stately home dining room, used if a meal was needed to get over the 1/2 mile terrace walk!

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Thank quiksilver100
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Got to go but must go back tipping down. already got it diary for next year. fantastic place to vist

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Thank cfscarth
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very atmospheric walking around this ruined abbey. Enjoyable for all the family. Try walking to Rievaulx Abbey from Helmsley, glimpsing the Abbey nestling in a wooded valley. There is the Abbey cafe tearoom which serves tasty light snacks, shop, toilet and car park. Also there is a small artifact museum on site.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A national trust venue with good walks and stunning views the sort of place you can sit and read or paint ( weather permitting ) small follies at either end to go into and travel back to another age

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was a really fascinating and peaceful walk with interesting temples and great views of the Abbey beneath. Well worth visiting.

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