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Rievaulx Abbey

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Escape to the Tranquility of Rievaulx Abbey Deep in the beautiful wilderness of the North Yorkshire Moors lies the serenity of the Rievaulx Abbey. Founded in 1132, Rievaulx Abbey was the first Cistercian abbey in the north of England. The extensive ruins of the Abbey have been preserved to provide a fascinating insight into the Abbey's history. The collection includes medieval floor tiles, stone sculpture, late medieval cutlery and other finds from the abbey. With a new interactive visitor centre you can discover more about the people who lived, worked and worshipped there. With fantastic walks and chocolate box villages close by its a fantastic day out for families and couples alike.

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Disabled Access

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Child friendly




Disabled Access

Parking Available


Extra info

Open Times: 28 Mar to 30 Sept, Daily, 10:00-18:00. 1 Oct to 1 Nov, Daily, 10:00-17:00. 2 Nov to 14 Feb 14, Sat & Sun 10:00-16:00. 15 to 19 Feb, Daily 10:00-16:00. 20 Feb to 24 Mar, Sat & Sun 10:00-16:00. If in doubt please refer to the English Heritage website.

Price Details: Members Free, Adult £8.00, Child (5-15 years) £4.80, Concession £7.10, Family (2 adults, 3 children) £20.80

Arrival information and directions

Address: Rievaulx, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, HelmsleyYO62 5LB, United Kingdom

In Rievaulx, just over two miles west of Helmsley.

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