Following the latest government recommendations we will be closed.
England’s past is full of stories of hope in the face of adversity, and of people coming together to overcome all kinds of challenges. Although we won’t be able to share those stories with you in person over the coming weeks, we’ll continue to share them on our social media.
This beautiful ruin, set in the shadow of the Hambleton Hills, was once one of the great northern monasteries. A truly outstanding example of early Gothic architecture, Byland inspired the design for the famous York Minster Rose Window as well as influencing many other religious buildings throughout Europe. Its splendid collection of medieval floor tiles still in situ is the largest in Europe. The Abbey Inn, a gastro pub overlooking Byland Abbey, was originally built within the monastic precinct on the site of medieval buildings and used as a farmhouse. It was converted to a pub in the 20th century and now offers high quality English food, using the best of local ingredients - www.bylandabbeyinn.co.uk Family friendly activities and resources.
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchairs available
- Picnic site
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Free Parking
- Dogs Accepted
- English Heritage Property
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Welcome Host